Articles by Christopher Bodeen

Hu Addresses 5-Year Party Congress

  • 16 October 07
  • The Associated Press
Chinese leader Hu Jintao pledged to make Communist rule more inclusive and better spread the fruits of China's economic boom, in an address Monday to a party congress that offered a key test of his authority.

U.S., N. Korea Unfreeze Funds

  • 20 March 07
  • The Associated Press
BEIJING -- The United States and North Korea have resolved a dispute over $25 million in frozen North Korean funds, clearing the way for progress in dismantling the North's nuclear programs, U.S. officials said Monday.

China Moves Toward Property Reforms

  • 12 March 07
  • The Associated Press
China's top legislator Sunday urged passage of a milestone law to protect private property, saying it was in tune with changes to Communist Party policy and China's evolving economic and social conditions.

Saddam Hussein Sentenced to Hang

  • 07 November 06
  • The Associated Press
Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced Sunday to hang for crimes against humanity in the 1982 killings of 148 people in a single town, as the ousted leader, trembling and defiant, shouted ""God is great!""

Google Censors Itself in Its Chinese Version

  • 26 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Google launched a search engine in China on Wednesday that censors material about human rights, Tibet and other topics sensitive to Beijing --- defending the move as a trade-off granting Chinese greater access to other information.

Troops Start Final Stage of Exercises

  • 24 August 05
  • The Associated Press
Nearly 9,000 Russian and Chinese troops began a mock assault on the beaches of northern China on Tuesday for the final stage of unprecedented joint war games between the two former Cold War rivals.

Blast Aid Arriving in North Korea

  • 26 April 04
  • The Associated Press
Food, tents and other emergency aid from China arrived Sunday in North Korea to help it recover from a devastating train explosion that killed more than 160 people -- nearly half of them children in a school torn apart by the blast -- and left thousands homeless.

Christmas in China: Christ-Free Commercialism

  • 24 December 03
  • The Associated Press
The Christmas carol ""Deck the Halls"" blares over the speakers of the warehouse store as the toddler lunges for a plastic Santa.

First Chinese in Space 'Feeling Very Good'

  • 16 October 03
  • The Associated Press
China's first astronaut took to orbit Wednesday with the hopes of a nation behind him, promising to do a good job and telling his family hundreds of kilometers below that the view from space was ""extremely splendid.""

Shanghai Six Set Sights on Terror

  • 24 September 03
  • The Associated Press
Prime ministers from China, Russia and four Central Asian nations agreed Tuesday to increased security cooperation and closer trade ties across their seven-year-old regional grouping.

Chinese GDP Soars by 8.2%

  • 21 July 03
  • The Associated Press
China's economy grew by 8.2 percent in the first half of this year despite the SARS outbreak, which hurt airlines and other service businesses, the government announced late last week.

WHO Says Beijing Is Safe for Travel

  • 25 June 03
  • The Associated Press
The World Health Organization lifted its travel warning against Beijing on Tuesday, giving a clean bill of health to the capital of the nation where the SARS outbreak began.

Experts: Virus Not China's Chernobyl

  • 08 May 03
  • The Associated Press
China's handling of the SARS virus has generated public outrage and laid bare the weaknesses of its communist system.

Shanghai's Historical Museum Keeps Communist Values Alive

  • 06 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Surrounded by staples of global capitalism like McDonald's and Benetton, a shrine to China's enduring faith in communism still stands -- and still thrives.

Portals to Censor Internet for China

  • 16 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Internet portals in China have signed a voluntary pledge to purge the web of content that China's Communist government deems subversive.

Coca-Cola Goes After North Koreans

'Satisfied' Boeing Makes Cargo Sales

Taipei Denies Airline Told to Shun Boeing

Taiwan's President Picks New Premier

Asylum Seeker Commandeers Taiwan Flight

'Chinese Taipei' Plays To Olympic Anthem