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Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

Feb 17, 2018

A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

4 killed, 5 injured in China Lunar New Year fireworks blast

Feb 16, 2018

Chinese authorities say 4 people have been killed and 5 injured in an explosion at a stall selling fireworks on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Feb 16, 2018

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year Friday

Asian shares track Wall St gains as inflation fears subside

Feb 15, 2018

Asian shares have posted solid gains that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investor worries about inflation receded

China appeals to Trump to avoid disrupting trade

Feb 14, 2018

China has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump to settle trade disputes over steel and aluminum after Trump said he would soon decide whether to impose tariffs or quotas

Chinese spokesman says no idea why US feels 'so insecure'

Feb 14, 2018

A Chinese spokesman says Beijing has no idea why the U.S. feels "so insecure," responding to an American government report singling out China as among the countries posing the greatest cyber threats to it

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's Lunar New Year

China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

China imposes anti-dumping measure amid trade tensions

Feb 13, 2018

China is requiring importers of a U.S. industrial chemical to post deposits in preparation for possible anti-dumping duties amid rising trade tension with Washington

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