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BEIJING  | Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

BEIJING  — X-Men star Fan Bingbing’s Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China’s hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China’s best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan’s vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put … Continue reading BEIJING  | Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

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

HONG KONG — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing. Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning as it moved deeper into southern China, where rain and strong winds were expected … Continue reading HONG KONG | The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

BEIJING | X-Men’s Fan Bingbing off social media amid China tax rumors

BEIJING  — X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation. Fan, 36, usually maintains a prominent presence on China’s main microblogging service Weibo, where she has more than 62 million followers. However, her account hasn’t been updated since June 2, … Continue reading BEIJING | X-Men’s Fan Bingbing off social media amid China tax rumors

BEIJING | China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane’s cockpit window detached during a flight, forcing an emergency landing. Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633 was en route from Chongqing, China, to Lhasa, Tibet, on Monday morning when the cockpit window on the A319 jet broke off, according to the website of the Civil … Continue reading BEIJING | China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

HONG KONG/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday. Angela Gui told Radio Sweden, the English-language service of national broadcaster Sveriges Radio, that her father, Gui Minhai, was … Continue reading Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities