Schools closed Tuesday in the Chinese capital as authorities issued their first ever 'red alert' over high levels of particles in the air.
For years, China has promoted a cross-border railroad system that would link its southwest provinces to mainland Southeast Asia. So far, progress has been halting and prone to political risk.
Seoul scholar Park Yu-ha bucked a sensitive national narrative on Japanese exploitation of Korean women. Defamation can be a criminal offence in South Korea.
Negotiators in Paris say it's essential to safeguard tropical forests in order to curb carbon emissions. Indonesia ranks among the top five emitters because of its errant forestry practices.
Japanese authorities are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies found drifting in waters off Japan.
An analysis of AirAsia Flight 8501's data recorder showed the rudder control system had sent repeated warnings to the pilots before the Airbus 320 crashed last December.
For three years President Xi's priority has been to restore the heart and soul of China's ruling party. Is that goal now causing harm to its economy?
Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China.
In a region imbued with the Confucian ideals of filial respect and saving face, the toughest battles are within families.
China is dramatically increasing its share of renewable energy sources. But whether renewables will meet the 2030 targets is questionable.
On Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. the family of a local activist got a call from Guangzhou Detention Facility No. 3 with news of his death. Lawyers examining Zhang's body say he was tortured.
But as Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party prepare to govern, divisive Buddhist nationalists and older military forces remain potent.
Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party may have won Myanmar's election. But how will Suu Kyi carry out her political duties without losing her role as the country's moral authority?
China has lifted 500 million people out of poverty in 40 years and its leaders are promoting a 'Chinese dream' of glory. But for many ordinary Chinese that dream is personal.
About 70,000 people marched through Seoul to South Korean capital's City Hall Saturday to protest a wide range of grievances against conservative President Park Geun-hye and her government.
The US – which was booted from the naval base in 1992 – is being seen in a new light here as China continues to claim large swaths of the South China Sea.
Despite the stunning electoral landslide of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, it is still unclear how much clout the military will exert.
Unofficial results point to a landslide for the National League for Democracy in Sunday's election, the first democratic vote since 1990.
The NLD said it had won 44 of the 45 lower house seats and all 12 of the upper house seats from the party stronghold of Yangon.
China has at least 13 million 'nonpersons,' second or third children born illegally in the past 40 years, who have no papers and no rights.
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