China's lawyers are hardly independent today, but a new regulation from the country's Ministry of Justice would require all attorneys to swear allegiance to the Communist Party before being granted a license to practice law.
South Korea has long been known for its lack of cultural diversity. Even today, the country is more than 99 percent ethnic Koreans. But things are slowly shifting, with more foreigners moving to the country and having ethnically mixed children -- which has presented new challenges for the government and the Korean people.
In Japan, there's a massive effort under way to figure out how to clean up the contamination from the radiation release at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Some wonder if it can even be done.
In small cities in Japan's tsunami zone, the rebuilding process is going slowly. Though some cities are trying to use the destruction as a chance to build better communities, they're running into problems of finding funding.
Relationships between North Korea and the United States may have thawed dramatically on Wednesday with the U.S. State Department and North Korea's state-run media announcing a suspension of nuclear enrichment in exchange for U.S. food aid.
A new independent report from Japan details just how close that country came to a "devil's chain reaction" of nuclear plant after nuclear plant melting down and sending a plume of radiation over the city of Tokyo and its 30 million inhabitants.
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.
North Korea is promising more of the same and continues to make threats against South Korea and its western allies as the country moves forward under new leader Kim Jong-un.
South Korea's army is much smaller than that of the North's, though it's vastly more advanced and backed by the United States. The country's soldiers are concerned that with such a young leader in Kim Jong-un, North Korea could do something that leads to an attack.