2013 was the second worst year for journalists in jail
More than 200 journalists have been imprisoned this year so far, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Why is there a nuclear mushroom cloud over Earth in this display of the Chinese lunar rover?
Well that's strange.
Japan boosts military spending amid growing tensions with China
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved plans to spend around $232 billion on surveillance drones, stealth aircraft, fighter jets and submarines.
One giant leap for China, many great jokes for the internet
Chinese netizens turn a cynical eye on their country's historic moon landing.
Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle ‘had been plotting a coup since mid-1990s’
Jang Song Taek sought to rescue North Korea with Chinese-style reforms.
Violence in China's Xinjiang province kills 16, state media reports
Armed 'thugs' attacked police as they attempted to arrest suspected criminals in China's restive Xinjiang province, according to official accounts.
Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon, 1st since 1976
China joins the ranks of the US and the Soviet Union in making a 'soft landing' on the moon.
Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon
China joins the ranks of the US and the Soviet Union in making a 'soft-landing' on the moon.
China's state media under fire for arguing the benefits of smog
Two Chinese state media outlets are under fire for releasing a list of "surprising benefits" of smog that include making you smarter and funnier.
Waterless World: China’s ever-expanding desert wasteland
As climate change makes vast parts of Inner Mongolia uninhabitable, an official declares: ‘Land desertification is China’s most important ecological problem.’
Ikea toy with lewd name becomes symbol of outrage in Hong Kong
The toy goes viral, disappearing from store shelves across east Asia.
Market fire in China's Shenzhen kills 16
A fire on Wednesday morning at a farmers' market in south China's Shenzhen killed at least 16 people and injured another five.
Ancient dragon kiln unearthed in China
Archaeologists have excavated a so-called dragon kiln over 1,200 years old in the ancient center of China's ceramics industry.
China bans shark fin soup, other wildlife products at official dinners
New regulation seeks to avoid the use of Chinese state funds on wildlife products, expensive liquor, and other luxury goods.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
Chinese man kills himself after girlfriend won't stop shopping
The Chinese man was fed up with his girlfriend's five-hour shopping spree, throwing himself over the balcony of a local mall after she wanted to go to one more shoe store, authorities said.
Cupid for India’s HIV positive
In this marriage-obsessed culture, a website helps the infected find life partners.
What Sunday night's riot says about Singapore
Singapore's dirty little secret: A rare uprising, in Little India, uncovers blemishes in the city-state’s cherished harmony.
A solution for the East China Sea
Opinion: The disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands have become too much of a potential flashpoint.
Shanghai pollution reaches epic levels, shuts down schools, cancels flights
The fog clouded the city's skyline and emptied streets, as pedestrians avoided breathing the thick yellow pollution.
Japan passes a democracy-muzzling Patriot Act
The Obama-supported State Secret Bill criminalizes investigative journalism and equates terrorism with ‘imposing one’s opinions.’
China to expel New York Times, Bloomberg journalists: Reports
The apparent move follows the two news organizations' reporting on financial dealings of China's rulers.
Biden says China air zone caused 'significant apprehension'
Biden expressed alarm over the country's move to expand military influence in the skies over the East China Sea.
Size matters: Chinese media troll UK during Cameron visit
A high profile editorial calls Britain “merely a country of old Europe suitable for tourism and overseas study, with a few decent football teams.” Charm diplomacy?
UK to export $73.7M worth of pig semen to China
Chinese officials want to improve the quality of the country’s pigs by artificially inseminating their sows with high-quality British pig semen.
Biden time in Asia
Commentary: China is the looming superpower, but with a tradition of taking the long view.
Biden's in China to reduce regional tensions over air defense zone
The original intent of the vice president's trip was to discuss trade ties, but now he's working to calm tensions between Japan and China.
Asian students dominate math and reading as US stagnates, OECD tests show (VIDEO)
Shanghai, Singapore dominated 2012 standardized math tests from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), while America toils in 36th among 65.
This is Howard. He's the world's foremost impersonator of Kim Jong Un.
It pays off to look like an evil dictator.
Biden tells Japan, China that US is 'deeply concerned' by China's air defense zone
The US vice president's visit comes amid rising tensions between Asia's largest economies, China and Japan, over the former's air defense zone.
China punishes 20,000 officials for being too bureaucratic
China's president demanded meetings be shortened, over-the-top welcoming ceremonies ditched and wordy, meaningless speeches be abandoned.