| 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 “...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:08 AM
BEIJING -- “Transcendence,” the upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi film directed by Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister, will get a boost in China from DMG Entertainment, the Beijing-based company that helped add...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:13 AM
BEIJING -- The survivors of a British businessman poisoned to death in the most sensational murder case in China in years have been trying to collect more than $1.6 million in civil damages, according to lawyers familiar with his case.
Neil Heywood, 41,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:53 PM
BEIJING -- Detroit’s deep financial difficulties may have prompted China to look more closely at its own debt risk.
On Sunday, the Chinese government announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive audit of local debt in China, an issue...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:22 AM
BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:31 PM
BEIJING — After years of building massive and lavish new government office buildings — including ones inspired by the White House, Versailles and the U.S. Capitol — China is saying enough is enough.
Central authorities have issued a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:55 AM
BEIJING – With public sympathy mounting for a disabled man who allegedly set off a homemade explosive at Beijing's international airport, Chinese authorities say they will reexamine his complaints about being inadequately compensated after low-level...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:42 AM
BEIJING –- A prominent Chinese rock singer’s acerbic taunts about bombing government offices following a real airport bombing in Beijing this month have led police to detain her on terrorism charges, although she could be free within 10 days....