Dec 14, 2014

China to punish tourists in Thai air rage assault

Chinese authorities have vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements. China National Tourism Administration said Saturday the tourists disrupted the flight ...

Dec 14, 2014

China to punish tourists over Thai air rage assault

Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became enraged over seating arrangements. China National Tourism Administration said Saturday the tourists disrupted the flight, hurt ...

Dec 13, 2014

Farm ministry on high alert for bird flu

The farm ministry is on high alert for bird flu amid multiple outbreaks around the world in 2014. Some 245 avian influenza cases have been confirmed in South Korea so far this year, and the same strain of the virus has spread in Europe, ...

Hong Kong police to shut down last pro-democracy protest site

Dec 13, 2014

Hong Kong police to shut down last pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong police said Saturday that they would clear out the third and final pro-democracy protest camp this week, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic in the southern Chinese city’s streets for 2½ months. Police spokesman Steve Hui said authorities were ...

Dec 12, 2014

A rude awakening for America

by William Pfaff

The American pivot to Asia was the product of people in Washington who only think in terms of military power — as in trying to annex Ukraine and Georgia to NATO and the EU. There are new ways of thinking in China and even ...

Dec 11, 2014

Sony PlayStation to make China debut next month as ban ends

Sony Corp. will release its PlayStation 4 console in China next month, following Microsoft Corp. into the world’s biggest game market after the government eased restrictions. Sales will start Jan. 11 with a price of 2,899 yuan ($469), Tokyo-based Sony said in a statement ...