Japan beat Denmark today, though it was unlikely that many Asians rooted for the Asian team in the match. Regional loyalties in Asia are threadbare, say academics, which means there is little 'Asian identity.'
06/24/2010 03:55 pm
China money: The yuan will now be worth more against the dollar, boosting Chinese consumers' buying power.
06/22/2010 12:27 am
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he is worried by Beijing's 'heavy investments' in the sea and air capabilities of the China military and its rejection of military contacts with the US.
06/10/2010 09:12 am
Thailand’s government accuses the red-shirt opposition of trying to topple revered King Bhumibol. Critics argue it’s using the monarchy – and strict laws against defaming it – as an excuse to crack down.
06/08/2010 02:36 pm
Unless China shifts its policies toward more democracy and tends to the interests of the rising urban middle class, it risks ending up in the same cul-de-sac as Japan.
06/07/2010 11:06 am
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says joint US-South Korean military exercises may wait while the UN considers accusations that North Korea sank a South Korean warship.
06/04/2010 12:45 pm
A US college degree has been the gold standard. But global economics and a crisis of confidence may be pushing the US down in rankings among top universities.
06/02/2010 12:16 pm
In less than 60 days, Apple has sold 2 million iPad tablets. What does that mean to the book world?
06/01/2010 12:00 pm
Mercer's 2010 Quality of Living Survey ranks 221 cities, with Vienna at the top, Baghdad at the bottom, and Honolulu as the best in America. But the list of best places to live arguably values comfort over dynamism.
05/27/2010 01:21 pm
A new study shows that child mortality rates have plummeted over the past two decades. While the US has also seen improvements, 123 other countries improved more.
05/24/2010 06:39 pm