Though far more athletes competed at the Asian Games, India's Commonwealth Games were seen as an international debut similar to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The newest WikiLeaks release comprises 251,287 cables from more than 250 United States embassies around the world, including thousands classified "Secret." With historical cables dating back to the 1960s, the trove is seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs," making it the world's largest classified information release. The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El País, the Guardian, and Le Monde had early access to the logs. According to their analysis of the myriad issues discussed in the cables, these five are among the most striking revelations.
By some counts, at least half the foreigners living in the Chinese trade hub of Guangzhou are Africans. Many face hassles ranging from visa expiration to police raids.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who is imprisoned in China, is unlikely to be released to attend this year's prize ceremony in Oslo.
The China miner rescue was good news for a coal mining industry that is still the world's deadliest despite impressive safety improvements in recent years.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Dec. 10 won't only be missing its honoree, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is under house arrest in China. The number of countries that have declined invitations to attend has risen from six to 19 in the past two months. Nobel committee members suspect that has something to do with China's "you're either with us or against us" tone urging other nations to join its boycott of the Oslo ceremony. Beijing boasted Tuesday that most countries would stay away from attending the ceremony. In fact, only the 65 countries with embassies in Norway were invited, and 44 of those had accepted, according to the Nobel Prize Committee. Who's standing with China? Here's a list. (click on the blue circle in the upper right corner of this page to move through the slides)
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his family are not expected to be allowed to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. But China's opposition to the award has brought even more attention to it, some say.
China's recent aggressive behavior over disputed islands spurred Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan to turn his back on earlier efforts to rebalance ties with China and the United States.
Building disasters in Shanghai and Delhi have killed more than 100 people this week, highlighting unregulated growth in Asia’s economic powerhouses.
Obama's stops in India and Indonesia balanced security with economic pressures. But back-to-back global summits in Japan and South Korea underscored the administration’s weaker hand with China.
The G20 summit in Seoul failed to deliver any agreement on cutting global 'currency imbalances' but hands more economic influence to emerging-market countries.
A Chinese city offered its residents small change for picking up cigarette butts – but residents did this so assiduously that the city has had to backtrack.
China will drive rising energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions over the next 25 years, says Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency. But it will also lead the way in new sources of renewable energy.
As world leaders gather in Seoul for their first G20 meeting in Asia, some economists argue that the push for stronger Asian currencies – particularly the Chinese yuan – will spur productivity gains.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently placed under house arrest, called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of human rights during his trip this week to Beijing.
A Foreign Ministry official told the Monitor that a meeting in Brussels will center on whether it is appropriate to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring jailed laureate Liu Xiaobo, and, if so, who exactly should go.
China and other leading nations say they view the Fed’s move to buy up $600 billion in US Treasury bonds, on top of earlier purchases, as timed to put them on the defensive at the G20 summit in Seoul.
Ai Weiwei, one of China's best-known artists who has become an increasingly vocal critic of the Chinese government, was about to leave for his Shanghai studio.
Foreign policy is typically the executive branch’s domain because that is the branch that decides who the US negotiates with and what gets offered in those negotiations. However, Tuesday’s Republican victory, particularly the GOP takeover of the House and leadership of some key committees, has the ability to affect the US's dialogue, and in some cases policy, on a few key US relationships with other countries.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on a four-day visit to China, has not urged the release of Liu Xiaobo, this year's Nobel Peace Prizewinner. Rights groups are highly critical of his general silence on human rights.
China's once-a-decade census is complicated by a new reluctance to divulge information or expose violations of the one-child policy. A booming migrant population also poses problems.
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are making trips to India and the region in the coming weeks, with an eye toward strengthening alliances to counterbalance China.
Since Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize three weeks ago, dozens of his supporters have disappeared, been subjected to police surveillance, or been put under house arrest.
The Asian space race is moving along slowly, but steadily – and China is in the lead, with technology that could give it a military advantage over the US.
Tuesday's cyber attack on the Nobel Peace Prize website came less than three weeks after Norway awarded the prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao.