Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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No injuries as FlyBe plane crash lands at Amsterdam airport The landing gear of a FlyBe Group airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway. There were no injuries, the airport said in a statement.
It was unclear if a heavy storm over the North Sea had played a role, a spokesman said.
All 59 passengers and crew were brought from the runway to the terminal by bus, the statement said.
Bombardier Inc spokesman Bryan Tucker said in an email that FlyBe was operating its Q400 prop plane...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:48:31 +0800 Pope Francis stings Catholic hypocrites for double standards On a typically busy morning at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke at least twice on Thursday in ways that recognised the values of other religious outlooks while he promoted the faithful practise of Catholicism.
The subject of Francis’s homily at the daily Mass was hypocrisy. He criticised the “scandal” of “saying one thing and doing another.”
Many of these hypocrites, Francis implied, according to the Vatican’s text of his homily, are Catholics who act...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:27:15 +0800 Latest budget takes a small step in the right direction In delivering the latest budget, new Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has offered some good soundbites. Whether they will translate into a more tangible budgeting reform is a key question for the next government.
But at least Chan has identified the key shortcomings of his predecessor and chief executive candidate John Tsang Chun-wah. He says the government needs to project more accurate revenue forecasts, rethink the accumulation of excess revenue, and make better use of surpluses....
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:00:00 +0800 Mexico angrily confronts Trump’s envoys on immigration and trade Mexico on Thursday expressed “worry and irritation” about US policies to two of President Donald Trump’s top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration’s hard line on immigration, trade and security.
The US government this week angered Mexico by saying it was seeking to deport many illegal immigrants to Mexico if they entered the United States from there, regardless of their nationality.
It is the latest point of friction between neighbours that have also...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:50:41 +0800 Taiwan’s military drug scandal sparks call for tougher penalties Taiwanese lawmakers on Thursday called for tougher penalties for drug abuse within the military after revelations of major use of illicit substances in the defence forces.
In what appeared to be the first scandal of its kind involving the island’s military, Taiwanese Defence Minister Feng Shih-kuan admitted that there was problem of a “substance abuse” in the forces.
His remarks came after 20 of 3,000 personnel at the island’s main air force base at...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:16:29 +0800 Ex-Taiwan affairs cadre gets the axe from top Chinese advisory body A former senior mainland Chinese official responsible for Taiwan affairs was removed from the country’s top advisory body, state media reported on Thursday.
Sources said Zheng Lizhong’s removal from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference could be a sign that he may be implicated in “economic crimes”, a common euphemism for corruption.
Zheng is a former executive vice-director of the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office. He is...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0800 Hong Kong’s land supply for private flats likely to exceed target again in 2017-18 The land supply for private housing in the coming financial year is expected to be sufficient to build almost 32,000 flats, exceeding the government target for the fourth consecutive year.
The government’s plan to sell 28 plots of land for private housing in 2017-18 is expected to provide almost 19,000 flats, while the remainder will come from railway property, urban renewal and private redevelopment projects.
Although the total supply of 31,620 flats – the most since 2012-13...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:30:37 +0800 Top critic of Duterte’s drug war dodges arrest An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the highest-profile opponent of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, but she dodged police and sought refuge in the Senate.
The planned arrest of Senator Leila de Lima outraged her supporters and human rights activists, who said the government had manufactured drug trafficking charges to silence her criticism of Duterte and intimidate others.
The 57-year-old lawyer, who has spent nearly a decade trying to link Duterte to...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:28:55 +0800 Uber secures third-party insurance coverage in bid to be legalised in Hong Kong Ride-hailing firm Uber has moved a little closer to its destination of being legalised in Hong Kong after securing insurance coverage in line with the city’s laws.
Announcing the deal on Thursday, Uber Hong Kong said it had signed a contract with AIG in October last year to provide third-party coverage worth up to HK$100 million for any ride-sharing trip in the city.
The coverage period began on October 17 last year and runs until September 30. “The liability insurance policy ......
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:53:27 +0800 Regina Ip says Beijing offered her top jobs to quit Hong Kong leadership race Chief executive contender Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has spoken out against “insecure” leaders in Beijing, saying she has rejected offers of top appointments to national bodies in exchange for dropping out of Hong Kong’s leadership race.
The pro-establishment lawmaker also criticised her election rival, former chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, describing her as “Regina Ip” from a decade ago who thought everything she did was right.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:56:38 -0500 Kim Jong-nam’s Death: A Geopolitical Whodunit Circumstantial evidence points to a North Korean hand in the assassination. And that could complicate Pyongyang’s relationship with China, its main ally.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:55:28 -0500 Shipping Bao Bao the Panda Off to China Bao Bao, who was born at the National Zoo in Washington in 2013, is on her way to Chengdu, China, where she will participate in a breeding program.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:46 -0500
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.
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