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Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has been arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of...

Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Hundreds of illegal jobseekers, mostly from Bangladesh and Pakistan are allegedly being smuggled into Hong Kong (HK) through Shenzhen of China, a HK-based English daily reported today. The South China Morning Post report claimed that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh or Pakistan had entered HK by boat in the past years. Migrants fly into cities across...

Growing inequality challenges sustainable Asia-Pacific growth

Growing inequality challenges sustainable Asia-Pacific growth

The growing disparity in incomes and access to social opportunities in Asia-Pacific developing countries, including Bangladesh, not only threatens social stability but is also a key constraint to the region’s economic dynamism, according to Survey 2014. Latest data from about 40 countries in the region show that the poorest 20 percent of the population...

Asean Summit

Sea row overshadows talks

China yesterday vowed "clear and firm reactions" to defend its interests in the South China Sea but rejected suggestions of aggression, as America's top diplomat urged restraint from all claimants to the bitterly contested waters. A series of incidents between Beijing and several other nations with territorial claims to the sea has sent tensions soaring across Southeast Asia and spurred Washington to call for a halt to any activities that could worsen regional maritime relations. Animosity over the South China Sea,...

Tibet bus plunge kills Chinese tourists

Tibet bus plunge kills Chinese tourists

A bus carrying Chinese tourists has plunged off a 10m (30ft) cliff in Tibet killing 44 people, state media say. The bus crashed into two other vehicles before falling off the road, the Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying. Images from the scene showed rescue workers recovering bodies from the overturned vehicle. A number...

Tibet bus plunge kills Chinese tourists

Tibet bus plunge kills Chinese tourists

A bus carrying Chinese tourists has plunged off a 10m (30ft) cliff in Tibet killing 44 people, state media say. The bus crashed into two other vehicles before falling off the road, the Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying. Images from the scene showed rescue workers recovering bodies from the overturned vehicle. A number...

China quake toll climbs to 589

China quake toll climbs to 589

Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that hit Yunnan province on Sunday, officials say. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area, destroying thousands of houses and triggering landslides. A total of 589 people were killed and nine were missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said. More than 2,400 people...

Modi offers Nepal $1b loan in regional push

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Nepal $1 billion in concessional loans to help build power plants and roads during a visit on Sunday aimed at shoring up support in a region where China is making inroads. Both India and China are vying for political influence in South Asia, home to more than 1.5 billion people, by offering closer integration with their giant economies. India has long been the dominant force in the region. But in recent years as its economy...

Rescuers battle to clear debris

Rescuers battle to clear debris

Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets yesterday after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. More than 18,000 rescuers were deployed in the disaster zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where nearly...

China quake toll climbs to 381

China quake toll climbs to 381

Rescuers dug through shattered homes Monday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province that killed at least 381 people and injured more than 1,800. About 12,000 mostly brick homes collapsed when the quake struck Sunday afternoon in the impoverished Ludian county, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of Yunnan's...

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