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Stories with place: China
  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 5:18 am

    BEIJING - Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.

  • Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud story has photos
    Updated: Nov-28-15 3:59 am

    CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines - The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets - the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade - as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.

  • 7 more Kenyan athletes banned for doping 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:23 pm

    Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners.

  • Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney stumbles story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:48 pm

    NEW YORK - Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading.

  • Forecast lowered for air travel on slower China growth 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:33 am

    WASHINGTON - A weaker global economy - and a slowdown in China - will likely dampen some of the growth in air travel over the next two decades.

  • 3 Chinese brokerages say they are under investigation story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:04 am

    BEIJING - Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge.

  • Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:31 am

    BEIJING - A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.

  • Forecast lowered for air travel on slower China growth 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:37 am

    WASHINGTON - A weaker global economy - and a slowdown in China - will likely dampen some of the growth in air travel over the next two decades.

  • Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 9:31 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 and accused Beijing of overreach in extending its campaign of censorship even to beauty contests.

  • Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe - not Ah-bay story has photos
    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.

  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.