Recently released from detention, the artist Zhao Zhao is channelling his experience into his work.
Zhu Rikun, a leading light of independent Chinese film, on its troubled future.
Ai Weiwei's leader for his momentous guest edit.
Chinese media organizations are riddled with informers who report directly to the government – only a minority of journalists are brave enough to fight the system.
The Chinese government hires people to distort or deflect conversations on the web. Ai Weiwei persuades an “online commentator” to tell all.
Chen Guangcheng was forced to flee China in May after years of persecution. His advocacy on behalf of women and the poor in the face of China’s one-child policy has made him an enemy of the state.
Nationalist rhetoric won't conceal domestic political woes.
Chinese bellicosity in the near seas could usher in a new era of instability.
As India’s growth rates hit the buffers, the poor are sinking beneath a tide of seeming government indifference to their plight as politicians focus on looking after their cronies. Is it goodbye to the Asian tiger?
The 14 year old was shot at close range because "she was speaking against the Taliban".
They never knew the effect their writing had on we Indians, the third worlders.
The Taliban, drones, tribal areas and the destination.
A positive move by local police after a Hindu temple was attacked.
Last week the European Parliament agreed on a new law to provide specific assistance and protection to people who suffer crime because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or, in a first for EU law, gender expression.
"The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future" and "Scattered Sand: the Story of China’s Rural Migrants" reviewed.
A simple act of protest that can take on mythical proportions.
The whole area still looks immaculate, but seems pointless.
The atmosphere between Washington and Beijing has soured, with mutual recriminations rising over the South China Sea, trade and human rights.
The trial of Pussy Riot is encouraging Russians to talk openly about corruption. But how is their message being received in a country where feminism is still a dirty word?
Oddly for a historian, Ferguson doesn't appear to have taken much notice of history.
The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
Efforts by Beijing to brainwash Hong Kong children spark protests.
GQ's Dylan Jones gets out and about.
The actress talks to Alice Gribbin about ER, East London and planning for the future.
Finding a shared British identity is vital to overcoming racial tensions.
A woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion receives 70,600 yuan in compensation.
Distracted by economic crisis, social unrest and slipping influence, the west is completely unprepared for China’s imminent global dominance. Australia’s ex-prime minister says we must act to build new bridges.
North Korean leader's "mystery woman" is a formerly married pop star.
A high-ranking operative from the Afghan Taliban movement on Pakistan, al-Qaeda and the future of Afghanistan.