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  • Chinese billionaire treats 3,000 workers to paella in Spain 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:11 pm

    MADRID - The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group is treating 3,000 of his best salespeople to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free Madrid trip that also includes a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI's Royal Palace.

  • LA's Getty Center recreates China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 12:58 pm

    LOS ANGELES - For a thousand years China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler's rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality.

  • US Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 9:27 am

    SHANGHAI - The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet on Friday dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a "minor hurdle" in relations between the two militaries.

  • Female coach leads champion men's team in Hong Kong story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 8:37 am

    HONG KONG - At age 27, Chan Yuen-ting is younger than several of the players she coaches at Eastern Sports Club yet she has already secured a unique place for herself in soccer history by becoming the first woman to lead a men's team to a top-division national championship.

  • Sister: Chinese activist may be seriously ill and needs care 
    Updated: May-06-16 8:23 am

    BEIJING - The sister of a prominent imprisoned Chinese political activist said Friday she fears her brother is seriously ill and is urging the authorities to allow him access to better medical treatment, in what an international rights group said is the latest example of China routinely denying political prisoners adequate care.

  • Rio Tinto announces long-delayed expansion of Mongolia mine 
    Updated: May-06-16 6:10 am

    BEIJING - Mining giant Rio Tinto on Friday announced the launch of the next stage of a multibillion-dollar gold and copper mine in Mongolia following delays and political tension over revenue sharing and the foreign role in resource industries.

  • Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 4:44 am

    HONG KONG - Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products.

  • China seeks global support for South China Sea policies 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:14 am

    BEIJING - China is seeing mixed results in its effort to enlist friendly states in its push to exclude the U.S. and its allies from the festering South China Sea dispute, underscoring the limits of Chinese diplomacy despite its massive economic clout.

  • Chinese province orders religion out of school 
    Updated: May-06-16 2:08 am

    BEIJING - A heavily Muslim Chinese province has demanded strict adherence to a ban on religion in schools after a video circulated online in which a kindergartener recites verses from the Quran.

  • Disney CEO meets Chinese president ahead of park opening 
    Updated: May-05-16 4:01 pm

    BEIJING - The head of entertainment giant Disney had a rare official meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, a month before the opening of its $5.5 billion theme park in the country's financial hub of Shanghai.

  • Some howl over Alibaba's place in anti-counterfeiting group story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 11:10 am

    SHANGHAI - The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech - and the IACC's April decision to welcome Alibaba as a new member - so incensed the U.S. luxury brand that it severed its longstanding connection with the Washington-based industry group.

  • Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man's death 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:24 am

    BEIJING - China's government health care regulator on Thursday ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received expensive but ineffective treatments for a rare form of cancer.

  • Disney CEO meets Chinese president ahead of park opening story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 7:26 am

    BEIJING - The head of entertainment giant Disney had a rare official meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, a month before the opening of its $5.5 billion theme park in the country's financial hub of Shanghai.

  • Jeonbuk eliminates big-spending Jiangsu with 2-2 draw 
    Updated: May-04-16 5:55 pm

    JEONJU, South Korea - South Korean champion Jeonbuk Hyundai drew 2-2 at home against Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday to secure first place in Group E and advance to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League.

  • Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 12:41 pm

    BEIJING - Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.

  • NFL warns players about steroid in meat 
    Updated: May-04-16 12:12 pm

    NEW YORK - The NFL has warned players that some meat produced in China and Mexico may be contaminated with clenbuterol, a banned steroid.

  • US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 9:53 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.

  • China military tries musical approach to image building 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:00 am

    BEIJING - China's military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice.

  • After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert sea claims 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:56 am

    BEIJING - China's military has dispatched ships and planes - even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it's deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors.

  • 'Waiting for order to kill:' China video seeks army recruits story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 2:15 am

    BEIJING - China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.

  • Andy Murray won't stay at Olympic Village at Rio Games story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 8:26 pm

    MADRID - Defending champion Andy Murray says he won't be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team.

  • AP Interview: Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 2:12 pm

    SOCHI, Russia - The head of ice hockey's international body says there is a strong possibility that NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics.

  • UN rights experts criticize Chinese law on foreign NGOs 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:56 pm

    BERLIN - U.N. human rights experts have called on China to repeal a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision.

  • Philippines to discuss lease of Japan surveillance planes 
    Updated: May-03-16 5:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defense chief said Tuesday his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters.

  • Uber, China's Alipay expand cooperation to foreign markets 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:41 am

    BEIJING - Ride-hailing service Uber and the payment service of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group are expanding a partnership to allow Chinese travelers to summon and pay for a car in any country where Uber operates.