Members of the Chinese middle class, 300 million strong, are increasingly looking outside their nation's borders when thinking about vacation. And when they travel, they spend big, making them a prime topic for businesses across the world -- including in Massachusetts.
Various people around the world are looking to Dec. 21, the last day on an ancient Mayan calendar, as the end of the world. And while that theory has long been discredited, some people, especially in China, are madly preparing for that day.
A Chinese company is moving to begin a large copper mining project in rural Myanmar, but its running into stiff resistance from monks and local farmers who say they're being taken advantage of. Police moved in with water cannons and fire bombs -- but the national government says that won't happen again.
China's propaganda ministry has long been an active controller of public messages in the Communist country. But nowadays, with greater access to the Internet and skepticism running high, the propaganda ministry is stepping up its efforts, but trying to be more unseen in what it does.
There's a lack of information regarding undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes. And with the ongoing deportation battle and inability to keep convicted immigrants incarcerated, potential solutions are discussed.
If you've seen Skyfall, you've probably been struck by the lair that the movie's villain has. It turns out, those deserted buildings and run down landscape are real, and really deserted, with a complicated history dating back to 19th century Japan.
Somewhere Between seeks to tell the story of the 80,000 girls adopted from Chinese families over the past 25 years. What feelings do they have as they manage their quest to understand what their roots are, and how that culture meshes with the culture they grew up in, here in the United States.
China's new leaders are the first post-revolutionary generation — they represent a shift from those who fought alongside Mao Zedong to the children of those Communist warriors. But whether this new generation is ready to make large-scale political and economic changes remains to be seen.
China's diet is evolving as the country becomes more economically powerful, and that's suddenly put the country's food safety system under a great deal of strain. Thousands have been sickened, and the Chinese people want answers and, more importantly, solutions.
China's efforts to grow its economy and its manufacturing base are meeting resistance as the country's middle class burgeons. In Ningbo, a plan to build a petrochemical plant was beaten back by protesters in the street who say these plants are affecting their health.