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  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

    Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago....
  • AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'

    A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated...
  • Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs

    Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community. The group, which has cultural ties to Turkey, has complained of cultural and religious suppression under Chinese rule. The...
  • New visa rule to benefit South Asian immigrants

      New visa rule to benefit South Asian immigrants
    Suhas Khamgaonkar has worked around the world — in her native India as a flight attendant, in Taiwan as a copywriter and in Australia as a banker. But almost 10 years ago, when her husband was sponsored by a corporation to work in the United...
  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Friday he hopes...
  • Sushi pioneer Noritoshi Kanai is ambassador of Japanese values, traditions

    Sushi pioneer Noritoshi Kanai is ambassador of Japanese values, traditions
    The gig: Noritoshi Kanai, 92, is chairman of Mutual Trading Co., a distributor of Japanese foods and restaurant supplies based in downtown L.A.'s Little Tokyo. But more famously, Kanai is widely credited with introducing sushi to the U.S. more than 50...
  • Young Chinese artists have a lot to say

    Young Chinese artists have a lot to say
    Art is big money and big business in China. The most populous nation on Earth has rapidly emerged as the second-largest art market in the world. Hundreds of galleries and museums have sprouted up in the past decade. International collectors and...
  • New citizens being sworn in at 3 upstate New York locations

    Several dozen people will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during naturalization ceremonies being held on the Fourth of July at three upstate New York locations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says more than 70 people will take...
  • Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

    A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. Riding the Shinkansen feels like being in an airplane: at 300 kilometers (186...
  • China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

    A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China's far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang early Friday. Earlier...
  • Saudis jail Pakistani who allegedly criticized Yemen airstrikes

    Saudis jail Pakistani who allegedly criticized Yemen airstrikes
    A controversial Pakistani commentator has been jailed in Saudi Arabia and reportedly sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the Saudi government while on a religious pilgrimage. Saudi authorities have so far denied consular access...