Parents of Hong Kong protester who died urge others to live

HONG KONG (AP) — The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation urged young people on Thursday to stay alive to continue thei...

China locks down Xinjiang a decade after deadly ethnic riots

ISTANBUL (AP) — A decade after deadly riots tore through his hometown, Kamilane Abudushalamu still vividly recalls the violence that left him an exile. On July 5, 2009, Abudushalamu was hidin...

Hong Kong protesters: Desperation led to legislature attack

HONG KONG (AP) — It was almost noon on Monday when hundreds of protesters outside Hong Kong's legislature voted to break in. Watching from the side, one protester disagreed. They wer...

Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives

HONG KONG (AP) — A small group of Hong Kong protesters have handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office. ...

Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in h...

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on VR

NANCHANG, China (AP) — Liu Zixing craned his neck forward for help with fastening the goggles for his first ever taste of virtual reality. He took a break from the mining ore business to travel to a V...

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million peop...

China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be s...

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces ar...

Empty places at the table: Uighur children missing in China

ISTANBUL (AP) — Chinese authorities are placing the children of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities into dozens of state-run orphanages across the far western Xinjiang region, as around 1 million adul...

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Chinese government has turned four of Meripet's children into orphans, even though she and her husband are alive. The kids were left with their grandmother when t...

6 Years Gone: Myanmar woman escapes brutal China captivity

GUCHENG, China (AP) — They were the first photos Marip Lu had ever taken of her son, and it broke her heart to think they might be the last. The 3-year-old was standing in their livi...

6 Years Gone: Myanmar woman escapes brutal China captivity

GUCHENG, China (AP) — They were the first photos Marip Lu had ever taken of her son, and it broke her heart to think they might be the last. The little boy was standing in their livi...

US Embassy in China sends new alert for mystery health issue

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in China has sent its second alert in two weeks to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U.S. government...

More Americans screened over mystery health issues in China

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — A U.S. medical team is screening more Americans who work in a southern Chinese city as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government workers who experienced ...