Travel

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep 22, 2018

Hong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but which also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Sep 17, 2018

Mangkhut has weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moves deeper into southern China, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines

The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Sep 17, 2018

Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

21 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

Sep 8, 2018

Officials say 21 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island

Thai cave boys feted by prime minister in trip to capital

Sep 6, 2018

It was show time Thursday for the 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach who were trapped for almost three weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand as they spoke at a public exhibition in one of Bangkok's largest malls

US 'deeply concerned' after China denies US reporter visa

Aug 24, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it's deeply concerned"about Chinese government restrictions on foreign and domestic journalists after authorities refused to issue a new visa for an American correspondent for BuzzFeed News

2-day memorial ends for Chinese victims of Thai boat tragedy

Aug 23, 2018

A two-day memorial observance in Thailand for a group of 47 Chinese visitors who died when their tour boat sank in bad weather has concluded with a candlelight ceremony

Thailand holds ceremony in honor of 47 Chinese boat victims

Aug 22, 2018

Thailand holds religious ceremony in honor of 47 Chinese tourists who died last month when their boat sank in rough weather off the resort island of Phuket

Quakes cut power, topple homes on Indonesia island; 3 dead

Aug 20, 2018

Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least 3 people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a earlier temblor that killed hundreds

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