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Two Charged in USC Shootings

Two men have been charged with the recent murders of two Chinese students in Los Angeles, and could face the death penalty. The case stirred up resentment of China’s growing income inequality when early reports falsely...

Two Chinese Students Shot Dead in LA

Ming Qu and Ying Wu, two graduate students studying electrical engineering at USC, were killed today in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Reuters reports: Two international students from China were shot dead on Wednesday...

LA City Leaders Observe 'Chinese Massacre' Anniversary

Los Angeles city officials gathered on Sunday to mark the 140th anniversary of the city’s 1871 Chinese Massacre, in which 18 Chinese were killed by a 500-strong mob. From The Los Angeles Times: The convictions of seven men...

US Guard Accused of Trying to Pass Secrets to China

A former U.S. Marine has been charged with attempting to sell information to Chinese authorities while working as a security guard at an American consulate. From Reuters: Bryan Underwood, 31, was arrested in Los Angeles after...

Activists Fail To Stir Opposition To China’s New Year’s Float – David Pierson

For months, human rights activists in Los Angeles have been trying to drum up support for a boycott of the Beijing 2008 float scheduled to take part in the city’s famous New Year’s day Rose Parade. To no avail, according to the LA Times: The lukewarm response underscores the increasingly close relationship Southern California shares […]

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