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Hong Kong democracy protesters flock to new messaging app

Hong Kong - A social messaging app that allows users to contact each other even if a mobile phone network is overloaded or switched off has become a hit among tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters.

'CY' Leung: Hong Kong's embattled leader

Hong Kong - Facing calls for his resignation, embattled Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying has become a lightning rod for public anger as the city of seven million faces its worst political crisis since the 1997 handover.

Hong Kong democracy protesters ignore leader's call to end demo

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed parts of the city, but protesters refused to move until China grants genuine democracy.

Hong Kong protests turn festive after tear gas chaos

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Sunday night, with the mood turning festive a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes.

Hong Kong protesters defiant after tear gas chaos

Hong Kong - Police repeatedly fired tear gas in clashes with protesters fighting for democracy as parts of Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday with tens of thousands on the streets to demand Beijing grant the city full universal suffrage.

Hong Kong protest spreads to new site across harbour

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong blocked a second major thoroughfare, this time across the harbour, after police had earlier used tear gas to disperse huge crowds in the city's centre.

Police use tear gas on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Sunday fired tear gas at pro-democracy campaigners who massed on major city centre highways in their tens of thousands, an AFP reporter said.

Hong Kong democracy protesters dig in at government HQ

Hong Kong - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed outside Hong Kong's government headquarters on Saturday night, vowing to keep up an increasingly tense civil disobedience campaign unless Beijing grants more political freedoms.

Tapeworms infest Chinese man after eating raw fish

Imagine a man's surprise, when after going to the hospital complaining of stomach pains and itchy skin, he finds out that X-rays show his body is riddled with tapeworms. This is what happened to a man from Guangdong province, China.

Protesting Hong Kong students storm government complex

Hong Kong - Dozens of protesters broke through the gates of Hong Kong's government headquarters late Friday in an ongoing student demonstration against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy.

China says 40 'rioters' killed in restive Xinjiang

Luntai - Forty "rioters" were killed in China's far-western Xinjiang region following a series of explosions last Sunday, the worst incident of violence in months, the regional government has said after a four-day news blackout.

Hong Kong students are spearheading a civil disobedience campaign

Hong Kong - More than 2,000 people marched on the residence of Hong Kong's leader Thursday night as students escalated their protest action against China's refusal to grant the city full democracy.

Hong Kong students take democracy protest to leader's home

Hong Kong - More than 2,000 people marched on the residence of Hong Kong's leader Thursday night as students escalated their protest action against China's refusal to grant the city full democracy.

Six Nobel laureates boycott summit over Dalai Lama visa

Cape Town - Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

40 'rioters' killed in China's Xinjiang: state media

Beijing - Forty "rioters" were killed Sunday in China's far-western Xinjiang region after a series of coordinated explosions, state media said Thursday.

China Uighur scholar jailed over lecture: Xinhua

Beijing - A prominent Chinese scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur ethnic group was jailed for life because of remarks he made in a university class about the restive Xinjiang region, state-media reported Thursday.

Li Na says tennis 'only chance' after father's death

Wuhan - China's Li Na said her ground-breaking career can be traced back to the death of her father when she was 14, a pivotal moment which meant tennis success was her "only chance".

Uighur scholar sentenced to life urges 'peace' from prison: Lawyer

Beijing - A prominent Uighur academic sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday called for "peace", his lawyer said, as Western powers accused Beijing of silencing a moderate voice.

Asian carp topic of export discussions between U.S. and China

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." And so it is with the Asian carp, considered a delicious fish in China, but an unwanted, invasive species in the United States. Soon, the much-maligned invaders may find themselves being sent back to China.

Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person

Shanghai - The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China's richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world's second largest economy showed Tuesday.

Scuffles as Hong Kong students escalate democracy strike

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students mobbed the city's leader Tuesday in angry scenes as they took their anti-Beijing strike to government headquarters, where more than 1,000 protested against China's refusal to grant full democracy.

Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many': govt

Beijing - Two people were killed and "many" injured as explosions erupted in multiple locations in China's Xinjiang Sunday, according to authorities in the ethnically divided region that is on edge after a series of violent incidents this year.

Thousands of Hong Kong students on strike for democracy

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students on Monday began a week-long boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy.

Glaxo receives record fine in China

Changsha - The Chinese government has fined U.K. pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline $490 million (3 billion yuan) after a court found the firm guilty of bribery.

China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets

Beijing - Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said Friday.

China troops withdraw from India border as Xi visit ends

New Delhi - Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier.

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

New Delhi - Indian and Chinese leaders pledged Thursday to resolve a long-running border dispute that led to a bloody 1962 war, as a stand-off between troops on the remote frontier overshadowed a rare summit in New Delhi.

Border row hangs heavy over Chinese president's first India visit

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has complained to China's visiting president about border incursions, the government said Thursday, as tensions on the remote mountainous frontier between Asia's two superpowers threatened to overshadow a crucial su...

China tries Uighur professor for separatism

- Chinese authorities put a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority on trial for separatism Wednesday as critics warned the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang.

China's Xi arrives in India on maiden visit

Ahmedabad - China's President Xi Jinping arrived in India on Wednesday on a maiden visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia's two superpowers.
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One of photos from a sex orgy allegedly involving 3 Chinese government officials
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Canada Pavilion under the sun light [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Vases in Jilin's Continental Garden Hotel
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A Chinese guard and deer statue by more royal halls
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Russia Pavilion under the dark [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Fire in a 20-story building in Guantzhou, China
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Our tired group waits for our tour guide at the Princes Mansions
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You can see distant bridges north on the Songhua river
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Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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The Chinese version of ice skating, sitting on sleds, at the Summer Palace frozen river
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Teenagers play in the flooded Songhua river. Notice the fake crocodiles in the pool nearby.
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Lonna Lisa Williams poses with an elderly Chinese couple in Tiananmen Square
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This lion seemed to be playing with his ball-like creature
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The slide pictured here seems anything but normal as it rains down on people.
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A view of the Songhua river across from my school
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