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Three get death sentence for China train station attack

Sep 13, 2014

Three get death sentence for China train station attack

A Chinese court sentenced three people to death and one to life in prison on Friday for an attack at a train station that triggered a sweeping crackdown on what Beijing calls militant violence. The government said knife-wielding militants from the western region of ...

China ex-leaders OK'd Zhou probe

Jul 30, 2014

China ex-leaders OK'd Zhou probe

Two former Chinese leaders gave their consent to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, a sign the corruption probe won’t open a rift in the Communist Party.