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  • China knife attack leaves 28 dead, scores injured at train station

    China knife attack leaves 28 dead, scores injured at train station
    SHANGHAI — At least 28 people died and more than 113 were injured Saturday when a group of assailants wielding large knives stormed into a railway station in southern China and apparently attacked people at random, state-run media reported....
  • Yiyun Li's 'Kinder Than Solitude' deals with poisoned past in China

    Yiyun Li's 'Kinder Than Solitude' deals with poisoned past in China
    Yiyun Li begins her second novel, "Kinder Than Solitude," in a place of endings: a crematorium. The time is the present, more or less, and a Beijing resident named Boyang waits for the ashes of his childhood friend Shaoai, dead at 43 after having been...
  • Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit

    Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit
    BEIJING -- As the United States' first Chinese American ambassador to China, Gary Locke made an impression on many ordinary people here with his down-to-earth ways – carrying his own backpack, paying for his Starbucks with a coupon and flying...
  • 'Monkey King,' 'Hobbit' help fuel China box-office surge

    'Monkey King,' 'Hobbit' help fuel China box-office surge
    BEIJING -- Not even two months into 2014, China’s box office has topped $900 million, a blistering pace far ahead of last year, when receipts for the entire first quarter were about $830 million. The strong results are being powered by a number of...
  • Reel China: 'Smaug' smokes box office; Oscar films in short supply

    Reel China: 'Smaug' smokes box office; Oscar films in short supply
    BEIJING -- Smog seems to have helped Smaug at the Chinese box office this last weekend. "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," raked in about $33.7 million from Friday to Sunday, consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday, putting it in first place....
  • Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat

    Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat
    BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question. A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by the U.S. Embassy,...
  • Chinese mining tycoon, brother accused of mafia-style crimes

    Chinese mining tycoon, brother accused of mafia-style crimes
    BEIJING — A Chinese mining tycoon, his brother and 34 others who allegedly terrorized parts of Sichuan province for 20 years through a mafia-style gang were charged Thursday with murder, weapons trafficking and other offenses. The case, centered...
  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia

    U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia
    BEIJING — It's a familiar plot line: A young man, searching for answers, turns to an Asian martial arts master for wisdom and the skill to fight off bad guys. Years ago it was the theme of Hollywood's "Karate Kid" and a TV series, "Kung Fu." It...
  • Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea

    Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea
    BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear. In meetings with President Xi Jinping...
  • Kerry urges China to keep North Korea in check

    Kerry urges China to keep North Korea in check
    SEOUL -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday credited China with calming North Korea during a threatening period in early 2013, and urged Beijing to redouble its efforts to hold its unruly client state in check. In an appearance with South...