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June 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
About 20 gunmen burst into a construction site in Afghanistan, killing 11 Chinese workers and wounding five, the New China News Agency said. The attack on a Chinese aid project in northern Kunduz province occurred two days after about 100 Chinese workers arrived at the site. Security guards exchanged fire with the assailants, the agency said. It didn't say whether any of the assailants were hit.
Most of the population of modern China--one-fifth of all the people living today--owes its genetic origins to Africa, an international scientific team said today in research that undercuts any claim that modern humans may have originated independently in China.
June 29, 1989
Volkswagen of America says a Chinese company has tentatively agreed to buy the remaining equipment at its closed Westmoreland County assembly plant for an undisclosed price. VW officials said the purchase agreement with First Automobile Workers of Changchun, China, calls for the equipment to begin being removed in about four months and shipped to China.
Sixteen Chinese men and teenage boys were discovered Saturday morning in a cargo container at the Port of Long Beach, immigration authorities said. The men were in "relatively good condition," said Tom Graber, area port director for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The INS arrested all 16 stowaways, two of whom said they were minors. They are being held at the INS processing center on Terminal Island. The stowaways were found before 11 a.m.
April 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Three young Chinese women were freed from a Sunset District home where they allegedly were forced to do domestic labor and live in the basement with no contact with the outside world, authorities said Friday. John Majka, chief investigator for the San Francisco district attorney's office, said the women appeared healthy and in good spirits when FBI and immigration officials took them from the modest 22nd Avenue flat where they had been living. A preliminary investigation indicated that the women, ages 14, 19 and 20, had been recruited in China to study dance at a fictitious school called the San Francisco College of Music and Theater Arts and live in dormitories, Majka said.
October 3, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
A New York company's plan to import thousands of Chinese peasants as temporary farm workers in California and other states under the 1986 immigration law has drawn fire from Asian-American leaders, union officials and the Labor Department.
August 13, 2003 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
There is no denying that Chinese immigrants have transformed the San Gabriel Valley. The interesting question now is: Which Chinese? Long considered a landing pad for arrivals from Hong Kong and Taiwan, the valley is now being shaped more by a mainland Chinese diaspora. Some residents even suggest that Monterey Park shed its unofficial title of "Little Taipei" in favor of "Little Beijing" or "Little Shanghai."
June 25, 1994
Three Chinese nationals were indicted Friday for conspiracy in a plot to kidnap a Chinese tourist who was visiting the Southland. Carl F. Zhang, 31, John F. Zhang, 24, and Mary Wang, 30, conspired to abduct Zhou Xing Ping, a Chinese businessman touring the United States, and force him to leave California, according to the U.S. attorney's office. On Oct. 13, 1993, the Zhang brothers forced Zhou from his Rosemead hotel, handcuffed and hit him on the head as they threw him to the floor of a car.
March 5, 1999
A fracas this week between Iraqi and Chinese prisoners at the sheriff's Mira Loma jail has raised the ire of a London-based Iraqi group. A sheriff's spokesman said the Iraqi and Chinese inmates--who are prisoners of the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service--engaged in a one-minute fight Wednesday about access to telephones in the barracks.
June 1, 1989 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
Remember Madame Wu? The elegant Madame Wu, who stood like a Chinese icon in her jade silk Mandarin dress greeting customers in the atrium of her Madame Wu's Garden, where a magnificent stone waterfall gushed resounding cries of welcome. After 29 years you'd think that something would slip, but not so. The waterfall still has a lively gush, the free-standing handsome Chinese pagoda-style architecture designed by Guy Moore in the '60s can still be appreciated for its period beauty, and Madame Wu, youthful in appearance though in her 70s, still makes you feel as if you've arrived at a state banquet attended by royalty.
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