Oct 20, 2014

22 dead in attack on Han Chinese market in Xinjiang, report says

Four Uighur men armed with knives and explosives attacked a marketplace in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region on Oct. 12, leaving 22 people dead, including police officers, Radio Free Asia said Sunday. The attackers were among the dead. It quoted police as saying the attack ...

Oct 20, 2014

Low expectations as China's ruling Communists ponder legal reforms

Leaders of China’s ruling Communist Party opened a highly-anticipated meeting Monday to discuss how to rule the country in accordance with law. That has fed hopes that the party might move to respect the letter and spirit of the constitution, but some legal experts ...

Hopes to end deadlock in Hong Kong hang on Tuesday talks

Oct 20, 2014

Hopes to end deadlock in Hong Kong hang on Tuesday talks

A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in two nights of clashes that ...

Ancient Chinese people mystify

Oct 19, 2014

Ancient Chinese people mystify

When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why. What they did leave was a gigantic cache of intricately ...