Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Arms sales to China: Russia in a quandary

Such deals are lucrative and help maintain ties but security is a risk

Tony Chan in move to halt trial over forgery charges

Tony Chan Chun-chuen, the businessman accused of forging a will he claimed to be from late Chinachem chairwoman Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, is seeking to halt his trial for good, a court heard yesterday.

StarHub unveils price plan for Euro 2012 matches

StarHub, Singapore’s official broadcaster of Euro 2012, will offer all 31 tournament matches ‘live’ across its pay TV, online and mobile platforms. Viewers can purchase the Euro 2012 Pay-Per-View Pack from Tuesday, March 27.

U.K. Seeks Probe Into China Death

The U.K. has asked the Chinese government to launch an investigation into the death of a British businessman who claimed to have close links to the family of Bo Xilai, the Communist Party leader whose downfall has thrown Chinese politics into turmoil.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Health worries may cloud fun of shisha smoking fad

“Depending on the type of shisha tobacco, in one session the smoker can inhale the equivalent of 100 to 400 cigarettes,” said James Middleton, director of non-profit organisation Clear the Air, in an e-mail to the South China Morning Post.

Sun Yee On crackdown was six years in the making

A Shenzhen police crackdown last week on a gang linked to Hong Kong’s Sun Yee On triad was six years in the making. And it has cost some officials their jobs because of their suspected ties to organised crime, according to mainland media.