Asia Briefs: Near collision at airport in China: 13 punished

Near collision at airport in China: 13 punished

SHANGHAI • China's aviation regulator yesterday punished 13 air traffic control officials for a near collision at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport this month, when a passenger jet taxied in front of another plane that was taking off. The punishments included demerits, sacking and suspension of various air traffic control licences.


Ma Ying-jeou to testify over wiretap scandal

TAIPEI • Former president Ma Ying-jeou has been summoned to testify in court on Nov 8 over his involvement in a 2013 wiretapping scandal, said a Taipei District Court statement released on Thursday.


Vatican, Beijing to meet on ordination of bishops

BEIJING • Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalise a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland. The move is aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe