Plan for China term limits dates back to Deng Xiaoping era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Plans to establish term limits for Chinese leaders, which current President Xi Jinping (習近平) wants to do away with, date back four decades to Deng Xiaoping (鄧小平), reports ...

Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

Zimbabwe's army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters called it as a "bloodless correction." It wasn'...

Former China Communist Party official Qiao Shi dies at 91

BEIJING (AP) — Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official and chairman of China's legislature in the 1990s, died Sunday at the age of 91, state media reported. Qiao died Sunday morning in Beijing ...

Former China Communist Party official Qiao Shi dies at 91

BEIJING (AP) -- Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official and chairman of China's legislature in the 1990s, died Sunday at the age of 91, state media said.Qiao died Sunday morning in Beijing of an u...

Tiananmen legacy looms over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) -- The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In thi...

Tuesday, June 24

Today is Tuesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2014. There are 190 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:656 - Ali bin Abi-Talib is elected as Islam's fourth caliph following the murde...

AP WAS THERE: Troops storm Tiananmen Square

BEIJING (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE -- On June 4, 1989, AP reporter John Pomfret was in central Beijing when Chinese soldiers attacked pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square.Demonstrators had occupied...

In China, a deliberate amnesia about '89 crackdown

BEIJING (AP) -- Remember June 4, Shi Shusi asked the 1.5 million readers of his popular microblog last year. Moments later, his postings were erased. A note from the microblog operator said they were ...

25 years on, no fading of Tiananmen wounds, ideals

BEIJING (AP) -- Some went missing. Some lost their freedom. Some can't escape the images inside their head, or the guilt they feel for surviving.The June 4, 1989, military crackdown to end weeks-long ...

25 years on, no fading of Tiananmen wounds, ideals

BEIJING (AP) -- Some went missing. Some lost their freedom. Some can't escape the images inside their head, or the guilt they feel for surviving.The June 4, 1989, military crackdown to end weeks-long ...

Widow of China's purged leader dies at age 95

BEIJING (AP) -- The widow of a former Chinese Communist Party chief ousted after the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests has died at age 95.Friends of Zhao Ziyang's family said they were noti...

Thursday, December 19

Today is Thursday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2013. There are 12 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1547 - Great Britain passes a vagabond law.1793 - A young Napoleon Bonaparte ta...