Bahamians rescue neighbors alongside aid groups in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which tied the record for strongest Atlantic storm to ever hit land.
Environmentalists and local villagers have raised concerns about a hydroelectric dam being built on the Batang Toru River – part of China's massive "Belt and Road" infrastructure program.
More than 1 million Rohingya have fled persecution in Myanmar, with most headed to crowded camps in Bangladesh. But about 1,740 have landed in Indonesia's Aceh province, where some locals say shared faith has guided their response.
It’s a perennial problem for governments across the world: how to encourage best practices like recycling. After trying incentives, China’s authoritarian government is now turning to punitive measures.
The Chinese government used not to care much about soccer, but President Xi Jinping has chosen it as a marker of global influence. How long till a Chinese captain hoists the World Cup? Local fans are not holding their breath.
President Trump's decision to call of an annual joint military exercise with South Korea has led some analysts to question if outreach to Kim signals a US retreat from the region.
With audiences in North America steadily shrinking, Chinese moviegoers have never been more important to Hollywood. But China has also poured billions of dollars into its own film industry.
Many nuclear policy analysts are bemoaning the statement’s lack of specifics. But the summit itself recast North Korea as a hermit kingdom no more – and signaled a faster sunset of American power in Asia.
Although migrants have been important contributors to Beijing’s economic growth, they have also placed a considerable burden on its infrastructure and public services. Over the past three years, officials have embarked on an aggressive campaign to limit their numbers.
On Tuesday, all eyes will be on Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. But the meeting was shaped by many countries’ diplomacy – countries anxious to see if their perspectives on a region in flux will get a hearing.
Five years ago China set out to assert its control over the South China Sea, regardless of international law or any of its neighbors' opinions. It has now succeeded, challenging traditional US preeminence in the western Pacific.
China has increased pressure on international companies to use Beijing-approved language for areas it considers its sovereign territory, such as Tibet and Taiwan. A nationalistic consumer market makes those orders hard to ignore.
President Moon Jae-in's approach to his northern neighbor resembles the 'sunshine policy' of past administrations, which failed to make lasting gains. When he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he'll need to convince observers – from Seoul to D.C. – that this time is different.
China's tactics include using industrial policies and state support in a bid for rapid modernization. The Trump administration wants to use American market power to get better deals from trading partners. At risk in the shuffle is a hard-won system of global trade rules.
China's effort to bring Taiwan under mainland control uses plenty of sticks, like the fear of military force. But it's also using carrots – like financial incentives to woo young Taiwanese people fed up with their island's sluggish economy.
Hot springs are popular for relaxation in Japan. A government-based push to expand geothermal electricity capacity since the Fukushima nuclear disaster worries innkeepers who fear losing out to power plants.
President Xi has proclaimed the Chinese Communist Party 'leader of all' – including college campuses. The double-down on official party values has been especially palpable at Shantou University, once praised as a model for education reform.
After the Mao era, China's leaders have emphasized collective leadership and orderly succession. But a proposal to remove presidential term limits clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, as he seeks to restore what he considers China's rightful place in the world.
About 160,000 people left their homes in 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today, the government says it's safe for many to return. But regaining residents' trust remains a challenge.
After months of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, many analysts say the immediate outcomes of Tuesday's talks seem inadequate – or just a bid for time. But South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a champion of dialogue with Pyongyang, appears to be betting on incremental, unity-building moves.
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