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Scholars urge China to let academic return to Australia

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:36:15 GMT2017-03-30T11:36:15Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Dozens of scholars in Australia, the U.S., Britain and Hong Kong are urging Beijing to let a Sydney-based academic return home, warning that continued barring of his departure is raising concerns about the risks of conducting research in China....

China's Xi to meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago on April 6-7

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:31:52 GMT2017-03-30T10:31:52Z

BEIJING (AP) -- President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time on April 6-7 at Trump's Florida resort, China's foreign ministry announced Thursday, amid a range of pressing issues from trade, to North Korea and territorial claims in the South China Sea....

From poor eyesight to bad teeth, pandas' needs grow with age

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:01:42 GMT2017-03-30T10:01:42Z

DUJIANGYAN, China (AP) -- Failing eyesight, poor digestion, bad teeth, limbs no longer so limber: With captive giant pandas living longer than ever, the list of their physical and even emotional needs is growing....

Philippines says China wants to survey seas to its east

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:57:33 GMT2017-03-30T07:57:33Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines said Thursday that China wants to survey potentially resource-rich seas off the country's northeast coast but Manila will agree only if a Filipino scientist is allowed to observe....

China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:33:44 GMT2017-03-29T10:33:44Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society....