December 5, 2012 If the new Communist Party leadership in China has its way, the country will be saying zaijian to droning speeches and over-the-top red carpet receptions. These are the first concrete signs of change since China's new party leader, Xi Jinping, took power last month.
December 5, 2012 Rescuers are having trouble reaching many of those who were in the storm's path. Mud, fallen trees and downed electrical lines are in the way.
December 5, 2012 The plan by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's governing coalition would let foreign supermarkets operate in Asia's third-largest economy. But two days of verbal sparring leading up to the lower house vote revealed deep suspicions about bringing global chains like Wal-Mart to a land of mom-and-pop stores.
December 4, 2012 As the first anniversary of Kim's death approaches, North Korea's official news agency has produced a somber tribute to his favorite parka.
December 4, 2012 North Korea remains one of the most isolated and repressive countries in the world. Each year, a brave few attempt an escape to freedom through China. In Escape from North Korea, writer Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the harrowing personal stories of North Korean defectors and their quest for freedom.
November 30, 2012 The recent case involving the arrests of two young women over a Facebook post has touched off a broader debate in India, a country with millions of tech-savvy young people.
November 29, 2012 A 21-year-old was arrested after she questioned the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of a controversial political leader; her friend was arrested for simply "liking" the post. The comment angered the politician's supporters, who some say intimidated police into making the arrests.
November 28, 2012 A newly issued Chinese passport featuring a map that lays claim to disputed territory with several neighboring countries is only the latest case of cartographic aggression. From Latin America to East Asia, maps have long played a central role in territorial tussles.
November 28, 2012 One of the most well-known American women in China is someone many Americans have never heard of. Jessica Beinecke is host of OMG! Meiyu, an English-language learning Web show produced by Voice of America. Her offbeat videos have racked up more than 15 million views over the past year.
November 28, 2012 China's Web surfers have had much fun at the expense of People's Daily Online after it accepted as fact that The Onion thinks Kim Jong Un is 2012's biggest hunk. Editors at the Communist Party's mouthpiece now realize they were punk'd.
November 28, 2012 She is a wildly popular singer, AIDS activist and major general in the Chinese army. Now, Peng Liyuan is slated to add another title: first lady of China. Peng's husband, Xi Jinping, is expected to become the country's president next year. Military garb has replaced her fabulous costumes as China's image-makers ensure she doesn't overshadow Xi.