Senior travel booms in China, with Yangtze a popular spot

BEIJING (AP) -- When Li Caohua retired in her late 50s, the doctor immediately joined millions of other Chinese seniors and hit the road to see more of her giant country.At the top of her destination ...

Letter from overseas Chinese breaks silence on Tiananmen

BEIJING (AP) — They were born too late to remember the night 26 years ago when Chinese troops slaughtered hundreds of pro-democracy student activists in the heart of Beijing. Many grew up hearing only...

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship

JIANLI, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities escalated efforts to recover more than 420 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship Wednesday, deploying scores more divers and a ...

Relatives of China boat passengers turn anger on govt

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Huang Jing rushed to the office of the Shanghai Xiehe Tourism Agency as soon as he heard Tuesday morning about the sinking of a riverboat cruise with his brother- and father-in-law an...

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

BEIJING (AP) -- Divers on Tuesday pulled two people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and prepared to rescue at least four more, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said, giving some small hope to a...

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ASIA:ROHINGYA-BOAT PEOPLE TALKSBANGKOK -- Key issues and expectations at regional talks on Rohingya migrant crisis. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 760 words, photos.ROHINGYA-BOAT PEOPLE-DALAI LAMANEW DELHI ...

China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

BEIJING (AP) -- At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates t...

Festivals, large gatherings canceled in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) -- Springtime in Beijing usually brings out bustling crowds for rock concerts, food festivals and other outdoor revelry amid the smog and catkins. But this year, police in the Chinese cap...

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ASIASKOREA-POLITICS -- South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest politi...

AP Exclusive: China activist more determined after lockup

BEIJING (AP) -- The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew ...

China frees 5 women's rights activists after month detention

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have released five women's rights campaigners whose detentions for more than a month sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrict...

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ASIA:AFGHANISTAN -- Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan kill at least 13 people during a midnight assault on a highway as a suspected U.S. drone strike near Pakistan kills at least nine militants, authoriti...

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

JACK CHANG, Associated Press ISOLDA MORILLO, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — In his small ground-floor apartment just a few blocks from Beijing's landmark Bird's Nest stadium, Chinese language...

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

BEIJING (AP) -- In his small ground-floor apartment just a few blocks from Beijing's landmark Bird's Nest stadium, Chinese language teacher, writer and do-it-yourself documentary maker Xu Xing is urge...

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ASIA:SKOREA-KOREAN AIR-NUT RAGESEOUL, South Korea -- A flight attendant who was harassed by a former Korean Air Lines Co. vice president in what became known as the nut rage case filed a civil lawsuit...