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South Korea’s Incheon District Court said Thursday’s sentencing was a warning against future violence.
Chinese fishing boats have been going farther afield to feed growing domestic demand for seafood. With some 300,000 fishing vessels and 8 million fishermen, the Chinese fishing industry is by far the world’s largest. But catches have decreased in waters close to China’s shores, forcing the fleet to venture farther.
Premier demands more anti-graft efforts
BEIJING — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid the country’s biggest political scandal in years.
An essay by Mr. Wen published Monday in the Communist Party’s main theoretical journal says greater determination and more effective anti-corruption tools are needed. He wrote the ruling party risks losing the public’s faith if it fails to act.
The message was little different from previous calls to fight corruption, but comes amid a nationwide drive to support the party’s decision to fire Bo Xilai, one of its leading members, and launch an investigation into what are described as serious breaches in discipline.
Church suspends Mass in mall over trees
MANILA — Talk about divine punishment.
The Roman Catholic Church in the northern Philippines has suspended Masses and blessings of shops and stalls inside a mall in Baguio city to protest a plan by the developer to uproot and remove nearly 200 trees from a popular urban forest.
Masses are commonly held in Philippine malls.
A court last week issued a temporary order stopping SM malls, one of the country’s biggest chains, from uprooting the trees in Baguio. But it is unclear how long the order will hold. The mall wants to build an underground parking lot and promises to replant the trees elsewhere.
The project has triggered protests.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
By Brahma Chellaney
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