| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:56 AM
BEIJING -- As the clock ticked down for the U.S. to go into default, economists in Beijing were paraphrasing the old adage: If you owe the bank a few thousand dollars, you’ve got a problem; if you owe a billion, it’s the bank that's in...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
FUPING, China — A statue of the father of the nation's leader — 60 tons of granite — serves as the centerpiece of a square flanked by cypress trees.
People approach along a long walkway and bow in the direction of his seated figure....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Jackie Chan is not dead and is not retiring, contrary to some Internet reports. In fact, Chan will be talking about his latest action film, "Chinese Zodiac," in a live chat at 5 p.m. PDT on Tuesday with Times staff writer Scott Sandell. Chan will be...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Five years after the U.S. financial crisis helped cause a deep global recession, foreign leaders are worried that history is going to repeat itself.
The fiscal impasse that has partially shut the federal government now threatens to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
BEIJING — In a nation of 1.3 billion people, it's easy to find Kobe Bryant.
Just look for the big group of security guards.
Bryant is almost too popular here to leave the Lakers' five-star hotel in the Chinese capital.
"It's harder for me to...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The Lakers are in China preparing for games against the Golden State Warriors in Beijing and Shanghai.
On Saturday, team members took a charter bus to one of the country's best known attractions, the Great Wall, where they in turn became an attraction...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:15 AM
BEIJING -- Spreading rumors on the Internet could get you three years in prison in China, with the penalties rising if the rumor is reposted more than 500 times or viewed by more than 5,000 people.
So says a judicial interpretation issued Monday by...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:56 AM
BEIJING – The death of a watermelon seller in China’s south-central Hunan province, allegedly at the hands of law enforcement officials known as chengguan, has touched off a new flood of outrage over the often-thuggish municipal code...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:39 AM
BEIJING – Bo Xilai, the charismatic former Chinese Communist Party boss of Chongqing who was purged last year and whose wife was convicted of poisoning a British business associate, has been charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:37 AM
NEW DELHI – India launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier Monday with an eye on regional rivals China and Pakistan, although it will be several years before the ship is fully operational.
The $5-billion Vikrant, meaning “...