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Jonathan D. Spence, popular China scholar, dead at age 85

Dec. 26, 2021 21:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan D. Spence, a British-born historian who became a longtime Yale University professor and prominent sinologist and attracted a wide following with his 1990 best-seller “The Search for Modern China,” has died at age 85. Spence, who retired from Yale in...

2021 Notebook: China a huge 2021 story, with Olympics ahead

Dec. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EST

China was one of the biggest stories of 2021 — from its plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in the face of criticism about its human rights records in the Xinjiang region, Tibet and Hong Kong to questions about how it would wield its economic power in a delicately balanced world. Not to...

EXPLAINER: How power and ideology define Xi's rise in China

Nov. 12, 2021 03:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping emerged from a party conclave this week not only more firmly ensconced in power than ever, but also with a stronger ideological and theoretical grasp on the ruling Communist Party’s past, present and future. That lays the groundwork for him to take...

Asian shares open higher after modest gains on Wall St

Nov. 11, 2021 20:40 PM EST

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after Wall Street benchmarks managed to close mostly higher. Stocks advanced in most major markets in early trading. In China, a major Communist Party meeting ended with a resolution setting the stage for...

Chinese leaders issue official history to elevate Xi

Nov. 11, 2021 09:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party on Thursday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to extend his rule next year, praising his role in the country's rise as an economic and strategic power and approving a political history that gives him status alongside the most...

China's Xi lays way for third term in power at party meeting

Nov. 08, 2021 03:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader Xi Jinping appears to be laying the foundation for a third term in power as top officials of the all-powerful Communist Party meet this week in Beijing. The official Xinhua News Agency said president and party General Secretary Xi issued a...

Tennis star accuses China ex-vice premier of sexual assault

Nov. 04, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have squelched virtually all online discussion of sexual assault accusations apparently made by a Chinese professional tennis star against a former top government official, showing how sensitive the ruling Communist Party is to such charges. ...

China's advice to stockpile sparks speculation of Taiwan war

Nov. 04, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A seemingly innocuous government recommendation for Chinese people to store necessities for an emergency quickly sparked scattered instances of panic-buying and online speculation: Is China going to war with Taiwan? The answer is probably not — most...

Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

Oct. 22, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic soup...