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  • Shootings rise after China gives its police guns

    BEIJING (AP) — A string of shooting incidents involving Chinese police — leaving at least four people dead — has the public wondering if rank-and-file officers are really ready to carry guns, as mandated by new regulations. Last month, two policemen brought a loaded gun to a kindergarten...

  • Fund manager Q&A: Sticking with China

    NEW YORK (AP) — China's stumbling stock market has spooked many investors, but Justin Leverenz isn't one of them. He runs Oppenheimer's Developing Markets fund, the largest actively managed mutual fund specializing in emerging-market stocks, and he still sees big opportunities for stocks from...

  • 'Transformers' tries for delicate US-China balance

    BEIJING (AP) — Dazzling special effects, Optimus Prime ... and Beijing. The latest "Transformers" movie has all three, mixing Texas-based action with scenes in China's capital and a heavy dose of Hong Kong in an attempt to straddle the world's two biggest movie-going audiences. The fourth...

  • Chinese activist freed after Tiananmen anniversary

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading figure of a small citizen's movement in southern China was released on bail nearly a month after being taken into police custody, his lawyers said Thursday. Wang Aizhong has been a key figure in the amorphous Southern Street Movement that seeks an end to China's...

  • In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of meetings to rebuild ties with the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. Protests in Taipei had set back relations earlier this year — and Zhang Zhijun had to go around...

  • US: China's behavior offshore hurts its standing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — China's coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. Top diplomat for East Asia, Daniel Russel, was speaking at a congressional hearing, two...

  • New US ambassador to China pushes trade ties

    BEIJING (AP) — The United States' new ambassador to China said Wednesday he would devote himself to strengthening already bustling trade ties between the two powers and work to ease bilateral tensions, as he made his first public speech since taking on the post in March. Former Democratic...

  • House panel pokes China with new embassy address

    WASHINGTON (AP) — China may soon have an unhappy address for its embassy in Washington. The House Appropriations Committee has included in its 2015 State Department budget a proposal to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy "Liu Xiaobo (lee-OO' show-BOH') Plaza." Liu is an...

  • China's gift causes big trouble for tiny Tonga

    NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — It's almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee. Molly Fatai says her wages at the cafe have been cut by a third since last year. Flights leaving for Tonga's outer islands have been...

  • China rejects death for killer of abusive husband

    BEIJING (AP) — China's highest court overturned a death sentence and ordered a retrial for a woman who killed and dismembered her abusive husband, a ruling welcomed Tuesday by advocates of the country's often-silent victims of domestic violence. The woman's attorney, Guo Jianmei, said she...

  • China indicts activist who backed press freedom

    BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said Tuesday. The indictment of Yang Maodong, better known by the...

  • Zogby Report Card: 2008's 'audacity' and 'hope' crash land

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that over just seven days, his 2008 campaign promise of audacity and hope crash landed on issues overseas and closer to home.

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama tenure marked by foreign policy debacles

    It is five years later and the results of policies Obama first proclaimed during his initial year as commander-in-chief are now on full display around the world. The U.S. is leading from behind if it is leading at all, with catastrophic consequences for the forces of human liberty in every corner...

  • China-Vietnam clash could spawn new anti-China alliance

    The China-Vietnam confrontation in the South China Sea continues to roil Asia. Gun battles have yet to erupt in the disputed Paracel Island maritime zone where, in early May, China deployed a very large oil exploration and drilling ship. In lieu of anti-ship missiles and fighter-bombers, the...



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