| Dec 20, 2012
Richard Baum, a leading China expert at UCLA who founded a lively and influential Internet forum used by hundreds of scholars, diplomats, journalists and government officials to follow ideas and trends in contemporary Chinese politics, died Friday at...
| Sep 28, 2012
Herbert Lom, the actor who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies and was memorably reduced to eye-twitching madness dealing with Peter Sellers' imbecilic Inspector Clouseau, has died. He was 95.
Lom died Thursday in his sleep at his...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:01 PM
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,...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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 22, 2012
| 7:53 AM
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled southern Mexico, but officials in and around the capital reported no injuries or damage....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:23 PM
MEXICO CITY -- The slaying of a politician that contributed to the fraying of nerves in this troubled country as it prepares for a historic transfer of power had nothing to do with politics and was instead the work of an angry wife, prosecutors said...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:43 AM
China has cancelled a ceremony scheduled for this week to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan in anger over Tokyo’s claims on a disputed cluster of islets in the East China Sea....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:53 PM
Prosecutors in the border state of Sonora on Monday alleged that Eduardo Castro Luque, a state deputy-elect, was slain by the man he had picked to take his place in office in case he died after the election....
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:03 PM
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...