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  • Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

    BEIJING (AP) — Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides, which have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority. However, any goodwill generated was...

  • Chinese theaters won't hire drug-linked performers

    BEIJING (AP) — Performing arts associations in Beijing have pledged not to hire any actors connected with drugs, state media reported Thursday, after an actor became the latest Chinese celebrity detained in one of China's sternest crackdowns on illegal drug use in two decades. Gao Hu, 40, who...

  • Chinese theaters won't hire drug-related actors

    BEIJING (AP) — Performing arts associations in Beijing have pledged not to hire any actors connected with drugs, state media reported Thursday, after an actor became the latest Chinese celebrity detained in one of China's sternest crackdowns on illegal drug use in two decades. Gao Hu, 40, who...

  • Chinese seek freedom, edge at US high schools

    BEIJING (AP) — After getting a glimpse of the endless cramming for China's grueling college entrance exams from the seniors in his high school, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng decided to take a different path. Like a growing number of Chinese teenagers, Zhang plans to enroll this fall in a private...

  • GM says China venture contacted by regulators

    BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s main China joint venture has joined automakers that say they have been contacted by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators as part of an investigation of the industry. Shanghai GM's announcement follows government announcements that Audi and Chrysler will face...

  • China and Europe hurt themselves with export subsidies; let's not emulate them

    What if the other guys are mostly shooting their own soldiers in the back, and you are, too? Then laying down your weapon is the right strategy.

  • China announces birth of rare panda triplets

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would...

  • Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions. Kerry said at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian...

  • Kerry aims to calm South China Sea tensions

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Myanmar seeking to calm tensions in the South China Sea between China and its smaller neighbors. Amid concerns about recent provocative steps taken by China and others regarding several disputed territories in the sea, Kerry...

  • McDonald's sales hit by China scandal, US weakness

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Friday that the decline included a 3.2 percent drop in the U.S. and a 7.3 percent drop in...

  • WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products. In March, the WTO dispute settlement panel found that China's...

  • Fiery Chinese rights lawyer released from prison

    BEIJING (AP) — One of China's best-known rights lawyers and a bold government critic whose accounts of torture drew international criticism of Beijing was released from prison Thursday but appeared to be under close supervision by the authorities. The United States urged China to allow Gao...

  • Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace, and Vatican protocol calls for the pope to send greetings to leaders of all the countries he...

  • China tightens grip on instant messaging services

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government tightened control over popular instant messaging services Thursday after telling South Korea that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related information. The government announced that only established media...

  • China probes automakers, technology firms

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of global automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China. On Wednesday, a regulator said Chrysler and Germany's Audi will be...



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