Over 3,000 prisoners were released Tuesday, the latest in a series of gestures by a reformist government that has opened the doors to Western investment and political engagement. President Obama is due to attend a regional summit next month.
Ahead of a midnight deadline, Leung Chun-ying told students he would send a deputy to meet with them, but ruled out his resignation. Protesters have threatened to occupy government buildings in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous region of China.
Activist and legislator Martin Lee – hit by tear gas while protesting this week – speaks of his life as a leading pro-democracy intellectual who has long fought for greater freedom in his native city. He says Britain should speak up now.
Mass protests against Beijing's decision to limit choice in the 2017 election for Hong Kong chief executive show no sign of easing. Young people, who are driving the protests, are passing out supplies at makeshift logistic centers.
About 75 percent of high school seniors failed their final exam this year, the result of a crackdown on rampant cheating. Tests were held under strict conditions, part of a larger drive to fix Cambodia's education system.
China is the top oil investor in Iraq, and Islamic State leaders say they have Chinese recruits. But Beijing is reluctant to get involved due to limited military capability in the Middle East and mistrust of US intentions.
From neighbors jostling over disputed islands, to fishing boat clashes, and oil rig disputes, tensions are rising in the South and East China Seas. How well do you know what's happening in Asia's hotly contested waters?
After a knife attack by an alleged Islamic State sympathizer this week, and a massive anti-terror raid last week, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the balance between civil liberties and public safety may need to shift.
After the North backtracked on its promise to investigate within months the fate of Japanese abducted decades ago, an apparently impatient China said it would host a meeting next week between the two countries.
Ilham Tohti: A moderate advocate for China’s ethnic Uighur population was sentenced Tuesday, underscoring the degree to which Beijing is willing to crackdown on the group after multiple attacks this year.
Taiwan is finishing a project to map the disputed sea with high-resolution satellite imagery, generating an unusually detailed map and promoting Taiwan’s often overlooked maritime claims – which are as large as China's.
For the first time, a foreign actress will play a leading role in the popular morning TV spot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The show is based on a historic Scottish-Japanese couple, and promotes cross-cultural couples living in Japan today.