There’s a huge reason US voters should care about Taiwan’s first female president
Tsai Ing-wen will preside over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the United States into a very nasty conflict.
Hong Kong to ban ivory trade
Hong Kong will ban the import and export of ivory, the city's leader announced Wednesday, in a 'historic' move hailed by animal welfare activists.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
Sometimes a day at work goes so wrong, it only lasts 14 minutes
That's the length of time active trading was open on China’s stock markets Thursday — making Jan. 7, 2016 its shortest trading day ever.
China lands two more planes in disputed South China Sea: state media
Two civilian aircraft landed on a reef Vietnam also claims, despite international condemnation of a landing on the same reef days earlier.
Macau has gone from the world's fastest-growing economy to its biggest loser
Luck has turned for Macau, China's gambling mecca.
Hong Kong's publishers keep disappearing. Its autonomy could be next
Five men linked to the same bookseller have vanished since October. Many suspect the mainland is extending its reach.
Capitalists in China erected a 120-foot gold statue of Communist Chairman Mao
The seated chairman towers over empty fields in Henan province.
Good news! 2016 will get off to a less terrible start than it might have
Police in Belgium have arrested two people they accuse of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks on New Year's Eve.
China passes its first domestic violence law
The new rules apply to unmarried people who live together but does not protect gay couples, a senior lawmaker said.
'Armed' Chinese ship near disputed isles, Japan's coast guard says
Japan and China routinely butt heads over ownership of the uninhabited East China Sea islets, but this time the ship was said to be armed.
Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing
More than 100 million people across China had been warned to stay indoors.
Western embassies warn of threat against foreigners in Beijing
Foreign embassies in China issued a warning Thursday about possible threats against 'Westerners' in a popular Beijing neighborhood ahead of Christmas.
Survivor pulled from China's landslide rubble after being buried for 3 days
Rescuers scrabbling through the debris of a huge three-day-old landslide discovered a young man alive in the mud on Wednesday.
Beijing issues first-ever red alert for pollution
China's capital issued its first-ever red alert for pollution on Monday, as a new blanket of choking smog was projected to descend on the city.
The US hasn’t armed a communist nation in ages. That could soon change
The US once used its weapons on communist forces in Vietnam. Now it wants to sell them there.
Why millions of Chinese parents left their children behind
In China, the parents of 61 million children can't afford to live with the kids they have, let alone have more.
Hollywood is doing a crummy job of pandering to Chinese audiences
American critics complain about cheesy made-for-China scenes in Hollywood movies. So do Chinese viewers.
IMF approves China's yuan as prized reserve currency
The International Monetary Fund's welcome of China's yuan into its elite reserve currency basket recognizes the ascendance of the Asian power in the global economy.
Islamic State says it has executed two captives from Norway and China
The group did not give any details about how, when or where the men were killed.
China probably doesn't want you looking at these photos
Three weeks from the Paris climate change talks, China is again blanketed in smog.
Myanmar's army is backing militias that make a fortune off of meth
As Myanmar soaks up international praise for holding elections that could end decades of tyranny, its government quietly fuels a massive drug trade.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
China's online shoppers just smashed the single-day world record for sales
11/11 may have started as a holiday for bachelors, but these days it's about making billions off of bargain-hunters.
The US has a law to stop NASA from working with China, and scientists hate it
Is it time for the US and China to start cooperating in space?
Get ready for one of the most symbolic handshakes in decades
The leaders of China and Taiwan meet Saturday. It's the first meeting of its kind since their 1949 split following a civil war.
China's first-ever summit with Taiwan is one for the history books
Two Chinas, two presidents and the first meeting in more than 60 years.
China’s one-child policy is over, but it might be too late to fix what it broke
Experts are doubtful that a baby boom, if it even happens, would come fast enough to avert economic and social crises in the coming decades.
China's one-child policy is now a two-child policy
Fearing the economic and social repercussions of a decades-old policy, Communist leaders decide to make a change.
US warship enters waters claimed by China
A whole lot of military posturing is going on these days in the South China Sea.
The 500-billion-dollar reason the US Treasury has been soft on China recently
China is bleeding investor money. Here's what you need to know about it.