Tourist raped twice in hotel room

A mainland tourist faces prosecution after he lured another Chinese visitor into his hotel room via a dating phone application, and allegedly raped her twice on the weekend. Early in the

Corporate Bits | Sands China supports World Hunger Day 2015

Sands China’s support of World Hunger Day included a three-day Clean Plate Challenge May 26-28. It asked team members to reduce food waste by taking only what they would eat,

Malaysia Air begins ‘hard reset’ with fewer workers, cost cuts

Malaysia Airlines Bhd. said it’s starting a corporate revamp with a “hard reset” as it terminates about 6,000 jobs and seeks to cut costs by 20 percent to return to

KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food

Restaurant operator KFC said yesterday it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false claims about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs. The case

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – edition no. 2325

* Photo exhibition about Macau’s floods opens * Panda pavilion resumes operation * No promise of immunity from prosecution * Authorities enforce Beijing smoking ban   DOWNLOAD

British company studies natural gas project in East Timor

The government of East Timor has selected London firm Amex Foster Wheeler to conduct an engineering study for the Beacu project, which involves a liquefied natural gas processing plant in

Cape Verde and China look to boost two-way cooperation in Beijing

Cape Verde and China yesterday began the 2nd meeting of the Joint Commission for Cooperation, Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation between the two countries during which Cape Verde plans to

Birkin bag sells for record USD222,000 in Hong Kong

China’s military will hold live-firing exercises this week along its volatile border with Myanmar near where Chinese civilians were killed by stray bombs from fighting between rebels and Myanmar’s government. The Defense

Money talks? Nouveau riche escort children on mansion visit to “build dreams”

While many Chinese parents chose to take their children to parks or museums to mark yesterday’s annual Children’s Day celebrations, one group of youngsters in south China was treated to

Beijing holds breath for effective smoking ban

A downtown hotpot restaurant was the first business to get an official warning for breaking Beijing’s toughened smoking ban, as inspectors swooped to enforce the new regulation yesterday. On the first

Surveys show manufacturing remained weak in May 

The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing’s manufacturing index, which is based on a survey of factory purchasing managers, edged up to 50.2 in May from 50.1 the month before. The index, based

North Korea | Holiday in socialist fairyland? Pyongyang woos tourists

If you’re still looking for somewhere exotic to go this summer and don’t mind a vacation that comes with a heavy dose of socialist propaganda and leader worship, North Korea says it’s

South Korea | More than 680 isolated over MERS virus fears

More than 680 people in South Korea are in isolation after having contact with those infected with a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East, health

Myanmar | Actor Matt Dillon puts rare celebrity spotlight on Rohingya

American actor Matt Dillon put a rare star-powered spotlight on Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims, visiting a hot, squalid camp for tens of thousands displaced by violence and a port that

Aviation | Solar Impulse plane to land in Japan due to bad weather

A solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel was planning to make an unscheduled stop yesterday night in Nagoya, Japan, because of bad weather. Swiss

Gov’t spying | NSA surveillance powers lapse after no deal in US Senate 

The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the

FRANCE | Not eternal: Paris removes ‘love locks’ from famed bridge

Lovers in Paris, beware: City authorities are taking down thousands of padlocks affixed to the famed Pont des Arts bridge. The city says the locks, usually hung by couples to

This Day in History | 1953 Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

In front of more than 8,000 guests, including prime ministers and heads of state from around the Commonwealth, she took the Coronation Oath and is now bound to serve her

Offbeat | German police alerted to armed mob, find asparagus pickers

Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus

Nascar | Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie. The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the 60-pound trophy and smiled

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