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China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea

Jul 31, 2015

China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea

China’s Ministry of National Defense on Thursday accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert its claim to virtually all of the sea’s waters, islands and reefs. Spokesman Yang Yujun’s remarks were prompted by comments ...

Jul 31, 2015

China to prosecute former general for graft

China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping’s campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward. Guo Boxiong, a former vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, will ...

Taiwan students storm ministry amid furor over 'pro-China' textbooks

Jul 31, 2015

Taiwan students storm ministry amid furor over 'pro-China' textbooks

Hundreds of Taiwan students stormed the ministry of education compound early on Friday, after one committed suicide earlier in the week, intensifying anti-China protests over textbooks they say are aimed at promoting Beijing’s “one China” policy. About 700 students climbed barricades around the ministry ...

'MH370 wreckage' brings emotional turmoil

Jul 30, 2015

'MH370 wreckage' brings emotional turmoil

Relatives of passengers and crew lost with Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonizing wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found. Aviation investigators were heading to the French island of ...

Jul 30, 2015

Philippine capital holds drill to prepare for killer quake

Officials in the Philippines, which has been hit by several natural disasters in recent years, said they expect a large number of people to participate in a drill Thursday to prepare metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces for a feared magnitude-7.2 earthquake from an active ...

Fur trade a gold mine for China's Olympic bid city

Jul 30, 2015

Fur trade a gold mine for China's Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also home to tens of thousands of caged rabbits and mink bred for their skins. The Chinese bid, the favorite to ...