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China cyberattacks in spotlight

BEIJING – “Your Honourable institute is invited,” read the e-mail sent a few days ago to Sharon Hom, director of Human Rights in China, urging her participation in the eighth …


China attacks exploited flaw in Outlook browser

SAN FRANCISCO – Security-software maker McAfee Inc. said Thursday that a flaw in Microsoft Corp.’s Internet browser was exploited in recent cyberattacks on Google Inc. and others that have caused …


Google threatens to leave China

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human rights …


Steel trade ruling backs U.S. industry

WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that a surge of subsidized Chinese steel has harmed or threatens to harm the U.S. industry, in one of the largest …


China says it will cut greenhouse gases

BEIJING – China pledged Thursday to increase its efforts to limit greenhouse gases and said that Premier Wen Jiabao would attend the Copenhagen climate summit next month. The announcements came …


Joint climate statement hazy

BEIJING – A joint statement by the U.S. and Chinese presidents on climate change is encouraging as pressure builds in the last few weeks before a 192-nation conference in Copenhagen, …


Obama, Hu uncover parallels, differences

BEIJING – President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao emerged from hours of intense talks today determined to marshal their combined clout on crucial issues, but still showing divisions …


In China, focus on freedom

SHANGHAI, China – Pressing for freedoms on China’s own turf, President Barack Obama said today that individual expression is not an American ideal but a universal right that should be …


China executes 9 for riots

BEIJING – China has executed nine men, including eight from the Muslim Uighur minority, for crimes committed during July riots that killed 200 people in far western Xinjiang region. The …


China could set pace on climate

UNITED NATIONS – China’s ambition to grow quickly but cleanly soon may vault it to “front-runner” status – far ahead of the United States – in taking on global warming, …


China to revamp organ donation

BEIJING – China’s Health Ministry said it is starting its first nationwide organ donation system in an attempt to stop the practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners. The program, …


China raises efforts against riots

URUMQI, China – In an escalating campaign to stamp out ethnic violence, Chinese forces on Wednesday saturated the western city of Urumqi, helicopters dropped leaflets urging calm and the local …


Ethnic rioting continues in China

URUMQI, China – Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes and meat cleavers rampaged through the streets as ethnic tensions worsened in China’s oil-rich …


Thousands arrested after China riots

URUMQI, China – Police have arrested 1,434 suspects in connection with the worst ethnic violence in decades in China’s western Xinjiang region, which killed at least 156 people, state media …


Ethnic riots leave at least 140 dead in China

Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China’s western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials …


China reports scores die in riot

BEIJING – Chinese state media said that 140 people have been killed and more than 800 hurt in violence in the country’s western Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua News Agency …


China locks down Tiananmen news

BEIJING – Mainland China remained quiet Thursday on the 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, while tens of thousands of people staged a protest in Hong Kong. Beijing, …


Splendor of Shen Yun

The organizers are calling Shen Yun Performing Arts the “largest Chinese performing arts event ever in Spokane.” It’s hard to argue that. This giant touring show has: • 60 dancers, …


Locke urges China trade balance

China must avoid unfair practices to bring more balance in trade with the United States, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Friday.


Jackie Chan ‘not sure’ freedom best for Chinese

BOAO, China – Action star Jackie Chan said Saturday he’s not sure if a free society is a good thing for China and that he’s starting to think “we Chinese …


China arrests Tibetan monks after protest

BEIJING – Police arrested six monks while 89 others turned themselves in after hundreds of Tibetans attacked a police station and government officials in northwestern China, state media reported. All …


Dalai Lama warns followers of threat to Tibetan culture

DHARAMSALA, India – Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, told his followers Tuesday that the Tibetan culture, religion and identity face “extinction” and that residents of Tibet were living …


China tightens security of Tibet

KANGDING, China – Authorities in Tibet and restive parts of western China were on heightened alert today for possible unrest on the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese …


U.S. protests harassment by Chinese vessels

WASHINGTON – Chinese ships surrounded and harassed a Navy mapping ship in international waters off China, at one point coming within 25 feet of the American boat and strewing debris …


Chinese collector says he faked bids for bronze sculptures

BEIJING – A Chinese art collector revealed himself Monday as the man behind the winning bids for two imperial bronzes auctioned at Christie’s over Beijing’s objections, then announced he had …


Talent takes young dancers to China

Rows of toes clad in pink ballet shoes stretched along the barre at Dance Emporium on a recent afternoon. But the size-14 black shoes stood out, as does the wearer, …


Keep investing in U.S., Clinton urges China

BEIJING – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged China to keep investing its substantial foreign-exchange reserves in U.S. Treasury securities, arguing “we are truly going to rise …


Clinton’s first trip has China focus

WASHINGTON – When Hillary Rodham Clinton was running for president last year, she raised eyebrows in foreign policy circles – especially in Japan, the key U.S. ally in Asia – …


China’s press reports shoe-throwing incident

BEIJING – It hesitated for hours over the sensitive footage of a protester in Britain shouting “dictator” and throwing a shoe at Premier Wen Jiabao. But finally, China’s carefully controlled …


Asian governments plan $700 billion stimulus

SINGAPORE – Governments across Asia have pledged a combined $700 billion in stimulus spending and central banks have slashed interest rates to spur growth and cushion the blow of plunging …