The Jakarta Post Latest News http://www.thejakartapost.com/breaking/feed The Jakarta Post News Channel en GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/gm-boosting-china-production-capacity-5-million.html The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.Speaking at the Beijing auto show, David ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:49:35 +0700 Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/automakers-unveil-china-focused-models-beijing.html Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.Automakers are ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:46:22 +0700 BTN workers protest takeover http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/btn-workers-protest-takeover.html Around 1,000 workers of state-owned Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) staged a protest against the government’s plan to move its shares in the company to another state-owned lender, Bank Mandiri, on ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:43:05 +0700 Embattled PPP chairman Suryadharma defies suspension http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/embattled-ppp-chairman-suryadharma-defies-suspension.html Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali said on Sunday he was still United Development Party (PPP) chairman, saying a decision to suspend him taken during the party's national leaders meeting ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:37:05 +0700 Fire guts warehouse in Semarang http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/fire-guts-warehouse-semarang.html A warehouse full of raw materials for textiles belonging to factory PT Asia Pasific Fiber (APF) caught fire on Sunday. The blaze was said to have been started by a short circuit. The fire broke out ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:29:41 +0700 Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/pope-francis-huge-crowd-joyously-celebrate-easter.html Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous day, Pope Francis stood under sunny skies before a flock so numerous they overflowed the flower-bedecked St. Peter's Square.Even before Mass ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:01:36 +0700 Africa land grabs endanger elephants http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/africa-land-grabs-endanger-elephants.html Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:57:40 +0700 Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/hamilton-wins-third-straight-f1-race-chinese-gp.html Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.Mercedes showed again that it's in a ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:34:35 +0700 Suryadharma Ali temporarily dismissed from PPP http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/suryadharma-ali-temporarily-dismissed-ppp.html The United Development Party’s (PPP) national leaders meeting (Rapimnas), which concluded early on Sunday, resulted in the decision to temporarily dismiss Suryadharma Ali from his position as the ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:30:57 +0700 Mt.Merapi spews smoke http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/mtmerapi-spews-smoke.html Mount Merapi on the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta spewed smoke, causing light ash showers in a number of areas located within a 15-kilometer radius on the southeast, south, and southwest side ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0700