China is known around the world as the place that makes the televisions, iPhones and iPads that are in hot demand. Their culture doesn't share the same way, though. But could it?
China, citing historical discoveries, says that the entire South China Sea should be its own exclusive economic zone. The Philippines, however, shares a long border with the sea and sees some of it as its own. So does Vietnam, and other regional countries. That's got some a little nervous.
In the State of the Union, President Barack Obama insisted he would bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But, to some, the proposals he laid out barely begin to address the disadvantages American companies face in manufacturing at home.
About 14 nuclear reactors are planned for construction in the United States now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a new class of reactors for use here. They cost billions of dollars, but can provide power to 800,000 homes each.
Taiwan's decision to re-elect President Ma Ying-jeou is a sign that most Taiwanese are OK with the cozier ties that have developed with mainland China. But is China OK with leaving things where they are, or do they want more of a move toward reunification.
Taiwan chose their next president in elections across the country today. Ma Ying-jeou, the incumbent, swept into power four years ago with a broad mandate, but his support waned in recent months.
The new Apple iPhone 4S was launched in China on Friday to enormous crowds. The crowds were so large, and so raucous, that the Beijing store never opened. Apple announced it would not be selling the new iPhones at its retail stores.
Officials in China are taking their biggest step yet in an effort to release more captive-bred pandas into the wild, in hopes of rebuilding dwindling stocks of the animals.
In China, to question the government is to invite trouble. But in a digital media world, the ability to do that is easier than ever. That means those who are so inclined need to find a way to do it without getting in trouble and more often than not that means turning to humor.
In Fort Dodge, Iowa, a South Korean company is bringing a factory to town. Across the U.S. Midwest, communities are trying to lure foreign investment to get economies going again.