A villager from western China, Qi Xuewu headed east in search of a better life, joining 140 million ambitious migrant workers.
For decades, China demonized foreigners and capitalists. Today, businesspeople worldwide jet here from to find profits and a warm welcome. Born in Beijing in 1949, Carl “Ke Lu” Crook has seen the best and worst of Chinese hospitality.
Chinese intellectuals like Prof. Hu Xingdou relish their widening freedom to publish their opinions. But many topics remain taboo, and offenders are still subject to "reeducation through labor."
Sidestepping 'patriotic' churches, Zhang Mingxuan actively promotes his faith – and pays the price in arrests and jailings.
Kang Xueji, a lifelong peasant, relies on remittances for half her income. Still, she’s glad to be rid of collective farms and sirens calling her to work.
The island nation seeks to carve out a bigger role in world affairs as a 'soft power.'
Largely untested, opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says his first priorities are fixing the economy and rescuing the tourist industry.
Three environmental models: Toyota's Prius factory, an electronics recycler, and a village that recycles 80 percent of its trash.
Lawmakers are to pick a new prime minister Monday – the third in four months, reflecting the country's polarized politics.
Japan is quietly emerging as a global trendsetter in pop culture, as well as in green technology and environmental practices.
Her latest novel won Japan's top prize for new fiction writers. Kawakami is one of an emerging group of young Japanese women writers.
Roman Catholic militiamen are gearing up for clashes with Muslim rebels again, more than 30 years after all-out communal war tore through the island of Mindanao.
Renewed violence on the island shows the challenge of wiping out militant groups for good.
Sony said Tuesday it will let 16,000 employees go – half of them from its temporary staff.
As Beijing talks stall, analysts say North Korea may be waiting for a gesture from Barack Obama once he assumes the presidency.
Residents say the gunman caught by Indian police comes from a village in Pakistan where Lashkar-e-Taiba has been recruiting young men for 'jihad.'
The global credit meltdown and Shanghai's slowing economy are chasing away big-time renters from the world's second-tallest building.
In this majority-Muslim Filipino city, a fight over roast pig sheds light on bigger hurdles Christians and Muslims here navigate.
Antigovernment protesters cheered Tuesday's verdict and agreed to end a week-long airport blockade.
Conservatives want to revise high-school texts that they say are dominated by a leftist outlook.