Visitors to Beijing's Changpuhe Park walk over Magpie Bridge, which locals say symbolizes good luck and romance. The park has become an informal gathering point for middle-aged and elderly residents in search of romance. Xiao Kaijing hide caption

toggle caption Xiao Kaijing

A view of the hutong of Qianmen District on May 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. In Diane Wi Liang's Paper Butterfly, fictional detective Mei Wang's latest case begins in Beijing's alleys. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Feng Li/Getty Images

North Korea welcomed Clinton to Pyongyang with flowers and hearty handshakes Tuesday as he arrived in the communist nation on a surprise mission to bring home two jailed American journalists. AP Photo hide caption

toggle caption AP Photo

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor