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As world turns, MH370 families find solace in each other

Mar 8, 2015

As world turns, MH370 families find solace in each other

For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment in downtown Nanjing where his parents had been living for more 20 years until they disappeared along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Scrolls of paintings by his father, ...

China faces balancing act with Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Sep 30, 2014

China faces balancing act with Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China’s communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but it is determined to end the demonstrations quickly so as not to ...

China's state TV targeted in graft drive

| Jul 17, 2014

China's state TV targeted in graft drive

For months, Chinese state television has publicized a steady drumbeat of accusations of bribery and other abuses by a string of officials. Now, the state-run broadcaster faces allegations of graft in its own ranks. Since late May, at least six people at China Central ...

China's youth 'can't feel' Tiananmen

Jun 3, 2014

China's youth 'can't feel' Tiananmen

Born in 1989, Steve Wang sometimes wonders what happened in his hometown of Beijing that year. But his curiosity about prodemocracy protests and the crackdown on them passes quickly. “I was not part of it,” he said. “I know it could be important, but ...

China switches tactics, hits activists with common-crime charges

May 28, 2014

China switches tactics, hits activists with common-crime charges

In prosecuting the country’s political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics. Beijing is increasingly using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers as nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that ...