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Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society

Sep. 08, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Mao pins worn by Chinese athletes may test Olympic rules

Aug. 03, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The image of Communist China's founding leader, Mao Zedong, made an unscheduled appearance at the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it is “looking into the matter.” The gesture — Mao pin badges worn by two Chinese...

China's ruling party grooms new members for its next century

Jul. 01, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

JINGGANGSHAN, China (AP) — Backs straight, heads high, three dozen Communist Party members in red neckties who hope for leadership posts belt out a poem by revolutionary leader Mao Zedong at a historic mountainside battle site in central China. “We stay upright even...

At Communist Party centenary, Xi says China won't be bullied

Jul. 01, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that anyone who tries to bully China “will face broken heads and bloodshed," in a defiant speech hailing the country's rise that elicited loud cheers from a carefully chosen crowd at a celebration of the centenary of the founding...

AP PHOTOS: Beijing, Hong Kong mark Communist Party centenary

Jul. 01, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Cannons roared, bands played and fighter jets soared overhead as thousands of carefully selected participants gathered in Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square Thursday for a ceremony marking the centenary of the ruling Communist Party. Meanwhile, Hong...

Hong Kong freedoms fade as security law muzzles dissent

Jun. 30, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is still China’s wealthiest, most capitalist city. Its vistas of skyscrapers and sea framed by dragon-backed emerald peaks are as stunning as ever. But a year after Beijing imposed a harsh national security law on the former British colony, the civil liberties...

AP PHOTOS: China's Communist Party marks centenary

Jun. 30, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party is marking its centenary with fireworks and fanfare. Since seizing power amid civil war in 1949, the party has undergone a tumultuous history, but president and party leader Xi Jinping is emphasizing the country’s rise...