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China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment

Feb 23, 2018

Chinese authorities say they are prosecuting an insurance tycoon who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

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

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

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

Missing bookseller hits out at Sweden in arranged interview

Feb 10, 2018

A detained Swedish bookseller at the center of escalating row between Western governments and Beijing has accused Sweden of using him as a "chess piece" in an appearance arranged by Chinese police

China's January auto sales growth rebounds to 10.7 percent

Feb 9, 2018

China's auto sales growth rebounded in January to 10.7 percent over a year earlier, boosted by strong demand for SUVs

Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

Feb 8, 2018

A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, blurring views of the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists each year

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