Beijing investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

China’s anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said yesterday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft

CAMBODIA | Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again today, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair

NEPAL | Gov’t to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal’s capital, the government said yesterday after reversing its earlier objections

JAPAN | Food safety McDonald’s to strengthen checks on chicken

The U.S. fast-food chain’s Japan unit yesterday withdrew this year’s earnings and sales forecasts, citing uncertainties from the food scandal. The Chinese food safety agency is investigating allegations Shanghai Husi Food

N Korea opens summer camp for kids

Summer camp in North Korea? It’s got one — and it’s got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of

AVIATION | Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe —

This Day in History: 1986 Parents appeal for missing agent

Suzy Lamplugh, 25, was last seen with a man aged between 25 and 30, about 5’8’’ tall, with swept back hair and a dark suit outside a property in Fulham

Offbeat | Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom

At least that’s the way President Evo Morales sees it. The Bolivian leader is running for re-election and he urged followers on Sunday to spread the word about his policies so

COMMONWEATH GAMES | Squash champ hopes win offers boost to Malaysia

Nicol David hopes she delivered a bit of joy for Malaysia at last. On a squash court more than 6,500 miles (10,000 kilometers) from home, Malaysia’s national sporting icon produced

TENNIS | Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried

Vox Parva: The torch relay continues with a prayer

After one year of deaconship, on 3:30pm of July 12, 2014, Deacon Cyril Jerome Law, Junior. is ordained to be a priest, presided by Bishop of Macau Jose Lai, and

Politics is the art of compromise

The Legislative Yuan began a two-week extra session on Monday to review the qualifications of 29 candidates nominated to the Control Yuan and two high-profile bills – one to

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – edition no. 2118

* Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles * Petition to Galaxy demanding higher salaries * Raymond Tam is found innocent * Dozens killed in Xinjiang attack   DOWLOAD

World briefs

CHINA The British Embassy in Beijing said it will offer a 24-hour super priority visa service for visitors from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou starting from August 11. The price for

THE BUZZ: World Bank promotes electricity access in Congo

The World Bank has announced a USD100 million donation to boost Congo’s agriculture sector and another $100 million for micro-dams to bolster rural electricity access. World Bank VP Makhtar Diop made

Chinese portal Sohu reports USD45 million loss

The loss for the three months ended June 30 compared with a $69 million loss in the previous quarter and an operating profit of $64 million in the same period

EDUCATION | Summer internship program in full operation

The summer internship scheme is organized by the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) and co-organized by the Macao Chamber of Commerce. Supporting local enterprises provided 60 of the intern positions

Review of Culture focuses of Asian Studies

Tak-Wing Ngo, the convention organizer and editor of the journal China Information, introduces a selection of eleven articles. One highlight is an article tvhat focuses on the rise of Asia,

DSEJ to consult high school academic attainment next year

The director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), Leong Lai, has revealed that her department is going to launch the public consultation of the high school basic academic

Several flights delayed per day over China’s military drills

are likely to be delayed in the coming days due to ongoing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military exercises. Flights to and from East China will be affected by the delays the

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