China invites Afghanistan to join Shanghai bloc as observer
The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) – a bloc comprising China, Russia and four Central Asia countries – accepted Afghanistan as an observer yesterday as it ended two days of talks in Beijing. Member states also jointly criticised Nato for establishing a missile defence system, and opposed any use of force against Iran. However, China, host … Continue reading »
Chinese state refinery executive hid stolen gold in dusty car
Ming Pao says in an exclusive report that Song Wendai, former chairman of state-owned Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Joint Stock Company in Inner Mongolia, was suspected of stealing 60 kg of gold, 1400 kg of silver and tens of millions of yuan from the refinery. Forty detectives spent more than a year to crack … Continue reading »
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