This week's round-up of Good Reads includes China's desire to become the world's main superpower, Edward Snowden's confessional video, the ease of making cyberweapons, eradicating global poverty, and the demise of Norwegian fishermen.
The simmering conflict in China's western province of Xinjiang boiled over again Wednesday, with state media reporting 27 people died in the latest violence to hit the largely Muslim region.
Nothing goes unregulated in China. Even China’s ‘one child policy’ has a little known canine equivalent: Only one dog per household in cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
The NSA leaker is traveling to Moscow en route to a third country. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told journalists Sunday that he knows nothing of Snowden's travel plans.
The case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden was one that neither Hong Kong nor Beijing wanted to get involved in. With a stalling maneuver, Hong Kong let Mr. Snowden flee US extradition.
A Chinese astronaut gave China its first physics lesson by video from space today, a required lesson for middle schools across the country.
US recyclers are nervous about losing their largest market after China began enforcing new environmental laws this year.
Shortages of raw material for recyclers is driving prices up and sending suppliers to the black market.
International scrap dealers educate our reporter on the language of our leftovers.
About 50 percent say the NSA whistle-blower should not be surrendered, 17.6 percent said he should be turned over, and a third aren't sure yet, according to poll published today.
Edward Snowden says the US spies on China and Hong Kong. A surprise to no one. That's practically the whole point of funding spy agencies.
The Chinese media have been particularly interesting to watch, given Edward Snowden’s decision to seek refuge in Hong Kong and China’s own history of state surveillance.
North Korea's refusal to take South Korea's phone calls has dashed hopes for proposed peace talks.
Some hope that it could be.
Relations between the North and the South have been more strained than usual lately, but an agreement to discuss reopening a joint factory venture could shift the mood in the region.
More than two decades on, some young people don't even know the significance of the day the Chinese police ended a massive student protest, killing hundreds, perhaps thousands of young people.