| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:59 AM
JINAN, China -- A combative Bo Xilai came out swinging in the opening of his long-awaited trial, denying that he had accepted $4 million in bribes, claiming that witnesses lied and that money and gifts worth millions went only to his wife.
| 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-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Abroad, what is happening in Washington remains to most a mystery of very little interest. It is back pages stuff. If the American government ceases to function because the Republican majority in the House of Representatives refuses to pass a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
FUPING, China — A statue of the father of the nation's leader — 60 tons of granite — serves as the centerpiece of a square flanked by cypress trees.
People approach along a long walkway and bow in the direction of his seated figure....
| May 27, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
No escaping the conundrum of Syria's war
Monday-Tuesday, June 3-4 – Russian and European leaders face an agenda packed with economic and political issues at their two-day summit in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg. But as with most...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:40 PM
The Times' Beirut bureau chief, Patrick J. McDonnell, is currently in Syria, where he has been reporting on the mood in Damascus after two years of grinding conflict.
As he reported in Friday's paper, "The thud of military artillery rounds still...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
BEIRUT -- Syria said Tuesday that its forces had destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into Syrian territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an account disputed by Israel, which said that shots were fired at a patrol inside Israeli-controlled...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:30 AM
President Obama is to meet with President Xi Jinping in California next month, their first meeting since the Chinese leader took office in March.
The meeting is scheduled for June 7-8 at Sunnylands, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate in Rancho...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2013
Chinese president: In the June 7 LATExtra section, an article about members of the Southern California Chinese community hoping to catch a glimpse of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping referred to Carson Zhang's strong ties to the Chinese consulate,...