The former rebels plan to put all children in public schools by 2010, saying it will even the playing field.
Ahead of the G-20 summit on the financial crisis, many are eyeing Japan's huge foreign reserves. But Tokyo is reluctant to use them on struggling nations.
The money may not jump-start enough domestic spending, but signals to world leaders that China is engaged in resolving the global financial crisis.
Chen Shui-bian, once an anticorruption crusader, was detained Tuesday on charges that he embezzled millions of dollars in public funds.
Thousands gathered in support. But overall the group behind the 2002 attacks, Jemaah Islamiyah, poses a diminished threat today.
Beijing's envoy will also discuss financial links and present pandas in historic visit.
At country's only dedicated safe house, women learn to rebuild their lives after being tricked into sex slavery.
Claiming his efforts have failed, Tibet's spiritual leader said exiled Tibetans should determine the course of negotiations with Beijing.
An elite government agency is nabbing offenders in one of the world's most corrupt countries.
Melamine was found in eggs produced by China's largest egg producer.
In her boarding schools, Lily Munir teaches women and children that their religion supports gender equality.
Beijing hopes the policy will improve farming and free peasants to seek a better livelihood.
How one former Japanese executive built a network of senior volunteers to help their peers.
Its growth rate slowed to 9 percent in the third quarter as exports to the US and Europe start to slacken.
New traffic rules coincided with a 'blue sky day,' when the Air Quality Index drops below 100, but the cleaner air may simply be the result of autumn winds.
They'll be able to monitor the main nuclear complex, but not anywhere else.
Hong Kong is rising fast thanks to the growth of China. It passed New York as the biggest issuer of initial public offerings in 2006.
South Korean officials recall M&M's and Snickers, as China's production standards improve.
Judges increasingly are calling the shots in a tumultuous political situation. Are they playing fair?
Japanese-brand cheesecake and cookies in Australia are among the latest products found to have melamine. Tests in China have revealed 31 more cases of contamination, the state news agency reported Wednesday.