Typhoon pounds China with heavy rains; 1.1M evacuated

BEIJING - A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling...
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Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief

...nervous about Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, Vietnam would also welcome the U.S. taking a tough line against Beijing.The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which would drop economic barriers along a 12-nation swath from Chile...
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Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption

BEIJING - A court sentenced China's former security chief to life in prison Thursday...along with the "flies" - or the low-ranking ones.But Zhang Lifan, a Beijing-based independent historian and political commentator, questioned whether...
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Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on

...defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea, but gave few hints ahead...inflamed tensions Tuesday by issuing a report that laid out Beijing's more assertive national defense posture.China insists...
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Gatlin wins 200 with fastest time ever at US championships

...a showdown in both events with Bolt in Beijing later this summer.First, though, some...Spearmon returns to the Bird's Nest in Beijing, a place that doesn't hold pleasant memories. He captured bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics before being disqualified for...
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US chides China but avoids clouding cooperation

...relationship despite the emerging rivalry between Washington and Beijing. Few major outcomes were expected, although U.S. officials...China relationship, after President Barack Obama and Xi met in Beijing in November and made a joint announcement on curbing emissions...
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China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

BEIJING - It's China's biggest public political event...duties as people's representatives, but have come to Beijing simply to attend a study session for 10 days or so," said Beijing-based historian and independent commentator Zhang...
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World track championships coming to U.S.

BEIJING - After nearly four decades of bypassing...The 2015 competition will be held in Beijing, followed by London in 2017 and Doha...second half of the IAAF Council meeting in Beijing."I must say I am very surprised by the...
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Another deadly quake spreads fear in Nepal

...regional Tibetan government.___Daigle reported from New Delhi. Associated Press writers Tim Sullivan in New Delhi, Indrajit Singh in Patna, India, Didi Tang in Beijing and Lolita C. Baldor in Washington contributed to this report.
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Torching Beijing's Olympic Message

...effort for this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, China has used architectural imagery...worldly ambition. However you felt about Beijing's human-rights record, you had well as flag-waving supporters of Beijing bused in by the Chinese consulate. The...


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