These nations are using food to project power around the world. And it's working.
The way to hearts and minds, it seems, is through the tummy.
China says this debris could be Malaysia flight 370
Chinese satellites have picked up new possible plane wreckage in the southern Indian Ocean.
Could MH370 really blow straight through Asian air defenses?
Maybe, say experts. Or maybe the militaries are hiding something.
This time, it’s serious: Thailand’s upcountry is preparing for civil war
If the government falls, supporters will resist with armed recruits.
157 dead pigs found in Gan river near southeastern China
A year ago China was stunned by the appearance of more than 16,000 dead pigs floating along parts of the Huangpu river which flows through Shanghai.
Why the world is worrying about this not-so-precious metal
Trading near historic lows, copper augers more trouble for emerging markets.
Reality check: Could MH370 have hidden from radar next to another plane?
Yes, says an MIT aeronautics professor. With caveats.
Don’t malign the MH370 captain’s ‘fanatical’ politics
The tabloids are misinformed. You'd probably agree with the captain.
Q&A: China is trying to frame its crackdown on Uyghur extremists as its own war on terror
Beijing blamed Uyghurs for the deadly stabbing frenzy at a train station in southwestern China in March. Experts warn its response could make things worse.
China's 'two sessions' 2014: Deepening reforms high on the agenda
Hotly-discussed topics included environmental issues, social security, income distribution, the fight against corruption, property issues, medical reform, inflation, commodity prices, and food and drug safety
Help search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 using crowd-sourced satellite imagery
It's out there somewhere and the internet is on it.
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.