Reporter Mary Kay Magistad spent 20 years reporting on China, and says Hong Kong's ingrained culture of law and rights is too powerful for Beijing's normal methods of control to work. And that's in large part because Beijing has ignored the city's real opinions.
Sushi has taken Russia by storm during Vladimir Putin's 12-year reign as president and prime minister. But Moscow's involvement in Ukraine is making it more difficult for Russians to get their sushi fix.
University students in Hong Kong don't have a reputation for being zealous when it comes to politics. But on Monday, an estimated 13,000 young people turned out for a pro-democracy rally to send a message to the central government in Beijing and pave the way for a broader movement.
Tennis player Li Na never reached number one on the women’s world tour, and she only won two Grand Slam tournaments — most recently, this year’s Australian Open. But her retirement announcement Friday was greeted as a major event by the tennis world.
You've seen the new iPhone 6. You want one. You buy one. So what do you do with your old iPhone to make sure it doesn't end up in some e-waste toxic pile in West Africa? We've got a few recommendations from an e-waste expert.
Mosques have huge variations in their designs and decorations. But when it comes to designing new mosques in the US, one architect wants to focus on sustainability instead of ornate designs and big chandeliers.
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 post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it's now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
The nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is considered the second worst nuclear disaster in history. Science journalist, Geoff Brumfiel has been writing about the Fukushima disaster for Nature magazine. He spoke with Marco Werman.
Over the summer, university students will pour into the US. And the number of Chinese students flocking here is growing. Yet many of these students can lack know-how of life in America; some colleges are aggressively trying to help them integrate.
The Obama Administration recently announced a ban on land mine production, but still will not sign the Ottawa Agreement, an international agreement banning the use of land mines. One of the treaty architects, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, says pressure is rising for the US to join the 161 nations that have signed the treaty.
China's foreign ministry has strongly criticized the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea. A government spokesman said the view, expressed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "neglects the facts."
The World's Leo Hornak reports on a new Chinese translation of James Joyce's notoriously difficult novel "Finnegans Wake." The book has become a sensation in Chinese literary circles, the first print run selling out in weeks.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.
Rui Chenggang is well known for his provocative interviews with corporate and world business leaders for CCTV — the state-run Chinese Central Television. But last week, just before going on air, he was taken away by the authorities.
Christmas isn't a national holiday in Japan but many Japanese celebrate the 25th with a special meal: fried chicken ? specifically, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Colonel Sander's chicken is considered a Christmas tradition there. Akiko Fujita reports.
?Avatar' is hugely popular in China, but the government has been pulling it out of theaters to replace it with the epic about the life of Confucius, starring Chow Yun-fat. Mary Kay Magistad went to the movies to find out what people in China make of this.
Europe has joined the United States in a call to suspend commercial fishing for Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna. Many experts say the Blue Fin is seriously over fished. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports, opponents have pledged to ignore any ban.
The city of Nanjing, China, is the answer to our geo quiz today. Right now 22 people are on trial there for swapping sex partners. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Stan Abrams, a lawyer and author of the blog China Hearsay.
There have been several knife attacks on kindergarten students and staff in China The latest was today. At least seven children and one teacher were killed. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Damian Grammaticus, who's in Beijing.
This remix of Carl Douglas's 1974 smash hit, 'Kung Fu Fighting' came out a few years ago. It takes us out of China and across to Japan. This version come from one of the most successful reggae-dub outfits to come out of Japan, a group called Audio Active.
Akiko Fujita reports that the Japanese government is hoping a former North Korean spy will help solve a mystery of what happened to several Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea during the Cold War.
Japan officially has the world's largest number of people over the age of 100. But a recent series of grisly discoveries has put that exact number in doubt. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo on what's happening to Japan's centenarians.
A naval confrontation led to the Japanese detention of a Chinese fishing skipper in disputed waters earlier this month. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details and analysis from the World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
The poppy has different symbolic meanings if you're in China or if you're in Britain. That made things somewhat awkward as members of the British government made a diplomatic visit to Beijing today. The World's Alex Gallafent explains.