BEIJING (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist was hurriedly taken from a hospital and put on a plane for the United States on Saturday, closing a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng, sitting in a wheelchair and accompanied by his wife and two children, boarded United Airlines Flight 88...
By Casey Hynes Since last week, when rumors of Chen Guangcheng’s arrival at the American embassy in Beijing broke, the Western media began to buzz with rumors and speculation about his fate. The blind Chinese activist and dissident had escaped from his home in Shandong province after spending nearly two years under house arrest. Yet...
Mongolian blogger imprisoned for tweets criticising transport minister
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 3:38PM UTC
NKorea launch pad expansion ‘nearing completion’
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 12:04PM UTC
Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:00AM UTC
Sri Lanka government trying to hamper UN probe, says activist
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 9:51AM UTC
Flooding in Nepal kills US tourist after boat capsizes
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 9:46AM UTC
Indonesia court rejects Prabowo election appeal
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:18PM UTC