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Glass Walkway Over China Canyon Cracks With Tourists On It

A glass walkway that hugs a cliff above a scenic canyon in central China was closed after cracks developed while dozens of tourists were walking on the newly built structure.

China Orders Heightened Safety After Deadly Stampede

Feb 16
China has ordered stepped-up safety measures over the Lunar New Year travel rush in the wake of terrorist threats and a December stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people.

Chinese Activists Hope Victory Signal End to Gay Conversion

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 21
In the first ruling of its kind in China, a Beijing court said on Friday that a psychiatric counseling center was in the wrong when it attempted to cure a 30-year-old man of homosexuality with a mix of hypnosis and electric shocks.

Sexologist's Revelation Spurs Discussion in China

INTERNATIONAL | By Didi Tang | Dec 20
A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.

China Cans Beijing Independent Film Fest

MOVIES | By Didi Tang | Aug 23
Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for critical voices.

Strong Quake Kills at Least 150 in Southern China

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province has killed at least 150 people and injured more than 1,400.

Chinese Man Brings Gay Conversion Therapy Lawsuit

INTERNATIONAL | By Louis Watt | Jul 31
A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

Hong Kong Won’t Let Gay Couples Marry at British Consulate

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 9
Hong Kong’s government said this week it would not allow same-sex couples to marry in the city’s British consulate.

Gay Man Sues Hypnosis Clinic For Trying to Turn Him Straight

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | May 16
For the first time ever, a Beijing court has agreed to hear the case of a gay man who is suing a Chinese clinic after doctors tried to turn him straight during hypnosis.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

INTERNATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Apr 6
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

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