Amid allegations of corruption and a drop in popularity, the party that has been in power for five decades tries to shore up support.
Many factory workers in export-heavy economies like Thailand's have lost their jobs. With agricultural demand also down, farming has become a less reliable Plan B.
After a scandal highlighting rampant plagiarism, the government tries to rein it in – and a new generation of teachers trained abroad could help.
Parents of a soldier say they pressed charges to prevent future abuses. The suicide rate has risen as the forces' role has expanded.
A bill to provide contraception is the first to reach House debate in this largely Roman Catholic country.
A resort in hilly Hebei Province, northwest of Beijing, offers unexpectedly long and enjoyable runs – not to mention a Swiss chalet hung with Chinese lanterns.
A Beijing firm known for defending famous activists is told to close. Attorneys elsewhere have been detained or tried.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her trip to Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and China on Sunday. Her aim was to reenergize key ties to the region.
Legal efforts to retrieve two bronzes looted by Western troops in 1860 may fail. Another option: let wealthy donors buy them back.
In South Korea, which she visited Thursday, fears persist that the US will move forward on ties even if the North resists verifying disablement of its weapons.
Insurgents attacked three government offices in a heavily fortified area Wednesday, a day before US envoy Holbrooke's visit.
Recent moves to possibly test a long-range missile may be aimed at grabbing US attention.
An examination of China's record in Geneva Monday will test the country's willingness to answer international criticism.
But winning credibility as an objective news source will be a hurdle, experts say.
A heavily blue-collar economy and the global financial crisis have made it tough for graduates, whose numbers have risen sharply.
This week, the Imperial Household Agency curtailed the emperor's activities amid rising evidence of stress in the royal household.
The global recession is shuttering manufacturers and pushing millions out of work or into lower wages.
Millions – many now jobless – pack the railways during the world's largest annual migration.
The North claimed to have weaponized plutonium and said its nuclear status would not change. But analysts see bid for attention.
The Communist Party speaks sharply – yet again – in a bid to curtail flourishing seasonal corruption.