A man collects lotus flowers to sell while floating on a tire tube at a pond in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 23.
South Korean investors in the Kaesong complex, a joint North-South endeavor shuttered in 2016, hope thawing tensions surrounding the Winter Olympics could lead to a revival of the industrial park.
Global complaints of Chinese trade policies have risen recently, and several countries are considering import taxes against the nation. In response, one of the China's largest solar suppliers announced plans on Tuesday to invest in manufacturing facilities in India.
A video from a Chinese 'morality school,' intended to teach women to be submissive, has spurred sharp critique from women's rights activists. The presence of these schools in China is raising difficult questions about women's social position in the nation.
In a landmark decision, lawmakers in Hong Kong approved a proposal to ban local ivory trading by 2021, agreeing to include stiffer fines and penalties. WWF called for other Asian countries such as Vietnam and Laos to institute similar bans to deter ivory traders.
Increased demand for microchips in South Korea has generated immense wealth, but also increasing concern for the future. The titanic industry has restructured South Korean society by decimating professions like architecture and shipbuilding.
The Malaysia court has decided that both parents must give consent in the religious conversion of a minor, a victory for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Hindu women now have a say in whether or not their children are converted to Islam.
Following the collapse of Qianbao.com, a major Chinese investment scheme, authorities are working to quell protests in the eastern city of Nanjing. China's lax regulations on internet investment have allowed several fraudulent companies to grow in recent years.
Protesters in South Korea took to the streets during the visit of North Korean pop-star in Seoul to voice displeasure about the North's participation in the Winter Olympics and recent rapprochement deals between the neighboring nations.
For a visiting journalist, the country of today feel worlds away from the China she first encountered decades earlier.