Donald Trump's lead in the GOP primary has stunned a lot of people, and not just Americans. Citizens of foreign nations can't help choose the next president, but they're undoubtedly influenced by who occupies the White House.
Five missing booksellers from Hong Kong have re-surfaced after months in the twilight zone. They appeared on Chinese TV this week as "guests" of China's judicial system. Their crime appears to have been selling books that allege misdeeds by China's elite.
Beijing, with 21 million people, has some of the worst air pollution and traffic congestion in the world. Residents agree that something must be done, but don't ask them to get rid of their beloved cars.
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.
China has the NBA's largest international fan base, and the league is making a big play for Chinese viewers with a TV deal and special Chinese-themed uniforms for the Lunar New Year. But while it might be good business, what do Chinese Americans think of the jerseys?
The struggle to find balance between old and new, modernity and tradition, respect and assimilation, is one that people all over the world have been navigating for centuries. In this case, the tension was encapsulated in a series of beautiful photos that turned half a billion heads.
In Chinese cities like Beijing, a rising awareness about the dangers of air pollution is evident on people's faces. More and more Beijingers are wearing masks to protect themselves from air pollution. But, in order for them to offer any protection at all, they first must be worn correctly.
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.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms are one potential treatment for depression. Another is hip hop music — it seems the dark lyrics might reach those who feel equally hopeless. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to the rescue of China's first lady and his gallant act gets erased by Chinese censors. And in Pakistan, a group of schools hold an "I am not Malala" Day. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
What does it mean to be American? What does it mean to be Chinese? And how, as an adopted Chinese daughter of an American Caucasian mother, do you find a balance that works for you? And how did China's one-child policy make that a question faced by tens of thousands of Chinese-born American girls and young women? In search of perspective, Maya Ludtke, 19, traveled back to the town where she was born, meeting girls growing up as she might have, if her parents had kept her.
Expeditions to climb Mount Everest were put on hold this year, after an accident killed 16 Sherpas. But a Chinese woman reached the summit, and officials suspect she may have inappropriately used a helicopter. Meanwhile, in China, officials are using public trials to send a message to Uighur separatists, and Norway's touted prostitution reform is under attack. All that in today's Global Scan.