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  • IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 12:01 pm

    LONDON - Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

  • US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case 
    Updated: May-27-16 3:23 am

    BEIJING - U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel.

  • New Taiwan president to visit allies Panama, Paraguay 
    Updated: May-26-16 1:00 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan says President Tsai Ing-wen will visit allies Panama and Paraguay next month on her first overseas trip since taking office, amid speculation over possible moves by China to tighten its diplomatic noose around the self-governing island.

  • Spanish hurdler tests positive in retest of 2008 samples 
    Updated: May-25-16 3:12 pm

    MADRID - Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.

  • Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues 
    Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am

    GENEVA - Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola and dengue, the Taiwanese health minister said in an interview Wednesday.

  • China's Wanda prepares for battle with 'old brand' 
    Updated: May-25-16 9:06 am

    BEIJING - Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China's shopping mall king.

  • China: Taiwan's female leader 'extreme' because she's single 
    Updated: May-25-16 4:31 am

    BEIJING - Taiwan's new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China's body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece.

  • Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang dies at age 104 
    Updated: May-25-16 3:39 am

    BEIJING - Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang, known for her prolific output and marriage to an equally famous author, died Wednesday at age 104, state media said.

  • China's Wanda prepares for battle with 'old brand' story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 3:35 am

    BEIJING - Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China's shopping mall king.

  • Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher 
    Updated: May-24-16 11:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago appeared Tuesday before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.

  • State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 3:16 pm

    MOSCOW - Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.

  • China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 10:24 am

    BEIJING - Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.

  • In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 3:54 am

    BEIJING - China's dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming 
    Updated: May-23-16 11:58 pm

    A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:

  • Hong Kong axes provocative skyscraper art installation story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 8:57 am

    HONG KONG - Days after it was launched, organizers have canceled an art installation on Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper that carried a politically provocative message about the city's relationship with mainland China.

  • Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics 
    Updated: May-23-16 3:56 am

    SYDNEY - Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.

  • Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit story has photos
    Updated: May-22-16 11:05 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.

  • A look at verbal U-turns by Philippines' likely next leader 
    Updated: May-22-16 1:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Rodrigo Duterte kept Filipinos guessing for months last year whether he would run for president. He repeatedly declared that he wouldn't, then cited different reasons when he finally did. On the campaign trail, he flipped and flopped on a number of key pronouncements. That has made it difficult to discern when the brash Duterte, who spikes his speeches with sarcasm and hyperbole for added punch, is serious or, in his own words, is "just taking you for a ride."

  • AP Analysis: Why junta rules Thailand, with no end in sight story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 3:43 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But more than an attempt to restore stability was at play.

  • China arrests 135 for illegally buying, selling vaccines 
    Updated: May-21-16 2:37 am

    BEIJING - China has arrested 135 people in 22 provinces for illegally buying and selling vaccines, in the latest scandal shaking the Chinese public's confidence in vaccine safety.

  • New Taiwan president omits one-China principle in speech story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 10:26 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address Friday, emphasizing the importance of two decades of growing exchanges without mentioning the one-China principle fundamental to Beijing.

  • Chinese government-backed social media users flood Web story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 6:27 am

    BEIJING - China's government fabricates and posts several hundred million social media posts a year to influence public opinion about the country, according to a new paper by U.S. researchers examining one of the most opaque aspects of the Communist Party's rule.

  • US could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 5:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a final vestige of wartime animosity but would not please China, which views growing U.S. defense ties in its backyard with deep suspicion amid rising military tensions in the South China Sea.

  • China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 11:04 am

    SHENZHEN, China - Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen.

  • The Latest: Hoketsu misses chance to become oldest Olympian 
    Updated: May-19-16 7:31 am

    LONDON - The Latest on the developments in the Olympic world (all times local):