China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:06PM UTC Pic: AP.

CHICAGO (AP) — China is promising to streamline a regulatory process that has held up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States. The country also pledges to enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.

Hong Kong maid abuse trial to resume next week

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:04PM UTC Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, left, an Indonesian maid who was allegedly tortured by her employer in Hong Kong, was interviewed by Hong Kong police investigators at a hospital in Indonesia in January. Pic: AP.

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the Hong Kong district court last week that she was so ill from her employer’s abuse that she had to wear adult diapers.

Serbia jails 11 rights activists during China summit

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:40AM UTC Pic: AP.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia. Amnesty International says nine Bulgarians, a Slovak and a Finn — all supporters of the Falun Gong group that has been banned in

China arrests policeman blamed for wrongful conviction

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:17AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a police officer who oversaw the case of a teenager wrongfully convicted of murder and executed in 1996 has been arrested. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday that Feng Zhiming was charged with using torture to coerce a confession, dereliction of duty

Beijing ramps up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 6:06PM UTC Shiva Keshavan of India prepares to start his run during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by holding a series of international athletic competitions and promotional events.

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