As President Obama meets Chinese leaders and conducts youth forums, activists call on the US to take a tougher line with China on human rights.
Japan has offered $5 billion in nonmilitary aid to Afghanistan as it ends refueling mission for US forces. Some say that's more in line with Japan's pacifist Constitution – others see a copout.
South Korea accused North Korea of entering its waters and ignoring warning shots, charges the North denies.
Burma (Myanmar) should take steps toward reform such as allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to enter 2010 elections, says US diplomat after a rare visit.
Indonesian protesters rallied Tuesday against the arrest of two senior anticorruption officials. Many say police fabricated charges to stymie the increasingly effective agency.
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has said that hydrogen-fueled cars will not be pratical for a decade. But researchers at Hyundai-Kia Motors in South Korea say they're on course to make them in six years.
Some 80 percent of its $38 billion economic stimulus package is for clean technology. But environmentalists say half the money is 'greenwash.'
Australian Prime Minister Rudd faces twin crises as he weighs how to handle Sri Lankan Tamil refugees picked up at sea by Australian and Indonesian ships and taken to Indonesian ports. The "boat people" are refusing to disembark.
The North Korean leader may be using look-alikes to hide his poor health. One analyst says that when President Clinton visited in August, he met with an actor, not Kim Jong-il.
China's second-ranking PLA officer is visiting the US this week as the two powers try to put relations on a more cordial footing. But mutual suspicion is likely to remain strong as China expands its naval presence in the Pacific.
Seoul, South Korea, is touting its 'new paradigm' for a women-friendly city that improves life from the workplace to the washroom and makes Seoul the happiest place in the world. Some women are skeptical.
In a country where gold and jade have traditionally signaled love, more young Chinese couples now fancy diamonds. China is overtaking Japan as the world's second-largest consumer of the precious stone.
Hwang Woo-suk, a South Korean scientist whose cloning 'breakthroughs' were exposed as frauds, received a suspended two-year jail sentence Monday.
But questions over a US role in any economic grouping and rivalry between China and Japan may thwart a rapid rollout of either plan.
India and China's climate-change pact, signed Wednesday, will boost developing nations' bargaining power at the critical Copenhagen talks in December.
Secretary of Defense Gates reassured jittery South Korea of firm US commitment to deterring North's conventional forces and confronting its nuclear threat.
North Korea, in a sign of a thaw, allowed famliies split by the border to visit each other at a North Korean site in September.
China offered to help India's archrival, Pakistan, develop a territory claimed by India. India invited the Dalai Lama, a top irritant to China, to visit a state claimed by China.
American Christopher Savoie was arrested Sept. 28 in Japan after trying to get his children back from his ex-wife. The case has underscored widely different views in the US and Japan of parental rights and child-rearing.
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon presided as some 10,000 couples wed or renewed their vows. His youngest son is preparing to take the helm amid thinning ranks.