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China defends 'anti-extremism' measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

8:58am EDT

BEIJING Vocational training is being used "to the greatest extent" in China's far-western Xinjiang region to ensure militant activities are "eliminated before they occur," a senior Communist Party official said.

China school sued by fired gay teacher in potential landmark case

Sep 28 2018

BEIJING A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired last month, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China's protection of minority groups.

China school sued by fired gay teacher in potential landmark case

Sep 28 2018

BEIJING, Sept 28 A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired last month, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China's protection of minority groups.

China demands U.S. 'dispel obstacles' to military ties and stop slander

Sep 27 2018

BEIJING China demanded the United States "dispel obstacles" to improving military ties and stop slandering it, amid growing tensions over trade, Taiwan, the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trump's claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election. | Video

From chatroom to courtroom: China's #MeToo movement takes legal turn

Sep 27 2018

BEIJING When a former intern at China's state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country's most recognizable television stars, her story ignited a social media firestorm in a country where a backlash against sexual harassment was growing.

'China's big mistake': Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

Sep 25 2018

BEIJING Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China's restive Xinjiang are traveling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation's new government will pressure its ally for their release.

UPDATE 4-China places top energy official, a senior Uighur, under investigation

Sep 21 2018

* Top Chinese energy official probed for 'discipline violations'

Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

Sep 13 2018

CARACAS/BEIJING Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 6-Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

Sep 13 2018

CARACAS/BEIJING, Sept 13 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.

Chinese activists renew push for same-sex marriage in their thousands

Sep 12 2018

BEIJING Chinese activists are rallying in their thousands to renew a push for same-sex marriage, making use of a rare window of opportunity to suggest revisions to a draft piece of legislation to include legal protections for the gay community.

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