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  • China rejects appeal of citizens movement founder

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court Friday upheld a four-year prison term for the founder of a Chinese grassroots movement to promote clean governance, drawing criticism and calls for his release from rights groups and the U.S. government. The prosecutions of Xu Zhiyong and others in his loosely...

  • US, China to hold talks on North Korea next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test. The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, will host his Chinese counterpart, Wu...

  • Oil slips closer to $103 on China slowdown signs

    The price of oil slipped closer to $103 a barrel on Friday as recent signs of sputtering economic growth in China suggested demand for crude could weaken. Other factors influencing crude supplies included a report that U.S. crude reserves rose to a 38-year high and the delayed reopening of...

  • Benzene in China city water cuts supply partially

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have cut water supplies to a district in a northwestern city after excessive levels of a toxic chemical were found in tap water. The official Xinhua News Agency says tests conducted by environmental officials in the city of Lanzhou on Friday showed that tap...

  • China's auto sales cool, local brands squeezed

    BEIJING (AP) — China's growth in auto sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign competition, an industry group reported Friday. Sales rose 7.9 percent to 1.7 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile...

  • In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists...

  • Chuck Hagel shouldn't apologize for U.S. efforts to counter China's cyber threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's trip to China this week had several purposes. One of them, as reported by the New York Times, was a real head-scratcher. According to the Times, Hagel was there to allay China's assumed fear of increasing U.S. cyberwar forces to about 6,000 people and to give...

  • If you think the sky is falling, check out the prophecies of the 1970s

    Forty years is roughly the length of a working lifetime—and long enough for history to have taken some unexpected turns. And to have proved that long-term forecasts based on extrapolations of existing trends usually end up wide of the mark. The list of failed prophecies from the 1970s is...

  • China is beating us in the burning-coal race

    President Obama consistently tries to marshall jingoism in support of his green-energy corporatism.

  • Chuck Hagel to tour China's new aircraft carrier

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship. A senior defense official said Hagel requested the visit, which comes a day after he told reporters that China...

  • Five of the Obama Doctrine's stealth foreign policy failures

    On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air. “I hear they've raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says. “I hear Crimea, too.” So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate. As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea,...

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

    In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.

  • Chuck Hagel: U.S. strongly committed to protecting Japan

    Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting their country's security.

  • China's tomb day: With no body, how to mourn?

    ZIWEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — The Li family wonders how to spend Saturday's annual Tomb-Sweeping Day. The three Li brothers usually visit their mother's grave in their rugged village in northeast China, but absent this year is the youngest brother — a passenger aboard the missing Malaysian...

  • Surging China, stronger Europe boost Mercedes

    BERLIN (AP) — Daimler AG says surging demand in China along with a stronger performance in Europe helped propel its luxury Mercedes-Benz brand to record monthly sales figures in March. Daimler said Friday that it sold 158,523 Mercedes cars last month — a 13.3-percent increase from a year...



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