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  • new storyCarl Icahn sells Apple stake, citing China worries 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:25 pm

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China.

  • China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:46 am

    BEIJING - China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.

  • Otto leads by 2 at 9 under after 1st round of China Open 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 10:07 am

    BEIJING - Hennie Otto had seven birdies and an eagle in an opening round of 63 on Thursday to lead the China Open at 9 under.

  • China to join exercises with rival South China Sea claimants 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:28 am

    BEIJING - China said Thursday it will send a warship and special forces for a multinational exercise next month that is also expected to include troops from the Philippines and other rival claimants in the South China Sea.

  • Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:47 am

    BEIJING - A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.

  • Defense publisher leaving Hong Kong over safety concerns 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:25 am

    BEIJING - The publisher of a leading magazine on Chinese and regional defense issues says he's leaving Hong Kong out of concern he could be targeted by China's state security bodies, a further sign of how Beijing's growing presence is chilling the political atmosphere in the territory.

  • 2nd Chinese city in a week halts trash incinerator plans 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:57 am

    BEIJING - For the second time in a week, a Chinese city has announced it would halt plans for a garbage incinerator project following angry protests by residents that underscore growing concern over threats to public health.

  • China's HNA to buy Radisson operator Carlson Hotels 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 12:42 am

    HONG KONG - A unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has agreed to buy Carlson Hotels, which owns brands including Radisson and Country Inns and Suites, the latest in a flurry of overseas investments by Chinese companies.

  • Movie 'Doctor Strange' turns Tibetan man into European woman story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:16 pm

    BEIJING - A Tibetan male character from the "Doctor Strange" comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market.

  • Beach volleyball's Walsh Jennings says shoulder is stronger 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:07 pm

    Three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings says her surgically repaired right shoulder is holding up as she zeroes in on another Olympic berth.

  • At Harvard's newest center, researchers look for happiness 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 4:06 pm

    BOSTON - For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there's some good news. Harvard is on the case.

  • China sends 4 planeloads of aid to quake-ravaged Ecuador story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 4:00 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - China's government has sent four plane loads of aid worth over $9 million to tens of thousands left homeless by this month's powerful earthquake in Ecuador

  • Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The State Department said Beijing risks conflict and isolation through its assertive behavior in those waters.

  • US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am

    WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.

  • Tibetans in exile re-elect Lobsang Sangay as prime minister story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:19 am

    DHARMSALA, India - Lobsang Sangay has been re-elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile in voting held last month, officials announced Wednesday, with Sangay saying the election shows that Tibetans in exile "are practicing democracy, whereas China is not."

  • Taiwan fishermen protest Japan's seizure of boat 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 3:36 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Scores of Taiwanese fishermen protested Wednesday outside Japan's representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard.

  • China human rights campaigner Harry Wu dies story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:57 am

    BEIJING - Harry Wu, a former political prisoner who dedicated his later life to exposing abuses in China's brutal prison labor camp system, has died. He was 79.

  • US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.

  • Chinese company to build $1 billion mill in south Arkansas 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:34 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company's first facility in North America.

  • Beijing opposes EU report on HK booksellers case 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:18 am

    BEIJING - Beijing told the European Union on Tuesday to stay out of its internal affairs in response to criticism that China's investigation of five Hong Kong booksellers undermined the territory's autonomy and damaged its rule of law.

  • Hyundai Motor's profit down 12 percent on China sales 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. has reported a 12 percent drop in its first-quarter net profit as lower sales in China, Russia and Brazil outweighed higher vehicle shipments at home and favorable foreign exchange rates.

  • Chinese airline passengers detained over ground crew assault 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:52 am

    BEIJING - Police in southern China have detained three airline passengers after they were caught on video slapping, verbally abusing and throwing food at ground staff in anger over a delayed flight, state media reported Tuesday.

  • China set to pass law tightening controls on foreign NGOs 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:08 am

    BEIJING - China's national legislature is poised to vote this week on a draft law criticized by overseas governments for tightening controls over foreign non-governmental groups by bringing them under direct police supervision.

  • Couple get home detention in supplement misbranding case 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 10:40 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The husband-and-wife owners of a Los Angeles County nutritional supplement company have been sentenced to home detention and probation for illegally importing so-called royal jelly from China under mislabeled customs documents.

  • Couple pleads guilty in scheme targeting Chinese-Americans 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 10:15 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County couple has pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing them of running a pyramid scheme primarily targeting Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City.