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Reporting from Beijing -- A strong earthquake struck China’s mountainous Sichuan province Saturday morning, leaving at least 113 people dead and more than 3,000 injured. Chinese authorities assessed the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, while the...
BEIJING -- Chinese television reported at least two people had been killed Saturday morning when a powerful earthquake shook Sichuan province. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.6 with a depth of less than eight miles. The...
Shangri-La Hotels dig nature, especially pandas. That’s one reason the company began planting bamboo trees this month in China’s Sichuan province for a new giant panda center that will rescue ill or elderly wild pandas. Eventually hotel...
World NowFor the first time, Chinese state media appear to have implicated fallen Communist Party official Bo Xilai in the murder scandal that has gripped the country, reporting that he angrily rebuked the local police chief, Wang Lijun when told that Bo's wife,...
World NowBEIJING -- Wang Lijun, the Chinese police chief who touched off a far-reaching political scandal in February when he sought refuge at a U.S. consulate, stood trial Tuesday on charges of bribe-taking and “bending the law for selfish ends.”...
World NowChina-Japan island dispute: Angry Chinese youths overturned cars and smashed shop windows in anti-Japanese protests across the country stemming from a long-standing dispute over uninhabited islands claimed by both countries....
World NowBEIJING – The Chinese police chief who fled to a U.S. consulate in February and set off a messy, sprawling political scandal involving murder was convicted Monday on charges of abuse of power, defection bribe-taking and “bending the law for...
Opinion L.A.Apple's profits may have soared last quarter, with revenue up 74% (to $46.3 billion), but I wonder how celebratory they feel in Cupertino as reports emerge about the company's business practices, specifically how it keeps production costs low so that........
World NowA crusading former police chief in the boomtown of Chongqing disappeared under unexplained circumstances. Wang Lijun may have tried to obtain political asylum at a nearby U.S. consulate....
World NowA 25-minute tape recording posted on YouTube over the weekend sheds new light on mysterious and unprecedented incident last month at the U.S. consulate in Chengdu....
Father Eleutherius Winance, a longtime Claremont Graduate University philosophy professor and the last of the founding monks of St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo, has died. He was 100. Winance died Saturday at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster after a...
L.A. Times Tech BlogThe death toll from an explosion at Foxconn Technology Group's plant in southwest China rose to three on Sunday as preliminary findings suggested that the blast was caused by combustible dust in one of the facility's polishing workshops, the company...
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