Beijing's successful evacuation of tens of thousands of Chinese from Libya has highlighted China’s growing role in North Africa and the Middle East.
Recent cases of arson highlight the issue of protection of South Korea's historic buildings – and the level of disconnect some see between many Koreans and their cultural heritage.
Lower export barriers are spurring trade and investment from China, but local producers now worry that a flood of cheap Chinese imports will put them out of business.
Bulgarian physicians release pigeons with national flags attached to them, during a protest in Sofia. Physicians and medical workers rallied to demand acute reforms and adequate financing of Bulgaria's health-care sector.
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)
Recent interruptions in exports of rare earth minerals are due to a sharp cut in export quotas announced last July, argue China and rare earths analysts.
One-child policy: The China Daily newspaper on Monday quoted the head of the National Population and Family Planning Commission as saying there were no plans to change the policy anytime soon.
China whistleblower Fang Zhouzi was mugged after his criticism of a Chinese hospital. 'I’ve had threatening phone calls and e-mails before, but this was the first time I have been attacked,' he says.
China, the nation that executes the most people, may drop 19 economic crimes from its list of offenses that can result in the death penalty.
China UFO sightings continued Thursday in the eastern part of the country. Last week, Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou closed for two hours when an unidentified object hovered over the skies.