Asia Briefs: 11 killed, 9 injured in China mine blast

11 killed, 9 injured in China mine blast

BEIJING• • An explosion at an iron ore mining project in China's north-eastern province of Liaoning yesterday killed 11 people and injured nine, state media said.

Another 25 were trapped after the blast, according to online reports by the People's Daily and CCTV. The mine in Liaoning's Benxi city is owned by Huamei Group. Benxi city officials have gone to the site to help with the rescue, CCTV said.


Tiananmen remarks: China raps Taiwan head

BEIJING• • China rebuked Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday for "irresponsible remarks" about the 1989 Tiananmen protests, saying Taipei should stop harping on the issue, after she called on Beijing to embrace democracy.

China's policymaking Taiwan Affairs Office said that when it came to speaking about China's social and economic development, "the people of the mainland have the most right to speak".



Top HK tutor accused of uni exam paper leaks

HONG KONG• • One of Hong Kong's top "celebrity tutors" has been charged by the city's anti-corruption bureau for leaking questions from public university entrance papers.

Siao Chi Yung, 42, is facing charges related to illegally obtaining confidential exam material.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe