Top Chinese communist party meeting starts in Beijing

Oct 24, 2016

Top Chinese communist party meeting starts in Beijing

A key conclave of China’s Communist Party elite kicked off Monday in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, as leader Xi Jinping seeks to tighten his control over the organization. Nearly 400 top members of the world’s most powerful political party have gathered ...

Oct 24, 2016

Unofficial U.S.-North Korea talks held in Malaysia

A group of former U.S. diplomats held closed-door talks at the weekend with senior Pyongyang officials, even as international efforts gather pace to further isolate North Korea, diplomatically and economically. The two-day meeting in Kuala Lumpur, which was confirmed by the South Korean and ...

Oct 24, 2016

Indian police kill 18 Maoist insurgents in eastern state

Indian police killed at least 18 Maoist rebels in the eastern state of Odisha on Monday after tracking them to a remote, forested area where a gunfight erupted shortly after midnight, police said. It was one of the heaviest casualty tolls suffered this year ...

Oct 23, 2016

China's Xi revives Long March myths to rally party

As China marks 80 years since the Red Army ended its epic Long March, the Communist Party has attacked revisionist history in an effort to compel reverence for its founding legend. Facing annihilation at the hands of Kuomintang during China’s civil war in 1934, ...

Oct 22, 2016

Over 50,000 in Typhoon Haima's path evacuated in southern China

Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people. No deaths were immediately reported Saturday in China from ...