By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane’s data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished on March 8, 2014. The report came as Australian Prime […]
Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad
By Johnson Lai and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press XIXI, Taiwan (AP) The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a
Mourning, tight security on anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown
By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and troops on protests at Tiananmen Square. Outside, guards kept a close eye on her home while police blanketed central […]
Manila says China withdrew invitation for Aquino
By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines and China, already locked in a territorial dispute, engaged in a diplomatic tussle Aug. 29, with the Philippine president canceling a visit to a trade fair in China after being told to stay away, and Beijing saying it never invited him in the […]
Chinese smog forces cancelled flights
By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks on Tuesday, Jan. 29 forcing airlines to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting Beijing to temporarily shut factories and curtail fleets of government cars.
Japan talk of warning shots heats up China dispute
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan says it may fire warning shots to keep foreign aircraft from violating its airspace in the latest verbal blast between Tokyo and Beijing that raises concerns that a dispute over hotly contested islands could spin out of control.
Concessions show influence of China’s middle class
By David Wivell and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press DALIAN, China (AP) — Chinese authorities’ swift decision to close and move an urban chemical factory after weekend street protests underscores the ruling Communist Party’s fear of alienating the increasingly outspoken middle class.
Letter: ‘Africa needs to be rescued from China’
[I] read the [Associated Press] article, “China–Guinea deal highlights Africa business ties,” by Christopher Bodeen. [I am] very sorry for the content of that article for the following reasons: [the] article shows that China has joined in on the rape of Africa and [its] murder [and] demise.