As David Cameron embarks on a fence-mending trade mission in China, the two sides are trying a bit of soccer diplomacy to ease into what could be a potentially thorny trip for the British prime minister.
News that China may soon reopen its initial-public-offering market isn’t good news for one IPO venue: Hong Kong.
Decades after Mao launched a full-blown assault on Confucius in the waning years of the Cultural Revolution, China’s new leaders are trying to revive the old sage in a bid to fill the moral vacuum that opened up after Communist leaders jettisoned Marxism in favor of the market. Show More Summary
The son of jailed British investigator, Peter Humprey, has appealed to UK prime minister David Cameron for help during his 3-day China visit this week. Humprey is currently being held in Shanghai for his involvement in pharmaceutical giant GSK, which was charged with bribery. Show More Summary
Lawmakers ousted Somalia’s prime minister in a no-confidence vote Monday, raising concerns over the internationally-supported government’s efforts to fend off Islamic militants and hold together the fractured nation. Prime Minister Abdi...Show More Summary
(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Brazil has decided against opening more routes for foreign air carriers for next year’s World Cup, certain it can handle the millions of sports fans who will use airplanes to get around South America’s biggest country. Show More Summary
China’s establishment of a new air-defense identification zone covering disputed territory in the East China Sea looks like the work of a muscular new leadership bent on flexing its strength in the region. Beijing’s reaction–or lack thereof—to the zone’s first test suggests a much more complicated picture.
Chinese director Zhang Yimou took to Sina Weibo on Sunday to admit that he and his wife had violated the country’s one-child policy and would accept punishment for their actions.
(MONROVIA, Liberia) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and thousands of citizens marched through the main streets of Monrovia Monday to denounce rape which has remained a problem in the West African country since the civil war ended 10 years ago. Show More Summary
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The U.K.’s new envoy to Tehran, Ajay Sharma, will visit Iran on Tuesday in hopes of warming ties between the two countries that were severed in 2011, AFP reports. The move was announced by Hassan Habibollah-Zadah, Sharma’s Iranian counterpart, who said he would also visit London. Show More Summary
The Chinese government has begun asserting ownership of thousands of shipwrecks in the South China Sea.
National Zoo officials announced Sunday that the newest female baby panda will be called Bao Bao.
(JERUSALEM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink, with media and politicians accusing him Monday of extravagantly spending public money. According to an expense document obtained...Show More Summary
(WARSAW, Poland) — A priest in central Poland has been sentenced to more than eight years after being convicted of sexually abusing five boys. The court also banned the 49-year-old priest from approaching his five victims, who were under the age of 15 at the time of the abuse, and from teaching children in the future. Show More Summary
The rocket carrying China's first-ever lunar lander, Jade Rabbit, launched earlier today and is heading for the moon. If the landing is successful, China will be only the third nation after the United States and Russia to soft-land on the moon. [ more › ]
This video by the Financial Times chronicles China's Air Defense Identification Zone saga from the ADIZ's creation to the US, Japan and South Korea telling China to "shove it," to China's retaliation, and more. [ more › ]
Despite being ridiculed by the West for its cheap wines and crude wine palate, China may have the last laugh as it's predicted to become the world's biggest wine producer within five years, according to an anthropologist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. [ more › ]
The farm-to-'computer'-table revolution has begun! Chinese village farmers are increasingly turning to websites like Taobao to sell their crops. [ more › ]
Two protesters have been killed and about 45 people injured in Bangkok as pro- and anti-government rivals face off in escalating street clashes, with police unleashing tear gas and water cannons on the riotous crowd on Sunday. Embattled...Show More Summary