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  • Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

    BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers hunted Friday for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people. More than 600 members of specialized search and rescue teams were working in a pair of destroyed villages in Guizhou provinces, state media reported. They...

  • 6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

    BEIJING (AP) — Six people died and 21 others were missing after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, Chinese state media reported Thursday. The official Xinhua News Agency said 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the landslide Wednesday night in the village of Yingping in Guizhou...

  • China calls on Japan to break with militarism

    TOKYO (AP) — China's government on Thursday called on Japan to "break clean with militarism" after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions. Abe sent the...

  • U.S. surveillance flights near China will continue after near-miss

    China blames the Aug. 19 incident on the U.S. aircraft flying too close to its coastline, in airspace it claims as its own -- a claim the U.S. does not recognize.

  • China, Vietnam say they'll negotiate sea disputes

    BEIJING (AP) — China and Vietnam said Wednesday they're committed to negotiating maritime disputes to avoid a recurrence of tensions that spiked when China deployed an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi. The statement followed talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vietnamese special...

  • China courts documentaries as it limits expression

    BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it's cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to...

  • China deploys armed drone to multinational drills

    BEIJING (AP) — China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. The drone, which wasn't identified by type, carried out a successful mission in which it...

  • China courts documentaries as it limits expression

    BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it's cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to...

  • Zimbabwe seeks China's aid as Robert Mugabe meets Xi Jinping

    BEIJING (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy. Mugabe, who has been criticized by Western nations for human rights violations, was...

  • China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

    AKSU, China (AP) — Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted. "Why don't you just tell them the truth?" he shouted...

  • China defends intercepting U.S. Navy plane

    BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations. Ministry...

  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March. The Pentagon press secretary,...

  • China's Xi courts public opinion in Mongolia

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — With assurances of mutual development and good neighborliness, Chinese President Xi Jinping courted public opinion Friday in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor. In an address at the Great Hural, Mongolia's...

  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    HEXIGTEN, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its...

  • Mongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual trade

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and...



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