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  • 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...

  • Chinese company sets aside 'Transformer' dispute

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing property developer and Paramount Pictures said Monday that they have smoothed out a dispute over the new "Transformer" movie and it will be released in China as scheduled. The Beijing Pangu Investment Co. Ltd. said the two sides "have gained mutual trust and reached...

  • Ni hao, y'all: US hinterlands woo Chinese firms

    PINE HILL, Ala. (AP) — Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs. They're coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan Province, China, 7,600 miles away. Henan's Golden Dragon Precise Copper...

  • China: 32 terror groups broken up in crackdown

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Monday they broke up 32 terror groups and arrested more than 380 suspects in the far west in the first month of a crackdown aimed at demonstrating the Communist Party's resolve to maintain order in a borderland hit by recent unrest. Many suspects...

  • Oil rises on Iraq conflict, upbeat China data

    HONG KONG (AP) — The price of oil rose Monday, with global crude hovering near a nine-month high, after Islamic militants captured more territory in Iraq and a report on Chinese manufacturing indicated that the No. 2 economy is on the mend. In a blitz through Iraq's western desert over 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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