BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday asked Malaysia to provide Beijing with more detailed data and information about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner.
Li made the remarks while speaking over phone with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Ten Chinese vessels on standby for jet search
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Ten Chinese vessels are on standby for further instructions as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet continues.
Eight vessels are on call over the Gulf of Thailand, while the other two are in waters near Singapore, according to He Jianzhong, director of the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center. Full story
Malaysia asks more countries for assistance, expertise
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The Malaysian government is seeking assistance and expertise from more countries in the ongoing search and rescue operation for the missing jet liner, acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a press conference here Monday.
He said that the number of countries involved in the search and rescue operation has risen to 26 on Monday. These countries include two groups, those in the search corridor and those from which Malaysia is seeking assistance and expertise. Full story
Countries in search for missing MH370 increase to 26
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of countries involved in search for the missing flight MH370 increased to 26 on Monday, according to a statement issued by Malaysian Ministry of Transport.
These countries are Malaysia, China, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, UK, U.S., Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Full Story
Chinese joint working group urges Malaysia to intensify, expand search
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese joint working group entrusted with handling issues related to the missing Malaysian jet liner said here Sunday that they will urge the Malaysian authorities to expand and intensify the search mission and clearly defines the search areas.
Guo Shaochun, the group leader, said that all members of the group were anxious and worried as the plane has gone missing for more than eight days. Full story
Nine days on, anxiety haunts families of Chinese passengers on Malaysia's missing flight
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Most of the family members of the 154 Chinese on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 chose to continue to wait in Beijing on Sunday.
While meeting the family members on Sunday morning, the Malaysian Airlines promised to continue providing accommodation for the roughly 200 family members of the missing and communicate with them daily at 6 p.m.. Full story
Malaysia claims missing flight "deliberate" incident, China urges "thorough, correct information"
BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday urged Malaysia to continue providing more "thorough and correct information" about missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after Malaysian Prime Minister claimed the plane deliberately steered off course.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a press release that "Chinese technical specialists are on the way to Malaysia to help the investigation." Full story