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Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University Of California Stepping Up Overseas Recruting To Lure Lucrative Out Of State Tuition

It’s estimated that non-resident students—from both foreign countries and other states in the U.S.—will make up one-fifth of all freshmen entering University of California campuses, this fall, and efforts to increase the number are underway.

08/11/2014

Bay Area resident Geng He at a news conference in San Francisco, California on August 7, 2014 following the release of her husband, Gao Zhisheng from a Chinese prison. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.

08/07/2014

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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Rocks East Timor

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck off East Timor Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No casualties or damage were immediately reported.

08/06/2014

Quake Victim

Strong Quake In Southern China Topples Thousands Of Homes, 367 Dead

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday,killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.

08/03/2014

An armored personnel carrier is in flames as students put in on fire 04 June 1998 near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. On the night of 03 and 04 June 1989. (TOMMY CHENG/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News Correspondent Steve Futterman Remembers Tiananmen Square Massacre 25 Years Later

It’s been 25 years since the Chinese Army used brute force to put down a massive protest at Tiananmen Square in Beijing where scores were killed as soldiers and tanks rolled though.

06/04/2014

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Real Estate Expert Says China Cash Is Driving Soaring San Francisco House Prices

More and more, home buyers are bringing a once-rare tactic to the negotiation — all-cash offers. In San Francisco, a lot of those buyers are coming from China.

06/01/2014

(Clockwise from top) Chinese military officials Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Gu Chunhui, and Heang Zhenyu have been indicted by the United States government for allegedly hacking into U.S. companies. (FBI)

US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area Ties

Never before has the U.S. Government publicly accused another country of a cyber-espionage. But that’s essentially what happened Monday morning when grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted five Chinese military hackers, following a report from a Bay Area cybersecurity firm.

05/19/2014

Jefferson Award: Jenny Bowen Changes Policy For 1 Million Chinese Orphans

Foreigners weren’t even allowed inside a Chinese government orphanage.

05/15/2014

A Chinese orphan. (CBS)

China Changes Policy For One Million Orphans After Berkeley Woman’s Perseverance

Orphans adopted from China often have emotional, and sometimes physical problems, but one Bay Area woman broke barriers in China to give those children much needed loving care.

05/12/2014

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