Asia Pacific Politics
Post-Election, Analysts Cautiously Optimistic About Pakistan’s Future
May 15 2013 2:56 PM
Pakistan has completed its first peaceful civilian government transition. Now what's next?
Chinese Official: Tibetans Don't Agree With Dalai Lama
May 15 2013 2:07 PM
A high-ranking Chinese official told a group of Nepalese and Indian reporters that Tibetans don't agree with their spiritual leader.
Don’t Drink And You Won’t Get Raped: Hong Kong Minister
May 15 2013 1:27 PM
Hong Kong women's rights activists have demanded that security secretary Lai retract his statements about alcohol and rape.
Chinese White House Petitioner Draws Fire Of Officials, In China
May 15 2013 12:17 PM
Local officials are telling a woman in Chengdu to delete a White House petition bringing attention to a controversial petrochemical plant.
Mum's The Word For Abe Over Aide's Visit To North Korea
May 15 2013 8:07 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined to explain exactly why a top aide is in North Korea, sparking concern from South Korea.
Suspicious Death Of British Girl In Indian Hospital Raises Specter Of Illegal Human Organ Trade
May 15 2013 7:23 AM
The trade of human organs –- though illegal since 1994 –- is believed to be widespread and highly lucrative in India.
China's High-Pressure Education: Student Turns To Killing
May 15 2013 7:22 AM
The son of a high-ranking judicial official is being held for allegedly hiring hitmen to kill his father and sister for putting too much pressure on him to study.
Taiwan Recalls Philippines Envoy, Suspends Hiring Filipino Workers Over Fisherman's Shooting
May 15 2013 5:09 AM
President Ma Ying-jeou’s office expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over an apology issued by the Philippines representative in Taipei.
The Bottom Of Chinese Society: Migrant Workers And Their Temporary 'Marriages'
May 14 2013 3:35 PM
Migrant workers in China face a lonely existence far away from their families. Some are finding unusual ways to cope.
Where’s The Beef? In India, Believe It Or Not
May 14 2013 2:13 PM
Beef is big business in India, despite the fact that many Indian states ban the slaughter of cows outright.
Who Wanted The NYT's Declan Walsh Gone From Pakistan?
May 14 2013 7:33 AM
Amid the cacophony of Pakistan's media voices, the Interior Ministry tried to silence the New York Times -- but why?
Chinese Netizens Poke Fun At North Korea's Crying Hero
May 14 2013 7:31 AM
Chinese netizens didn't hold back criticism after seeing photos and videos of a ceremony honoring a bawling traffic cop.