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China announces birth of rare panda triplets

Aug 12, 2014

China announces birth of rare panda triplets

China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia

The United States stressed Tuesday it welcomes the rise of China and wants to work constructively with Beijing as it signed a deal to deploy 2,500 Marines to Australia as part of its “rebalance” to Asia. China bristled when the agreement to deploy Marines ...

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

Aug 9, 2014

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a British corporate investigator to 2½ years in prison for illegally obtaining private records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to clients including drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, who ...

Aug 8, 2014

China to build lighthouses on disputed isles

China plans to build lighthouses on five islands in the South China Sea, state media reported Thursday, in defiance of calls from the United States and the Philippines for a freeze on such activity to ease tension over rival claims. At least two of ...

Khmer Rouge trial raises questions of justice

| Aug 8, 2014

Khmer Rouge trial raises questions of justice

They were leaders of Cambodia’s infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire nation into a ruthless slave state, a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone ...