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No solution in sight for shoe factory strike 


Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world’s largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management’s latest offer in an ongoing labor ... Full story

Navies sign communication agreement 


Naval officials from the U.S. and two dozen Asia-Pacific nations adopted an agreement yesterday aimed at improving communication at sea to reduce the possibility of ... Full story

HONG KONG: Manila mayor flies in to apologize

The mayor of Manila flew to Hong Kong yesterday to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled ... Full story

TAIWAN: Philippines orders 8 arrests in fisherman’s death

A court has ordered eight Philippine coast guard personnel to be arrested on a homicide charge in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman last ... Full story

Troubled history fuels Sino-Japanese tension 


Strolling through China’s sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.“Japan is a ... Full story

Police begin carrying guns during patrols

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost ... Full story

Court impounds Japanese ship in unprecedented seizure

A Shanghai court ordered the seizure of a Japanese ship owned by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. as compensation for the loss of two ships leased ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Batch recall of proprietary Chinese medicine exceeding bacterial limit

The HK Department of Health (DH) yesterday instructed the registration holder of the proprietary Chinese medicine (pCm) "Bouwaidan", Ma Sai Leung Tong Medicine Manufacturing Limited, ... Full story

Factories face new challenge as growth slows 


As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to ... Full story

Strike at sneaker factory snowballs

A strike at the Chinese factories of the world’s biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed yesterday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it ... Full story

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