Bank loans and state-led investment have reenergized the economy, and people feel more secure about their jobs. But the government has boosted spending so fast that economists are warning of stock and real-estate bubbles.
Authorities blocked an Afghan plane from landing Sunday in Xinjiang, a predominantly Uighur region. They cited a bomb threat, but none was found.
Villagers were being ferried to safety Wednesday, though heavy rains disrupted rescue efforts. A three-man crew died Tuesday when their helicopter crashed.
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A court in Burma (Myanmar) sentenced the opposition leader to 18 more months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. The trial was widely viewed as a sham.
Two earthquakes – in Japan and the Indian Ocean – added to the punishing weather striking East Asia.