Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.
Malaysia Airlines plane vanished at sea with 239 people aboard
The plane disappeared without giving a distress signal after reaching 35,000 feet.
China warns Internet users over comments on the Kunming knife attack that killed dozens
Li Chengpeng, a former journalist with more than seven million Weibo followers, had posted a quote attributed to a Kunming journalist frustrated at the lack of information about the attacks.
A racial slur hands US ambassador a final victory against Beijing
Gary Locke’s modesty irritated Communist officials. As a parting gift, they called him ‘banana man’ — yellow skin, white inside.
China tells rich nations to 'take the lead' in the fight against climate change
Beijing said developing nations were doing most to curb rising world greenhouse gas emissions to limit warming.
China's President Xi Jinping ramps up military spending
Within hours of the announcement, officials in Japan and Taiwan expressed disquiet over the absence of any details on how Beijing will spend the money, concerns long echoed in Washington.
Why China is downplaying Saturday’s terror attack
As shocked residents cope with the mass stabbing, the Party buries the story and censors certain Sina Weibo posts.
Witnesses recall fear, chaos after China train station attack
The mass knife attack killed at least 29.
28 dead as knife-wielding attackers descend on Chinese train station
Victims described knife-wielding attackers dressed in black bursting into Kunming railway station in China's Yunnan province and slashing indiscriminately.
Chinese police bust four baby trafficking rings, rescue 382 infants
China has a flourishing underground child trafficking industry, for which tens of thousands of children are believed to be stolen each year.
Watch this lady try to feed 6 baby pandas with one milk bottle
Panda cubs: Sharing? LOL.
Editor's brutal stabbing is just the latest assault on Hong Kong's press
Assailants used a meat cleaver on an editor who exposed hidden wealth tied to China's Communist elite.
Former Hong Kong newspaper editor attacked with cleaver
The attack comes at a time of growing unease over freedom of the press in Hong Kong, with mounting concerns that Beijing is seeking to tighten control over the semi-autonomous region.
Beijing pollution reaches 'crisis' levels (PHOTOS)
Residents in the Chinese capital were urged to stay indoors as thick, toxic smog blanketed the city yet again.
No, China is not the ‘Cookie Monster’ of global commodities
A leading expert sorts truth from hype on China’s worldwide resource quest.
How Obama’s trouser choice signals a harder line with China
Scrutinizing the US president’s meeting with the Dalai Lama.
President Barack Obama holds talks with Dalai Lama
China had urged Obama to scrap the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, warning it would 'seriously damage' US-China relations.
37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles
The things we carried. On mopeds.
A depressed Chinese man tried to feed himself to zoo tigers (VIDEO)
Workers at the Chengdu Zoo in Sichuan province were able to save the man from almost certain death.
An artist smashed an ancient vase worth $1 million in a very expensive protest (VIDEO)
Maximo Caminero faces charges after he dropped a vase belonging to an Ai Weiwei installation valued at $1 million.
China rejects complicity in North Korea human rights violations
The report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea included "concerns relating to China's policy and practice of forced repatriation" of North Korean citizens.
Explainer: UN accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity
The commission’s report reads like a rap sheet from hell. But China will ensure Kim Jong Un’s impunity.
Why China’s reputation as the clean energy king is overblown
To understand China’s green power record, just breathe the coal-soiled air. (Apologies, Thomas Friedman.)
Chinese bloggers to US: 'Tear down this great internet firewall'
John Kerry had a rare sitdown with bloggers and reporters in China, who urged the United States to help set their restricted internet free.
These singles bought up movie tickets in China. Because Valentine's Day
Couples hoping to sit together for the romantic flick 'Beijing Love Story' are out of luck.
Watch this crazy video of Russian daredevils climbing the world's second tallest building
Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov filmed their stomach-turning ascent to the 2,073-foot-high Shanghai Tower
China plans to use $1.6 billion fund to curb smog
Pollution increasingly worries China's leaders who are anxious to douse potential unrest as more affluent city dwellers turn against a growth-at-all-costs economic model that has poisoned much of the country's air, water and soil.
Food fight: Thailand’s crisis boils down to a battle over white rice
Thailand scraps a subsidy gambit that could topple the prime minister — and explains why Thai rice isn’t as tasty anymore.
The future of Chinese democracy will be decided in Hong Kong this year
The territory has forced the Communist Party into allowing real elections. But what will they look like?
Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?
Health workers are grappling with soaring numbers, particularly in economically successful countries.
'China banned from Sochi Olympics after figure skater tests positive for homosexuality'
That's how the 'Miniharm' headline read. The story? Well, it went viral.