Rags to riches stories like Zhou Qunfei's are becoming less common.
China’s aggressive claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea have angered its Asian neighbours and raised fears of a showdown with the US.
The advertising of skin whitening products has shifted from the downright offensive to the consciously discreet, but the range on offer keeps proliferating.
The death toll from recent attacks in Pakistan are still shocking, but it does represent an improvement.
Human Acts deals with the obliteration, both physical and psychic, of hundreds of its own citizens by the South Korean regime in the early 1980s.
The boyband SMAP has been an important social binder in a nation that prides itself on its sense of community and homogeneity.
Some people shudder at the thought of jellied eels, or blanch if an oyster approaches. Not I.
A succession of tragedies on the world’s highest mountain has caused tensions between western climbers, their local guides, and the Nepalese government.
After the Taliban shooting at a Peshawar school a year ago that killed 144 people, Pakistan has started to gain control over domestic terrorism. But at what cost?
The government’s energy policies make can make it hard to decipher its commitment to emissions reduction.
A recent visit to Iraq has left me doubtful that the Prime Minister's plan can suceed, says Liam Byrne.