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  • Ex-BP engineer can travel to China pending trial

    October 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP engineer who won a new trial this year on a charge relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted permission to travel abroad. A federal judge said Thursday that Kurt Mix will be allowed to travel to China in... more »
  • Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

    August 17, 2014 1:20 PM

    HAEMI, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conqueror" but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for the... more »
  • 15 injured in northeast China train derailment

    April 12, 2014 11:09 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - A total of 15 people were hospitalized after a train derailed in northeast China early Sunday, officials said. The railway bureau in Heilongjiang province's regional capital of Harbin said on its official microblog that the cause of the pre-dawn accident was under investigation. It said bureau officials... more »
  • US official: Human rights deteriorate in China

    August 2, 2013 5:12 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - A senior U.S. official says that China's human rights situation continues to deteriorate and that the latest round of dialogue with Chinese officials on human rights fell short of U.S. expectations. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Uzra Zeya said at a... more »
  • Fire kills 119 at poultry plant in northeast China

    June 3, 2013 9:01 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 119 people, reports and officials said. Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province's Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked... more »
  • 410 pigs and 122 dogs found dead in central China

    April 17, 2013 9:22 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China - this time together with dozens of dogs. A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered in homes and at farms earlier this week in a village that comes under Yanshi city's jurisdiction in central Henan... more »
  • World's longest fast train line opens in China

    December 26, 2012 3:11 AM

  • Tibetan man sets self on fire in protest in China

    November 23, 2012 6:55 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say a Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in northwest China's Qinghai province, as the wave of the fiery protests against Chinese rule show no sign of abating. The official Xinhua News Agency says Libong Tsering, 19, self-immolated in Tongren county... more »
  • Man sentenced for selling Dow secrets to China

    January 13, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A retired Dow Chemical Co. research scientist has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his conviction on charges that he stole trade secrets from Dow's Plaquemine plant and sold them to companies in China. The Advocate reports 75-year-old Wen Chyu Liu, also... more »
  • Nicholls chef takes Cajun cooking to China

    September 27, 2011 6:03 AM

    THIBADAUX, La. (AP) - A Nicholls State University chef will travel to China as an ambassador for Southern cuisine. Chef George Kaslow told the Courier that it was a trade mission to increase sales. But he says it's also for good will, to keep trade and culture lines open. Kaslow's... more »
  • China suspends 2 of 5 fake Apple stores in 1 city

    July 25, 2011 10:20 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Chinese officials found five fake Apple stores in a southwestern city and ordered two of them to suspend business while they're investigated, a local government website said Monday. Officials couldn't do anything about the other three stores - which prominently displayed Apple signs and logos - because... more »
  • China opens world's longest sea bridge - 26 miles

    June 30, 2011 10:20 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - China has opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26 miles (42 kilometers) long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the island of Huangdao. State-run CCTV says the 110-foot (35-meter)-wide bridge is the longest of its kind and cost more... more »
  • Pentagon says US-China Military Ties Improving

    September 29, 2010 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says a recent chill in U.S.-China military ties is beginning to thaw. A Pentagon spokesman says China agreed to resume maritime talks next month, and will send officials to Washington later this year. China froze military contacts with the United States earlier this year in... more »
  • 16 bodies recovered from China coal mine

    August 5, 2010 10:30 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese state news agency is reporting that no survivors have been found among the 16 miners trapped by a lethal gas leak in a coal mine in central China four days ago. The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that workers had retrieved 16 bodies from... more »
  • China Flooding

    July 12, 2010 10:46 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - A state news agency says three people have been killed and 56 are missing after a torrent of water washed through a mountain town in southwest China. China News Agency says the deluge took place about 4 a.m. on Tuesday in Xiaohe town of Yunnan province, following... more »
  • Toyota Plant in China Remains Shut Due to Strike

    June 23, 2010 11:14 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says production at one of its main factories in China remains shut due to a strike, while Honda Motor Co. says operations at a car assembly plant resume following the end of a labor dispute. Toyota, the world's largest automaker, said its plant in... more »
  • 21 Babies Wash Ashore in Eastern China

    March 30, 2010 1:44 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - The bodies of 21 babies washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China and two hospital mortuary workers were detained for allegedly dumping them, state media reported Tuesday. Video footage showed the bodies - at least one of which stuffed in a... more »
  • Safe Families: Stork Craft Bed Recall

    November 24, 2009 9:19 AM

    Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side... more »
  • Christmas Bongs

    November 20, 2009 9:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Customs officials say they got a surprise when they found 316,000 glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments at the Los Angeles harbor. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents found the highly decorated drug pipes in 860 boxes shipped from China. The cargo, estimated... more »
  • President Obama defends internet freedom

    November 16, 2009 8:22 AM

    SHANGHAI (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting the idea of Internet freedom to people in China - a land where such freedom is uncommon. The president told a group of Chinese students that unrestricted Internet access in the United States is a source of strength. He also says it... more »

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