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AseanPlus News 06 May 2017 | 6:44 AM

Tycoon offers RM6.2mil to beat MMA fighter

BEIJING: A Chinese tycoon is offering a total of 10mil yuan (RM6.2mil) to anyone who can defeat the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who sparked a storm over the merits of traditional martial arts versus modern combat.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sandstorm engulfs one-sixth of country

BEIJING: A sandstorm that engulfed one-sixth of China, including Beijing, has turned the sky hazy as particulate matter readings soared.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Beijing objects to US hearing on HK

HONG KONG: China is against the interference in Hong Kong affairs by any foreign institution through whatever means, a spokesman for the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

China calls on Japan to resolve issues, marks 45 years of relations

BEIJING: Japan should safeguard the political basis for its relationship with China, said Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Security needs vital for new Silk Road plan’

BEIJING: China’s ambitious initiative to generate economic prosperity by building a new Silk Road will depend on the countries involved ensuring strong security, the country’s top policemen said, ahead of a summit to discuss President Xi Jinping’s pet project.

World 05 May 2017 | 6:21 PM

U.N. denounces China crackdown on lawyers, seeks release

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office on Friday denounced China's "ongoing crackdown" and detention of lawyers and activists and called on authorities to release all those being held for exercising what it called fundamental freedoms.

World 05 May 2017 | 5:39 PM

As Trump woos China’s Xi, Dalai Lama has to wait on the sidelines

BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When Donald Trump was elected in November, the Dalai Lama said he was keen to meet the incoming U.S. president, but since then Trump has cozied up to China's leader Xi Jinping, making it less likely the man Beijing deems a separatist will get an invite to the White House anytime soon.

World 05 May 2017 | 4:59 PM

U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

World 05 May 2017 | 3:42 PM

China's C919 jet lands successfully after maiden flight

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's home-grown C919 passenger jet landed successfully in Shanghai after an 80-minute maiden flight on Friday, a major step for Beijing as it looks to boost its profile in the global aviation market.

World 05 May 2017 | 3:42 PM

C919 jet takes off on maiden flight, to test China's aviation ambitions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's home-grown C919 passenger jet took to the skies on its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home.