Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...China and emerging Asian economiesThe Chinese government adjusts retail prices in line with the global market. As a result, Beijing has cut prices repeatedly this year. On Friday, the highest grade gasoline cost $4.54 a gallon in the capital, down from...
Strong quake kills 381 in southern China province

BEIJING - Rescuers dug through shattered homes Monday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province...
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Phelps signs with new suit company

...million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games.Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated...had been sponsored by Speedo since he was 16, and starred at Beijing in a high-tech suit the company designed with help from NASA...
Sports on TV

BOXING 5 p.m., ESPN2 - Middleweights, Curtis Stevens (27-4-0) vs. Hassan N'Dam (30-1-0), at Santa Monica, Calif. GOLF 7 p.m., TGC - LPGA, Reignwood Classic, first round, at Beijing MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m.
A month in book photos

...walk past portraits of Mao Zedong displayed at a bookstore in Beijing on Oct. 13. Authorities in China have ordered books by Chinese-American...Ying-shih and several others to be removed from sale, as Beijing expresses its displeasure with writers showing support for...
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...
US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban

SEATTLE - U.S. officials are traveling to Beijing this week to discuss China's ongoing import ban on geoduck clams and other shellfish from the U.S. West Coast.A National...
China leader snubs North Korea in visit to Seoul

...and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean...Kim Jong Un upends the practice since Beijing and Seoul forged diplomatic ties in 1992...destination on the Korean Peninsula.Beijing, entangled in hostile territorial disputes...
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New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

While living for more than a decade in China, and using its thriving social media, no question came to mind quite so often as this one: "Who is the idiot who just censored that online post, and what on Earth was so dangerous about it?"
Bigger beach volleyball fest medalist from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and many of the top international players...get a bounce. Britain won 47 medals in Beijing in 2008, but managed 65 four years later...Athens in 2004, but improved to 100 in Beijing. Vinicius said Brazil would send about...


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