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  • new storyChampion Wanderers out in group stage; FC Seoul advances 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:37 pm

    GUANGZHOU, China - The Western Sydney Wanderers' Asian Champions League title defense ended Tuesday despite a win 2-0 over Guangzhou Evergrande, with FC Seoul moving into the knockout stage with a late 3-2 win over Kashima Antlers.

  • Death plot in Macau draws attention during Adelson testimony story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 4:34 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson found himself answering questions in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday about a death plot against employees in Macau and questions about whether Chinese government commitments were broken.

  • US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 10:34 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter.

  • China, EU working on common approach on climate change 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:47 am

    BEIJING - The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.

  • Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:04 am

    WASHINGTON - Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says.

  • China warns teacher who let student hold parasol for her 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:34 am

    BEIJING - A Chinese grade school teacher was admonished Tuesday for letting a student hold a parasol for her on a school outing after photos of the incident drew overwhelming criticism on social media.

  • China to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1 
    Updated: May-05-15 6:25 am

    BEIJING - Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.

  • Beyonce shuts down the Met Gala in peekaboo Givenchy 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:11 am

    NEW YORK - Rihanna shut down the Met Gala's red carpet in a regal yellow coat. And then came Bey.

  • Shanghai: Officials' close relatives can't run businesses 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:58 am

    BEIJING - Shanghai officials have implemented China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses in the city.

  • Adelson denies Vegas executives had hand in Macau CEO firing story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 10:35 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson spent an entire day Monday denying that Las Vegas Sands officials had a hand in firing Steven Jacobs as Sands China Ltd. president in July 2010. He also denied any knowledge of an "exorcism strategy."

  • China-inspired couture on Met Gala red carpet 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Anna Wintour wore an orange floral couture look from Chanel as she walked up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to kick off the gala that raises millions for her museum namesake: the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

  • Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-04-15 6:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately - far from it.

  • Fresh from fight weekend, MGM tops 1Q profit forecasts 
    Updated: May-04-15 2:56 pm

    LAS VEGAS - MGM Resorts International is still counting the money it earned from hosting Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, so CEO Jim Murren says he will save any "fun facts" for the company's second quarter results.

  • In China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 1:40 pm

    BEIJING - The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.

  • UN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake 
    Updated: May-04-15 8:55 am

    BEIJING - The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.

  • Retiring Hong Kong police chief takes pot shot at protesters 
    Updated: May-04-15 5:41 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong's outgoing police chief took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly three months last year.

  • China factory index shows fastest deterioration in a year 
    Updated: May-03-15 11:25 pm

    HONG KONG - Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April, raising pressure on Beijing to roll out new stimulus to keep growth in the world's No. 2 economy from slipping below the official target, a report said Monday.

  • US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:52 pm

    BEIJING - An American pilot and a Chinese passenger have been killed in a light airplane crash in eastern China, state media reported.

  • Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 7:47 am

    BEIJING - A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

  • China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 4:31 am

    SHANGHAI - In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms. Here, they sit at the vanguard of the Communist Party of China.

  • Sherpas face uncertain future following Everest avalanche 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:16 pm

    SEATTLE - Mount Everest is normally buzzing with activity this time of year, with hundreds of hopeful climbers gathering at base camp to attempt to summit the world's tallest peak during a narrow 10-day window in May before the monsoons arrive.

  • KFC, Taco Bell parent jumps after Third Point buys in 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:01 pm

    NEW YORK - Shares of the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut soared Friday after a prominent investor said he's taken a stake in the company and thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

  • Sherpas face uncertain future following Everest avalanche story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 1:31 pm

    SEATTLE - Mount Everest is normally buzzing with activity this time of year, with hundreds of hopeful climbers gathering at base camp to attempt to summit the world's tallest peak during a narrow 10-day window in May before the monsoons arrive.

  • Police in southern China raid office of car-hailing app Uber 
    Updated: May-01-15 7:20 am

    BEIJING - Police in southern China raided the office of U.S. car-hailing app Uber after the Chinese government in January banned drivers of private cars from offering such services through apps.

  • Witnesses in 'maternity tourism' case charged for leaving US 
    Updated: May-01-15 6:11 am

    SANTA ANA, California - Ten men and women from China who were considered witnesses in the investigation of so-called maternity tourism operators in Southern California were charged Wednesday with violating court orders to stay in the United States during the probe.