This week's round-up of Good Reads includes the 'glass ceiling' superpower China faces, optimism about the long-term prospects for the US economy, a look at charitable giving in the US, and tales of growing up in New York City.
While neither Beijing nor Washington want to see North Korea's belligerence explode into actual conflict, Beijing is not willing to push Pyongyang too hard for fear of toppling the regime.
Be polite even though I'm super rich and busy? Sara Jane Ho puts China's very important people to a global test.
As President Xi Jinping and his wife tour Africa, China’s fashion world is scrutinizing Peng Liyuan's wardrobe - and Chinese stock markets are keeping a close eye, too.
Vietnam accused China of firing on a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands, something China denies. China claims territorial rights over the entire South China Sea, but several nations dispute this.
Domestic workers in Hong Kong have long been treated a notch below other foreign workers, and are told that admission into the country can never be for the purposes of settlement.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a look at the complex Chinese-US relationship, a response to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In,' an acid attack linked to the Bolshoi Ballet, and a memoir about an ancestral home in Ireland.
China's announcement comes as Brazil, China, and India get ready to increase the clout of their economies with the creation of a new World Bank-type institution.
China criticizes US plans to bolster missile defenses in response to provocations by North Korea, saying they would only intensify antagonism.
China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang addressed the foreign and domestic press for the first time today in an event carried live on national TV.
Skepticism about the effect of the North's dismissal of a cease-fire is grounded in past experience.
More than 2,800 pig carcasses were discovered in the Huangpu River, which feeds Shanghai taps. Rivers are apparently a popular repository for swine that die of disease.
As global warming pushes back the Arctic Sea ice, uncovering new natural-resource deposits, China is looking to establish its presence in the north.