Obama’s Asia trip will be overshadowed by China’s 'blue national soil'
Beijing calls it Sansha. Others call it expansionism that makes Putin’s Crimea grab look like child’s play.
Obama lands in Tokyo for the first US state visit in 18 years
Here are four key changes driving the president's agenda.
There's a lot of tension in the Asia-Pacific right now
It’s no secret why Obama is visiting Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia — and it has little to do with any of those countries.
Did Japanese lawmakers intend to provoke Obama by honoring war criminals?
'In Japan, very few educated Japanese really have detailed knowledge of Imperial Japan’s cruelties, atrocities like massacring civilians and operating a military brothel.'
Why we won’t know what’s up with China's real estate bubble until it's too late
And why that matters to you.
China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted — mostly with toxins from industrialization
Health advocates have identified several 'cancer villages' in China near factories suspected of polluting the environment.
This graphic shows where America's most-skilled foreign workers are coming from
Every year, the US lets in 65,000 of the world's top-skilled workers. Here's where they come from and what they do.
Chinese workers are staging a massive strike at a factory making Nike and Converse shoes
The strike fits a growing pattern of industrial activism that has emerged as China's economy has slowed.
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
President Xi Jinping is amping up his anti-graft offensive at the highest levels of the Communist Party
Here’s why that’s dangerous for China.
This badass Chinese newscaster was just forced off air for lashing out at corrupt officials
A Weibo hashtag about the incident attracted more than 300,000 comments within hours.
Nearly 2,000 firms in China broke anti-pollution rules
The Ministry of Environmental Protection has targeted firms that fail to install pollution control technology or provide fraudulent emissions data to try to avoid punishment.
A Chinese beekeeper covered himself with about 460,000 bees to boost honey sales
She Ping was stung 20 times during the performance known as 'bee bearding.'
Japan scrambled fighter jets against Chinese planes 415 times last year
Scrambles against Russian planes rose 45 percent to 359 times during the year, also a record.
Can China's Baidu search engine censor results in America? Sure, says a US court
Because free speech.
Rescuers race to save 22 trapped coal miners in China
Accidents in Chinese coal mines killed 1,049 people last year.
Hagel gets a sneak peek at China's aircraft carrier
Chinese officials regularly get to visit US aircraft carriers, but this was Defense Secretary Hagel's first visit to one in China.
Ai Weiwei is more 'badass than teddy bear' in his new sci-fi film
It's about time for something new from our favorite Chinese dissident artist trickster.
Don't be fooled by this adorable Chinese 3-year-old and his dance moves
His moves will melt your heart, but he knows exactly what he's doing.
Chinese ship hears a 'ping' that it thinks could be the missing jet's black box
Searchers on Saturday launched an intensive hunt in the Indian Ocean, trying to find the plane's black box before the battery runs out.
World’s worst April Fool’s Day prank convinces Taiwan its pandas are dying
Dying panda hoaxes? Still never funny.
Vietnam is sentencing corrupt bankers to death, by firing squad
Others just get life behind bars.
A talk with Yuk-shan Wong on China's education reform, Chinese Dream
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president weighs in on Beijing's most recent work report.
These photos of identical twins over the age of 50 show how different lives can become
When they were born, no one could tell them apart.
People in China are lining up for bags of fresh mountain air
A travel company shipped in the bagged air from Laojun Mountain as part of a promotion.
Watch panda diplomacy in action
And find out why Belgium's Dutch-speakers aren't happy about it.
More Chinese relatives fly to Malaysia, demanding the truth about flight MH370
The plane is still missing, but relatives are far from giving up.
A talk with Ian Fok Chun-wan on China's second free trade zone
The wealthy tycoon comments on a proposed free trade zone covering Hong Kong, Macau and part of Guangdong province.
Killing tigers to entertain the rich and other recent animal outrages
There's been a lot of depressing animal news lately.
The world has a new piracy hotspot
Sorry, Hollywood. It’s nowhere near Somalia.
8 reasons why India’s elections really matter to the world
Nuclear weapons, conflict in Afghanistan, drug-resistant superbugs and the cost of wedding rings are at stake.