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2 years 5 months ago

Chinese activist leaves U.S. embassy

BEIJING (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy on his own accord and in keeping with U.S. values. After speaking with Chen by phone on his way to a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, Clinton said in a...

3 years 11 months ago

Chinese dissident wins Nobel Peace Prize

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." The Nobel Committee says it has long believed that there is a close connection between human rights and peace. The award is likely to...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Chinese mountain rescue team visits Colorado

Members of a Chinese rescue team that helped recover the bodies of three American climbers last year trained with their counterparts in Colorado this week. The Sichuan Mountaineering Association helped recover the bodies of Micah Dash and Jonny Copp of Boulder and Wade Johnson of Minnesota. Eight members of...

4 years 1 month ago

7 tourists killed on hijacked bus

A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with officials saying at least seven Chinese tourists were dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who seized their vehicle in a bid to get his job back. At least six captives survived, four of whom were...

4 years 3 months ago

Organization banned from inspecting Chinese produce

The Agriculture Department has banned a leading American inspector of organic foods in China because of conflicts of interest. The Organic Crop Improvement Association of Nebraska used Chinese government employees to inspect farms and food processing facilities that are state-controlled. Some of the products inspected by the association were...

4 years 4 months ago

Hawaii to make eating shark fins illegal

The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out of town VIPs since Vienna Hou's Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago. But Kirin Restaurant customers won't be dining in that style starting July 1, 2011, when Hawaii becomes the first state in...

5 years 3 days ago

Stinky blue-green algae blamed for dog deaths

Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people. Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and...

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