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Chongqing (China)

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  • Unraveling a family history leads to Laurel war hero

    Unraveling a family history leads to Laurel war hero
    It started as idle chatter on the beach. My family was vacationing with old friends we've known since our Laurel High School days in the early 1970s, Richard and Denise Pond. Rich was talking about his father, Clayton Pond, an American Indian and World...
  • Chinese court rejects Bo Xilai's appeal, upholds life sentence

    Chinese court rejects Bo Xilai's appeal, upholds life sentence
    BEIJING --Bo Xilai’s last stand fizzled out without much fanfare Friday morning when a Chinese court turned down his appeal and upheld a life sentence for the once powerful Communist Party official, convicted last month of embezzlement, bribery...
  • China sentences Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption

    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...
  • Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'

    Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'
    Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept...
  • Slain businessman Neil Heywood's family seeks damages in China murder case

    BEIJING -- The survivors of a British businessman poisoned to death in the most sensational murder case in China in years have been trying to collect more than $1.6 million in civil damages, according to lawyers familiar with his case. Neil Heywood, 41,...
  • China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption

    BEIJING – Bo Xilai, the charismatic former Chinese Communist Party boss of Chongqing who was purged last year and whose wife was convicted of poisoning a British business associate, has been charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power,...
  • Chinese state media implicate fallen politician in murder scandal

     
    For the first time, Chinese state media appear to have implicated fallen Communist Party official Bo Xilai in the murder scandal that has gripped the country, reporting that he angrily rebuked the local police chief, Wang Lijun when told that Bo's wife,...
  • Former police chief in China gets 15-year sentence in scandal

     
    BEIJING – The Chinese police chief who fled to a U.S. consulate in February and set off a messy, sprawling political scandal involving murder was convicted Monday on charges of abuse of power, defection bribe-taking and “bending the law for...
  • Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama

    Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama
    JINAN, China -- In 1980, hundreds of millions of Chinese people gathered around communal televisions set up in schools and on basketball courts, mesmerized by the trial of Mao Tse-tung’s widow and members of the so-called Gang of Four who had led...
  • Beijing Independent Film Festival: A real cliffhanger

    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-...
  • Architect Zaha Hadid dealing with design piracy in China

    Architect Zaha Hadid dealing with design piracy in China
    When it comes to doing business in China, Hollywood is well acquainted with the perils of piracy. Now it appears that architects must also be wary of unlicensed copying while in that country. Architect Zaha Hadid is reportedly dealing with a pirated...
  • City may soon roll out China's first property tax

     
    Chongqing, a sprawling southwestern municipality in China about the size of Maine, may soon introduce the nation’s first property tax. The plan, which was reported in state media Sunday, would be aimed at high-end housing, seen as driving increasingly...