The Chinese have always made the crossing: historically for trade, more recently for tourism. In May 2013, the North Korean city of Sinuiju opened up to westerners for the first time.
The regime that Washington created in the South, the “good” Korea, was set up and run largely by those who had collaborated with Japan and America.
He crushed his opposition and has nothing to show for it but a country that's falling apart.
The problem isn't just in Afghanistan. 30 per cent of woman suffer violence from an intimate partner, but globally laws do little to protect women at home.
In Aberdeen, outside a takeaway called The Gurkha Kitchen, I met a Bhutanese refugee called Landless. Landless was eager to talk.
It now appears that the story about Kim Jong-Un's uncle being executed by a pack of 120 ravenous dogs can be traced back to a Weibo post by a Chinese satirist.
There are 37 million more men than women in India, and most of them are of marriageable age given the relatively young population. A social time-bomb is now setting off there with terrifying consequences, and until the gang-rape in Dehli a year ago, very
A short lesson in the art of mistranslating names into Chinese.
A Kumari, or living goddess, in Nepal, has spoken out about what it's like to be worshiped and then return to life as a mere mortal.
Air pollution is killing millions, and the government has responded by confiscating 500 illegal barbecues.
Young British people are choosing to emigrate to China, armed with strategies for chasing success. Why?
Regular blood transfusions and five-year-olds doing "adorable" things aimed to help the North Korean dictator become the world's oldest man.
Most Chinese people go looking for sales. Christopher Beam went looking for love.
MasterCard and Visa have already entered the country, together with multinationals such as Nestle, CocaCola, Uniliver, Total and Suzuki.
Shinzo Abe’s first, brief premiership ended in disaster. Yet now, recovered from debilitating illness, the conservative nationalist is back in power and, emboldened by “Abenomics”, is determined to revitalise Japan after many years of decline.
Six months on from the disaster that killed over 1,100 workers, Primark is the only brand to have offered victims compensation.
Several reports released this week are adding pressure on the US to disclose information about its deadly drone programme and civilian casualties.
Does North Korea's anger at Switzerland's refusal to supply ski lifts for the country's first luxury ski resort suggest that stricter sanctions could work?
The government has done little more than to satisfy the emotional sense of injustice, and hush up the masses temporarily while shying away from the bigger issue: how to prevent the crimes?
How China uses pandas to help secure long-term trade deals.
Comedy group All India Backods parody the belief that women must be to blame for rising amounts of rape in India.
The Chinese tradition of giving away mooncakes in mid-autumn is surprisingly revealing.
A UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific reveals high levels of sexual violence in the region, and asks why rape is so common.
The idea that India is "the rape capital of the world" needs to be challenged but without refusing women's experience of fear and violence.
Every time a high-profile rape case occurs in India, there is shock, outrage and protests, but nothing actually changes.
Travel through Pakistan is intimately segregated by class, writes Samira Shackle. If you're rich, you just keep driving.
Pakistan’s militant and extremist organisations are increasingly aware of the importance of the internet, says Samira Shackle.
History and politics are coming together in a potentially toxic fashion in the East China Sea as China, motivated by memories of Japanese wartime atrocities, agitates for dominance in the region.
What is behind the the sudden upsurge of violence towards polio vaccinators in Pakistan?