Beijing's harsh sentencing of democratic reformer Liu Xiaobo underscores China's contempt for the West and human rights – and the need for President Obama to confront this authoritarian arrogance.
01/04/2010 08:35 am
No plows? No problem. Residents, workers, and soldiers in China’s capital dug through eight inches of snow using shovels and – at the new international airport – bamboo twig brushes.
01/04/2010 07:45 am
While North Korea's New Year’s reconciliation message may be a sign of its willingness to return to six-party talks, it bears no clue as to whether the North would give up its nuclear program before attaining a number of other goals.
01/03/2010 12:48 pm
In Pictures Happy New Year: Welcome 2010
Mongolia was once considered among the least likely of former communist nations to make a successful transition to democracy. But it now holds regular national elections and its economy is poised for growth.
12/31/2009 01:15 pm
At least 30 states will see new laws going into effect on New Year's Day. Many of the new laws reflect zeitgeist concerns on health, technology, and the economy.
12/31/2009 11:25 am
Founder Apabi, which has more than half of China's $44 million e-book market, is trying to change how Chinese read. But pirated online books selling for as little as $.03 a title are already challenging them.
12/31/2009 10:48 am
Chinese author Mian Mian – whose works include 'Panda Sex' and 'Acid Lover' – filed the first copyright violation by a Chinese author against Google. She says Google scanned her novel without permission.
12/31/2009 09:56 am
Will consumer spending move up and jobs grow apace in 2010? The answer depends on the economist you ask. A round up of the top predictions for the economy next year.
12/31/2009 08:59 am
The media are full of reports of the worst decade, America in decline, the end of the US century. Actually, much points to a hopeful future.
12/31/2009 08:50 am