BEIJING -- One of Beijing's worst rounds of air
pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals
Monday, but this time something was different about the murky haze: the
government's transparency in talking about it.
HEFEI, China — The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai lured a British businessman to a hotel in the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, where she got him drunk and poisoned him, testimony revealed Thursday in one of China’s highest-profile murder trials.
BEIJING -- The U.S. and China forged the outlines of a deal Friday to end a diplomatic standoff over legal activist Chen Guangcheng that would let him travel to the U.S. with his family for a university fellowship.
XIANGNING, China -- Rescuers paddled the rafts with their hands in the dark, flooded mine shaft, letting out air so the inflatable vessels could squeeze through tight passages. From deep in the tunnel came the call: "Can you get me out of here?"