She isn’t old enough to get a driver's license or vote. But at 17, Agnes Chow is already a political player in Hong Kong. As one of the leaders of an influential student activist group called Scholarism, Chow is part of a new political generation making its mark in the Chinese territory.
Many a tourist to Italy has relished the country's famous pizza. But could that pizza be dangerous? An Italian TV news report says so — but the pizza industry is crying foul. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Several of the most well-known leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy campaign are also devout Christians. The same goes for many of the protesters in the streets, who can be seen at protests praying and singing religious hymns. But the Christian faithful are divided over the issues at stake.
Some of the leaders of the Hong Kong protests are kids too young to vote. But they also include some veteran political personalities from the Chinese territory, including a 58-year-old left-wing legislator named Leung Kwok-hung, who calls Beijing's moves in Hong Kong "shameless."
Charlie Schroeder and his wife, native Hong Konger Wendy Mok, moved back to the city two years ago. Now that protests are jamming the streets, they see the pent-up frustrations of many young Hong Kongers being expressed, hoping to make China pay attention to their concerns.
Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, is the focus of much of the anger and disdain from the city's huge protest movement. On Thursday, he finally agreed to meet with protest leaders and start the dialogue that demonstrators have demanded. But he also says he's not going anywhere.
Thai democracy advocates have been stymied by their government's efforts to put a lid on any protests. But some of them took a risk this week to start a protest in solidarity with student protesters in Hong Kong.
Throw a dart at the map these days, and there's a pretty good chance it will land near a pro-democracy protest. Ukraine. Venezuela. Turkey. And now Taiwan, where well-organized students are trying to stop a rushed trade agreement with China.
The last emperors of China, the Qing Dynasty, were Manchus. Their language is close to dying out in modern China, so now there's a last-ditch effort to save it, and the link it provides to China's history and traditional medicine.
Early skyscrapers were a uniquely American creation. More specifically, they were a Chicago innovation. But China has now taken the lead when it comes to building the world's newest and tallest skyscrapers. Now, for its newest skyscrapers, China's turning to Chicago for some help.
Just an hour and half from Hiroshima lies the tiny island of Okunojima, probably better known as Rabbit Island. The island is populated by bunnies and tourists feeding those bunnies — but if you look closely you can see remnants of the island's past.
Seems everyone in the world is making fun of the most powerful nation on Earth these days for not being able to keep its own government running. But Chinese netizens think the US is inspiring, because the people actually hold some power.
American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.
A piece of Chinese jade art stolen more than 30 years ago has been returned to Harvard Art Museums. The ornamental incense burner was set to be auctioned in Hong Kong when officials realized it was stolen.
Is love, romantic love, a universal emotion? In the West, it often seems we live, die and even kill for love. Love is passionate, foolish and cherished. But in many cultures, arranged marriages are the norm and romantic love is, well, disruptive. It turns out people across the globe feel romantic love, but they don't necessarily act on it.
Two U.S. Congressman are accusing "sources" in China of hacking into their office computers, yet Chinese officials deny their government had any involvement in the cyberattacks; The World's Technology Correspondent Clark Boyd has the story.
The U.S. men's basketball opener vs. China on Sunday will be one of the most-watched Olympic events, and the players on both teams are under pressure to do well during the Games, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that disabled people in China still face many barriers and discrimination, but they are drawing inspiration from disabled athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics.
The financial crisis engulfing US institutions is being felt around the world, including China. But China's doing better than most. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad about two issues involving China -- the financial crisis and human rights. China is preparing to host a summit of Asian and European nations to discuss the financial crisis.