Articles by Audra Ang



China Puts Limits on Executions

  • 01 November 06
  • The Associated Press
China's legislature on Tuesday approved a change in the death penalty law to allow only the country's highest court to approve death sentences, state media said.

Karimov Finds Friends in Beijing

  • 26 May 05
  • The Associated Press
Uzbek President Islam Karimov on Wednesday made his first trip abroad since a bloody crackdown on protesters, arriving in China one day after it voiced support for him.

China Imposes Martial Law After Ethnic Riots

  • 02 November 04
  • The Associated Press
Thousands of police on Monday were guarding a country road outside a village in central China where eyewitnesses said rioting between hundreds of members of the Han ethnic majority and Hui Muslims killed at least seven people.

Report: China May Invest Up to $12Bln

  • 22 September 04
  • The Associated Press
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will discuss possible Chinese plans to invest up to $12 billion in Russian energy industries during a visit to Moscow this week, a Hong Kong newspaper with close ties to Beijing said Tuesday.

Sober Reports on World AIDS Day

  • 02 December 03
  • The Associated Press
Activists and health workers walked, ran, taught and rallied Monday to mark World AIDS day, drumming up support for the continuing battle against a still-incurable disease that ravaged a record number of people in 2003.

U.S., North Korea Hold Direct Nuclear Talks

  • 28 August 03
  • The Associated Press
The United States and North Korea held direct talks in a formal diplomatic setting for the first time in months Wednesday, meeting for 30 minutes on the sideline of a six-nation summit designed to resolve the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Chinese Own Up to Submarine Disaster

  • 05 May 03
  • The Associated Press
In a rare disclosure, China told its public Saturday that a submarine accident killed 70 sailors -- but it gave few details of a disaster that could test official promises to make the government more open and accountable.

Chinese Congress Selects New Leadership

  • 15 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Facing an era of galloping change, China's Communists stepped into a new age Thursday, sending President Jiang Zemin toward retirement, pushing a younger generation of leaders forward and changing their mission to welcome the emerging capitalist class.