| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Chinese Communist Party announced grand plans for "reform" at the end of its third plenum meeting in November, including a promise to end its disastrous one child per family policy.
Don't bet on it.
That one-child law leads to ugly forced...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:53 AM
BEIJING — How to reassure Japan and South Korea that the United States will stand behind them, without inflaming the Chinese?
That is the mission that stands before Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives in the region with a potential crisis...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations.
Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29.
"It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:48 PM
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
Former South African...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:46 PM
SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 AM
BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution.
There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:06 PM
BEIJING -- Depending on where your sympathies lie, Chinese President Xi Jinping is either in the midst of an admirable campaign to rid the government of corruption or a cynical purge of his political enemies.
The latest casualty is Zhou Yongkang, the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous.
At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:36 AM
BEIJING -- China marked the 120th anniversary of Mao Tse-tung’s birth Thursday, feting the communist revolutionary with concerts of patriotic songs, visits to his mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, broadcasts of TV docudramas and exhibits of calligraphy...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:42 PM
BEIJING — The Chinese leadership is hyping a Communist Party meeting that began Saturday as the greatest financial rethink since leader Deng Xiaoping launched China's economic revolution in the late 1970s.
In keeping with past patterns, the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On his first foreign foray as China's new president, Xi Jinping visited Russia and then Tanzania, two countries with which China has frosty relations at best.
"China and Russia, as the biggest neighbors of each other, share many commonalities," Xi...