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China flag flies at half-mast for Tiananmen crackdown leader

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Li Peng is reviled by activists as the 'Butcher of Beijing' for his role in the military's brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations on June 4, 1989

TIANANMEN SQUARE. The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on July 29, 2019, in memory of China's former premier Li Peng, who died on July 22 at the age of 90. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Li Peng, the 'Butcher of Beijing', dies aged 90

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Li Peng dies of an unspecified illness in Beijing after he fails to respond to medical treatment late Monday, July 22

LI PENG. Former Chinese premier Li Peng – known as the 'Butcher of Beijing' for his role in the Tiananmen Square killings – died aged 91, the state broadcaster said on July 23, 2019. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng also sees in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte the political will and determination of Singapore s Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE'S ENVOY. Singaporean Ambassador to the Philippines Kok Li Peng attends the weekly Pandesal Forum at the Kamuning Bakery Café on March 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kamuning Bakery Café

Panama Papers: Family of China's President Xi implicated

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

UPDATED At least 8 current or former members of the Politburo Standing Committee are implicated in the leaked documents

epa05234560 Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on after signing a bilateral treaty of partnership with Czech President Milos Zeman (not pictured) at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 29 March 2016. China's President Xi Jinping arrived the previous day for a two-day state visit to Prague. EPA/FILIP SINGER

NAIA 3 steps up with Singapore Airlines' SilverKris lounge

Jul 02, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The new lounge is only the 4th of its kind in the world and the first in Southeast Asia beating even Singapore to the punch