Asia Briefs: Top graft suspects brought back

Top graft suspects brought back

BEIJING • China has brought back to the country one-third of those on its top 100 list of most-wanted corruption suspects who have fled overseas, the ruling Communist Party's top graft buster said yesterday.

China issued the list in 2014, and since then 33 of those people have been caught.


1,400-year-old crown restored

XIAN • Chinese archaeologists have restored a 1,400-year-old royal crown, which belonged to the wife of Emperor Yang of Sui, the second and last monarch of the short-lived Sui Dynasty (581-618).

The crown was unearthed in 2012 in the tomb of the queen - known as Empress Xiao - in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. It is the oldest official crown of a queen ever found in China.


Worker gets fatally caught in machine

TOKYO • A Japanese worker suffered a grisly death after getting caught in a waste milling machine at a recycling plant, news reports said yesterday.

Police found human flesh mixed with waste on Monday after plant officials told police an employee, 45, working near a conveyor was missing. Fragments of his safety helmet were also found in the compacted waste.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe