Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch

Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch

On Tuesday, officers of the People’s Armed Police, a state paramilitary organization, detonated explosives in the church’s underground sanctuary and destroyed the rest of the building, according to ChinaAid, an American watchdog group that monitors religious freedom in China. “The...
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A Blue Sky in Beijing? It’s Not a Fluke, Says Greenpeace

A Blue Sky in Beijing? It’s Not a Fluke, Says Greenpeace

Even so, pollution levels fell less precipitously or rose elsewhere, suggesting that a concerted effort last fall to shift heating to natural gas from coal may have simply shifted the harmful effects to regions far from the capital. In the...
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Chinese General Under Investigation, Joining a Line of Fallen Commanders

Chinese General Under Investigation, Joining a Line of Fallen Commanders

Photo Gen. Fang Fenghui, center, with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Beijing in August. Credit Thomas Peter/Reuters BEIJING — A senior Chinese general who won the national spotlight by overseeing a...
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Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

The governments of Uganda and Chad have denied the allegations, as has Mr. Gadio. If convicted, Mr. Ho could face more than a decade in prison. At a hearing in Federal District Court in Manhattan before Judge Katherine B. Forrest,...
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Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown.

Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown.

Now, the future seems less promising. The giants of multilevel marketing have come under a dual assault, from regulators here and in the United States. Photo An Amway presentation in Beijing. Direct selling has been legal in China since 2005,...
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Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

China abruptly surfaced charges of rape against yet another billionaire, Guo Wengui, after he sought political asylum in the United States, where he has been making sensational accusations about the Communist Party’s leadership. Mr. Guo’s case could become...
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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

For all the courtship, things never quite worked out. “There’s an interest on both sides of the dance, so some kind of product can be introduced,” said Kai-Fu Lee, the former head of Google in China who now runs a...
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Art Review: Chinese Landscapes at the Met: If Those Mountains Could Talk

Art Review: Chinese Landscapes at the Met: If Those Mountains Could Talk

And quite a scene it is. Cliffs soar skyward; torrents stream down. This is a nature as a theater of big, dwarfing effects. And it’s charged with a weird, creaturely energy. Trees claw the air like dragons. The rock the...
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Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

The pushback from Indonesia takes direct aim at Beijing’s claims within the so-called “nine-dash line,” which on Chinese maps delineates the vast area that China claims in the South China Sea. It also adds a new player to the volatile...
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North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China’s Path to Power

North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China’s Path to Power

Other major hurdles litter China’s path. The United States, despite signs of retreat in Asia under the Trump administration, remains the dominant military power. And India and Japan, China’s traditional rivals in the region, have made clear that they inten...
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U.S. Desire for North Korea Oil Cutoff Puts China in a Tight Spot

U.S. Desire for North Korea Oil Cutoff Puts China in a Tight Spot

Mr. Zhang said that if Mr. Trump agreed to a version of a strategy proposed by China to ease the crisis — a freeze of the North’s nuclear program in exchange for suspending joint United States-South Korean military exercises —...
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