- Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China Updated: Nov-26-15 7:46 am
HONG KONG - Canada's outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan.
- Asada, Hanyu aiming to shine on home ice at NHK Trophy Updated: Nov-26-15 7:46 am
NAGANO, Japan - For Mao Asada, the NHK Trophy presents a chance to add momentum to a comeback that began with a victory at the Cup of China this month.
- Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe - not Ah-bay Updated: Nov-26-15 7:03 am
BEIJING - President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense.
- China releases long-time journalist after she pleads guilty Updated: Nov-26-15 6:42 am
BEIJING - A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a state secrets conviction was released for medical reasons Thursday after pleading guilty during a closed-door appeal hearing, her lawyers and state media said.
- China in talks with Djibouti on establishing logistics base Updated: Nov-26-15 5:59 am
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is in talks with Djibouti about setting up a naval logistics center in the Horn of Africa nation to service Chinese anti-piracy patrols, raising the sensitive issue of whether Beijing will seek military bases overseas.
- Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands Updated: Nov-26-15 4:08 am
TOKYO - Japan's deputy defense minister met with the mayor of a southern island Thursday to seek his support for the planned deployment of hundreds of troops in the region including nearby disputed East China Sea islands.
- Source: Alibaba in talks to buy Hong Kong's SCMP newspaper Updated: Nov-26-15 1:09 am
HONG KONG - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said Thursday.
- USS Milwaukee makes Detroit stop en route to South China Sea Updated: Nov-25-15 7:13 pm
DETROIT - The USS Milwaukee littoral combat ship has stopped in Detroit en route to duty in the South China Sea.
- Outgoing Kentucky governor took 33 trips while in office Updated: Nov-25-15 1:27 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In 2011, when Anantshree Chaturvedi was looking for a place to spend $180 million and hire 250 people, he called officials in Ohio and Kentucky.
- 2 days in Guangzhou: A taste of Cantonese culture Updated: Nov-25-15 10:28 am
GUANGZHOU, China - The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou offers all the hustle, bustle, culture and commerce of other major Asian metropolises minus the massive tourist crowds. But that could change as more travelers are lured to the modern port city by affordable flights and a 72-hour visa-free transit policy. Just a two-hour train ride from Hong Kong, Guangzhou is an easy weekend getaway or, in my case, a two-day stopover on my trip from Los Angeles to Malaysia.
- Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market Updated: Nov-25-15 8:28 am
HONG KONG - The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes.
- Hungary to issue bonds in yuan to attract Chinese investors Updated: Nov-25-15 7:46 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary says it will issue government bonds denominated in yuan together with the Bank of China in the hope of attracting more Asian investors.
- Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference Updated: Nov-25-15 1:38 am
BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will speak at a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe, officials announced Wednesday.
- Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi Updated: Nov-25-15 1:01 am
BEIJING - The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?
- Shareholders foil Hong Kong tycoon Li's $12.4 billion deal Updated: Nov-24-15 10:46 pm
HONG KONG - Shareholders have foiled Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's $12.4 billion proposal to combine his infrastructure and utility companies, dealing a setback to the billionaire known as "Superman" for his business acumen.
- Singapore cuts 2015 growth forecast to 2 percent Updated: Nov-24-15 10:02 pm
SINGAPORE - Singapore lowered its growth forecast for 2015 because of weakness in manufacturing and said gains will continue to be modest next year even as the global economy improves.
- Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea Updated: Nov-24-15 9:46 pm
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Tuesday expressed his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
- Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.
- No. 10 Gonzaga heads field of rivals at Battle 4 Atlantis Updated: Nov-24-15 2:51 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - No one had to explain to Texas coach Shaka Smart about what to expect in this week's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
- Texas solar panel company to pay $8.5M in fraud case Updated: Nov-24-15 7:59 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas solar company must pay $8.5 million for importing unsafe panels from China and falsely labeling the items as U.S. made.
- China tries to register estimated 13 million not documented Updated: Nov-24-15 3:44 am
BEIJING - Chinese authorities are trying to register an estimated 13 million people who are without documents, most of whom were babies born in violation of the country's strict family-size rules.
- Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing Updated: Nov-24-15 3:39 am
BANGKOK - A Thai military court on Tuesday indicted two foreigners accused of carrying out a deadly bombing at a shrine in Bangkok but questions hang over the case because of the attackers' unclear motive and an opaque investigation.
- China, US promise better protection for business secrets Updated: Nov-24-15 1:18 am
BEIJING - U.S. and Chinese trade envoys on Tuesday promised to work together to protect business secrets and Beijing appeared to give ground in a dispute over proposed technology security rules for its banks.
- Governor signs letter of intent with Chinese company Updated: Nov-23-15 4:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a letter of intent with a Chinese company that plans to study the feasibility of building a $1.3 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas.
- A partial list of victims in the Mali hotel attack Updated: Nov-23-15 10:35 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Here is a partial list of the victims of Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali which killed 19 people confirmed by The Associated Press: