| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:28 AM
Ten thoughts about matters Olympic:
1. The 1984 Los Angeles Games may have saved the OIympics, but you would never know that from the International Olympic Committee’s indifference to the recent 30th anniversary of those Summer Olympics....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:30 AM
BEIJING — The Beijing Independent Film Festival has a long history of absurd run-ins with the Chinese authorities, but this year's edition opened in such a Kafka-esque manner it could have been penned by an indie scriptwriter.
It began in mid-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem — Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political.
Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:15 AM
BEIJING -- Spreading rumors on the Internet could get you three years in prison in China, with the penalties rising if the rumor is reposted more than 500 times or viewed by more than 5,000 people.
So says a judicial interpretation issued Monday by...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:18 PM
BEIJING — Bo Xilai, at one time the most potent challenger to the current Chinese Communist Party leadership, was sentenced Sunday to life in prison for corruption.
The unexpectedly harsh sentence is likely to be interpreted as a sign of just...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:57 AM
BEIJING -- Splashed across the front pages, there is China’s president, Xi Jinping, resplendent as he strolls with his photogenic first lady down the red carpet welcoming him in Malaysia.
There Xi is again in Jakarta — the first foreign...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:11 AM
BEIJING--It could hardly have been a more audacious attack or one that was aimed more directly at the bull's-eye that is the spiritual heart of China.
At 12:05 p.m. Monday, a white sport utility vehicle entered a sidewalk and drove nearly 500 yards,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead.
Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:30 AM
BEIJING -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might be leaving office at the end of next month, but he nonetheless got a personal audience Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The meeting came in advance of Xi’s scheduled trip to...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Chen Xitong, a former mayor of Beijing who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, died at 82 on Sunday, two days before the 24th anniversary of the bloody quelling of the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...