AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who had been under investigation for alleged bribe-taking and brokering of promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of the ruling Communist Party’s Central […]
AP Wire Service SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party, adding to analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.
By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China’s former Security Chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai goes on trial Aug. 22 on corruption charges in a case crafted to minimize damage to the Communist Party and avoid exposure of party infighting or human rights abuses.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Twitter-like weibo microblogging services have become lively forums for commenting on the events of the day in China’s otherwise tightly controlled media landscape. On July 25, however, the comments about disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s indictment for alleged corruption, bribe taking, and abuse of power were […]
By Staff The Associated Press HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally China’s steps three decades ago toward embracing capitalism.
By Aye Aye Win THE Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In another sign of political reform and reconciliation in Myanmar, the country’s biggest party, led by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will hold its first-ever congress in the country’s former capital next week. “This will be the NLD’s first party congress since the […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s next leader burnished his diplomatic skills Monday, welcoming a private South Korean mourning delegation as state media revealed a new title that gives Kim Jong Un authority over political matters. Kim Jong Un has rapidly gained prominence since the death of his father Kim Jong Il on Dec. […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A new English-language paper published by China’s Communist Party hit newsstands on Monday, April 20; it’s part of Beijing’s efforts to raise its profile on the global stage and find an international audience for the party line. The inaugural English edition of the Global Times led […]