By Gillian Wong The Associated Press JINAN, China (AP) — The defense strategy of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who is battling accusations of corruption and shielding a murderer, boils down to this: One of the prosecution’s key witnesses is a liar, and the other is crazy. Four days of testimony at the trial, which […]
By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese appeals court overturned a six-year prison sentence against a dissident and halved the jail term of another in a rare show of leniency by the country’s Communist authorities.
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti has come under fire at home where his vandalism prompted public fretting about how to cultivate a good image overseas as more newly affluent Chinese travel abroad.
By Chris Brummitt and Matthew Pennington The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities seeking to stop a well-known democracy activist from meeting an American diplomat last weekend deployed an unusual weapon — a group of elderly ladies.
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, charming audiences and cutting a very different profile from her all-but invisible predecessors on her debut official visit abroad to Russia. A celebrated performer on state television, Peng featured prominently in Chinese […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister on Saturday, March 9 rejected accusations that the country’s military was behind massive hacking attacks on the United States and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet. Yang Jiechi is the highest-level Chinese official to comment on […]
By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — A Vietnamese American accused of conspiring to overthrow Vietnam’s communist government smiled broadly as he reunited with his family after he was deported back to the United States. Nguyen Quoc Quan, who had been detained for nine months, was greeted by his wife, […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly According to ancient Chinese wisdom, having a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your loved ones
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Xu Liangying, a renowned Chinese rights advocate, physicist, and translator of Einstein, has died in Beijing. Xu was 92. Xu’s death on Monday, Jan. 28 was widely reported on academic discussion boards and confirmed by a doctor reached by phone at Haidian Hospital’s intensive care […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Isle of Dreams By Keizo Hino Dakley Archive Press, 2010 Shozo Sakai hasn’t seen much change in his life. He’s worked at the same construction firm for years, he has no ambitions of moving up the corporate ladder or pursuing a specific career, and he has lived in the […]