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Apr 21, 2015

Manila panned by Chinese media as 'cute little submissive' of U.S.

The Philippines is nothing more than the “cute little submissive” of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticizing Manila for military exercises with Washington. The English-language editorial came a day after the Philippines ...

Apr 21, 2015

China considers using lay judges in some trials

China will appoint citizens to help judges decide some local court cases, in the Communist Party’s broadest yet experiment with jury trials. The nation’s highest court has submitted a legislative proposal to create “people’s juries” in 50 courts across 10 provinces, the official Xinhua ...

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

Apr 20, 2015

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

South Korea’s oceans ministry said Monday that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries ...

China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Apr 20, 2015

China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Poor family upbringing is to blame for some of the most serious corruption facing China and officials should learn from the examples of heroic figures from the earliest days of Communist rule, a top paper said on Monday. President Xi Jinping has embarked on ...

Launching drills, Philippines voices alarm at China island activity

Apr 20, 2015

Launching drills, Philippines voices alarm at China island activity

The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese “aggressiveness” in disputed regional waters as it launched major war games with the United States. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos of intense recent Chinese construction over seven reefs and ...

Apr 20, 2015

Over 100,000 officials reprimanded so far in China's austerity crackdown

The top anti-graft body of China’s Communist Party says more than 100,000 officials have been reprimanded since late 2012 for violating policies mandating more austere working practices. The party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in its monthly report Monday that 5,340 officials were ...