GreenTree Group Infuses New Development Strength Into Daniang Dumpling; Daniang Dumpling Transitions From Private Equity To Corporate Holding

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HONG KONG, Apr 19 – Daniang Dumpling Catering Group Co., Ltd. (“Daniang Dumpling”), one of the largest Chinese fast food restaurant chains, recently announced that GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group (“GreenTree Group”) completed the acquisition of Daniang Dumpling from CVC Capital Partners, and GreenTree Group has become the controlling shareholder

US Again Puts Faith In China To Rein In North Korea

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WASHINGTON, Apr 19 – After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump’s administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang. The USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group, which Trump boasted last week was the “armada, very powerful” to bring leader

British PM Calls For Early General Election On June 8

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LONDON, Apr 18 – British Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union. “We need a general election and we need one now. We have at this moment a one-off chance

Remand For Selangor PKR Youth Leader Extended Four Days

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 18 – The remand period for a Selangor PKR youth leader has been extended four days starting tomorrow until April 22 to facilitate investigations into allegations of his extraordinary wealth. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman issued the remand order following the submission of the application for extension by

Trump Congratulates Erdogan On Disputed Turkey Poll

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ANKARA, Apr 18 – Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a referendum granting him sweeping new powers that exposed bitter divisions in the country. The White House said they also discussed a US missile strike in Syria and the fight against the Islamic State group.

Bangkok To Ban Street Food Stalls In Clean-up Crusade

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BANGKOK, Apr 18 – Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok’s main roads in a sweeping clean-up crusade, a city hall official said Tuesday, prompting outcry and anguish in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine. For months city officials have hemmed in hawkers of all kinds

Fire Destroys Nilai Paint Factory

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SEREMBAN, Apr 17 – A fire had destroyed a factory processing paint for vehicles in Nilai early today. Nilai Fire and Rescue operations officer Ahmad Ridhwan Yahya said the station had rushed 12 fire-fighters to the scene after being summoned at 4.32am. These fire-fighters were assisted by 13 more from the Seremban

Five Die As Light Aircraft Crashes In Portugal

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LISBON, Apr 17 – Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the suburbs of Lisbon on Monday, rescue services said. The fatalities comprised the pilot and all three passengers – a Swiss and three French nationals – who were aboard the aircraft, plus a Portuguese

Home Ministry Will Not Take Action Against Nanyang Siang Pau

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JOHOR BARU, Apr 17 – The Home Ministry will not take action against Chinese-language daily Nanyang Siang Pau for its controversial caricature but wants it to to take act against the staff responsible for it said Datuk Nur Jazlan. The deputy Home Minister said the ministry had considered the newspaper’s long history

Malaysian Oldest Climber Reaches Lobuche

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 – James Lee Chong Meng, the oldest Malaysian who attempted to capture the peak of Mount Everest, arrived at Lobuche today. The 69-year-old climber said he and his team arrived at Lobuche from the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at about 7pm today (Nepal local time). “Today, we attended

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