By Christopher Bodeen and Paul Traynor Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Everyone should have the chance to have more than one child, say Chinese parents who welcome the government’s loosening of its population policy. But just because all couples can now have two children, that doesn’t mean all want to take advantage. Many already had […]
By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Journalist Liu Hu says that once he was detained by police the pressure for him to confess was unrelenting. They told him that, unless he confessed, he would stay behind bars longer and his wife would abandon him. They cajoled him, deprived him of sleep, and kept […]
AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Several local Chinese officials were fired or suspended following the deaths of four siblings, aged 5 to 13, who were abandoned by their parents and neglected by government workers in one of China’s poorest regions, the district government said. Two village heads were fired and three other officials — […]
AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — The son of actor Jackie Chan apologized to the public Saturday and asked for a second chance following his release from a six-month jail sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment. Jaycee Chan, 32, said at a news conference that he was rededicating himself to his […]
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan said he feels shame for his son, Jaycee Chan, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years. Jaycee is the son of Chan and his wife, Lin Feng-Jiao, a Taiwanese actor. Jaycee was […]
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years. Chan, 32, was among a string of […]
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements.
By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer MACAU (AP) — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean envoy has delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing’s efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions.
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted Sunday, Feb. 10, following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations after air pollution rose to near catastrophic levels over recent weeks.