| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"?
"It's not something I set out to do and not...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Only Muslims have the right to refer to their god as Allah, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday, setting off angry outcries among Christians and opposition political leaders that the government is oppressing minority faiths.
The name of Allah has...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:30 AM
MUMBAI - Poly Culture, one of China's leading auction, cultural and film investors, is planning a stock market listing in Hong Kong, according to reports.
The state-owned enterprise previously planned to list its shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - Facebook and Twitter may soon be allowed to operate in China, but only within a soon to be launched free trade zone in Shanghai.
The South China Morning Post quoted anonymous sources close to China's central government saying that the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares reached new highs Tuesday after an upgrade from an analyst and a report that the social network may have gotten its foot in the door in China.
Shares have more than doubled in the last 52 weeks. They were up $1.69, or 4%...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
MOSCOW — A plane from Hong Kong believed to be carrying the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden landed in the Russian capital late Sunday afternoon, and authorities said he was en route to Cuba.
There were conflicting reports...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The art market experienced a noteworthy correction in Hong Kong last week.
On Friday, a formal debate was held at the newest spinoff of the Art Basel franchise of international art fairs to consider the motion: "The Market Is the Best Judge of Art's...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America's largest cities — New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Denver — nearly one home out of 100 keeps chickens either for a fresh egg supply or as pets, giving rise to chicken...
| Dec 20, 2012
Richard Baum, a leading China expert at UCLA who founded a lively and influential Internet forum used by hundreds of scholars, diplomats, journalists and government officials to follow ideas and trends in contemporary Chinese politics, died Friday at...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 12:32 PM
As the school year begins in Hong Kong, protesters in the former British colony are rallying against new classes soon to be required by China, deriding them as “brainwashing.”...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Before dawn on March 18, a black Ferrari slammed into a concrete barrier in Beijing, killing the young male driver, badly injuring two young women and setting off yet another episode in the soap opera that has become Chinese politics. Chinese-language...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 3:43 AM
BEIJING -- Attorneys for family members of China’s prime minister hit back over the weekend at the New York Times, calling the newspaper’s report about wealth amassed by Wen Jiabao’s family “untrue” and suggesting they may...