A sold-out tour of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ended in Beijing last week. Meanwhile, a Chinese publishing house has nearly finished translating Shakespeare’s works into Mandarin – both signs of the English playwright's surging popularity in China.
Student protesters again defied police and surrounded official buildings to show it is the government and not the Hong Kong people they are targeting. Many parents are trying to get their kids off the front lines.
The pro-China Nationalist Party lost eight city and county elections Saturday, pointing to an electorate that is souring on Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou. Premier Jiang Yi-huah, the head of the Cabinet, resigned Saturday.