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China punishes 17 officials for village clash

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:39AM UTC Comments Off

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen officials have been punished in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead. ...

China opposes sending North Korea to international court

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:11PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China says it's against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record. The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North's dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions....

China manufacturing fails to fire in October

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:24PM UTC Comments Off A production line of air conditioners at a factory in Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong province.  China is creating more production capacity than the world can consume.  Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand....

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:06AM UTC Comments Off

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says an international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea and a proposed legally-binding "code of conduct" are the only remaining ways to settle the long-raging conflicts peacefully....

Hong Kong protest talks reveal gap between students and government

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:38PM UTC Comments Off Pro-democracy student protesters shout at police in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, early Saturday, Oct. 4. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits....

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