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Military inspectors find irregularities in corruption crackdown

Inspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing, China’s Defense Ministry said yesterday, a sign that a widening anti-graft ... Full story

Newspaper urges rationality over missing jet

Commentary in China’s state-run media yesterday urged people to react “rationally” to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, after days of protests by passengers’ ... Full story

HONG KONG: Year’s worst hailstorm hits the city

Heavy rain swept Hong Kong Sunday evening with hail shattering windows as the city issued its highest rainstorm warning this year.The Hong Kong Observatory declared ... Full story

Prosecutors bring graft charges against general Gu Junshan

Chinese prosecutors brought corruption charges yesterday against a top general, state media reported, in a case highlighting abuse of power in the country’s vast military.The ... Full story

Philippines defends arbitration case against Beijing

The Philippine president said yesterday that Manila’s arbitration case against Beijing’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea is not meant to provoke China but ... Full story

Tycoon stands trial in gangland case

A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial yesterday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in China’s Sichuan province that gunned ... Full story

TAIWAN: Students march as Ma fails to soothe opposition

Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to a trade agreement with China gathered around Taiwan’s Parliament building to pressure the president to withdraw the trade ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Relatives demand apology over missing jet 

Several dozen Chinese relatives of passengers on Flight 370 demanded yesterday that Malaysia apologize for its handling of the search for the missing plane and ... Full story

Balancing act: First lady prods Beijing 

The photos from Michelle Obama’s weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding ... Full story

WTO rules Beijing violates ‘rare earth’ trade rules

The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 “rare earths” and two ... Full story

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