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 By Gerry Shih    Sports    June 29, 2018

Chinese court hands US football coach 4-year prison sentence

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison Thursday for being involved in a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist called excessive. Brown, a native of Detroit who...

 

Critics silenced ahead of China's move to end Xi term limits

BEIJING (AP) — The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media...

 

Missing bookseller hits out at Sweden in arranged interview

BEIJING (AP) — A detained Swedish bookseller at the center of an escalating row between Western governments and China has accused Sweden of using him as a "chess piece" in a media appearance arranged by Chinese police. Gui Minhai, a Hong...

 

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northern China's coal country this week demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas...

 

AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing wha...

 
 By Gerry Shih    Regional    July 9, 2017

Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel

BEIJING (AP) — Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate can safely travel abroad for treatment, apparently contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say a medical evacuatio...

 

Trade deal feeds China taste for beef, won't close deficit

BEIJING (AP) — A new China-U.S. trade deal will help sate the growing Chinese appetite for beef and allow more natural gas imports to fuel the country's expanding economy, but it steers clear of bigger issues that would have more substantial...

 

Chinese send fake Trump tweets as jokes, New Year wishes

BEIJING (AP) — In China, Twitter is blocked but fake tweets by @realdonaldtrump look set to become the latest internet sensation. Users are flocking to websites that let them generate images of fake tweets that look just like those sent from U.S....

 

Chinese firm says it did all it could ahead of cyberattack

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese electronics maker that has recalled millions of products sold in the U.S. said Tuesday it did all it could to prevent a massive cyberattack that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix. Hangzhou...

 

Rising Uighur militancy changes security landscape for China

BEIJING (AP, posted Sept. 10, 2016) – They have been praised by the leader of al-Qaida and wooed by the head of the Islamic State group. They have distinguished themselves on battlefields in Syria and are accused of carrying out a devastating...

 

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