Asia briefs: Pilots killed in another Nepal plane crash

Pilots killed in another Nepal plane crash

KATHMANDU • Two pilots were killed when a small passenger plane crash-landed in Nepal yesterday, but all nine passengers survived, an airport official said.

It is unclear what caused the accident, which came two days after a Twin Otter turboprop plane crashed into a mountainside in Nepal, killing all 23 people on board.

The European Union blacklisted all of Nepal's airlines in 2013.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Beijing weighs in on Sun Yat Sen issue

TAIPEI • Beijing has waded into a controversy over a proposed Bill by a Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker to remove portraits of Sun Yat Sen from schools and government buildings in Taiwan.

Mr An Fengshan of the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office called the Bill an "open trick".

"Compatriots across the Taiwan Strait should be on high alert against such moves," he said. "As the forerunner of China's democratic revolution in modern times, Mr Sun Yat Sen devoted his whole life to pursuing unification and revival of the Chinese nation. He deserves respect from all Chinese."

XINHUA

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