China has a growing group of nouveau riche. Much of that wealth has been amassed by Communist Party elites and their friends but some are discovering that having money without manners doesn't buy them respect. A few of them are seeking to remedy that.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are running high, with North Korea vowing to take pre-emptive military strikes against South Korea and U.S. forces around the Pacific Ocean, while the South is promising to respond to any aggression with bullets first, and politics later.
North Korea has ratcheted up its anti-American rhetoric, saying it has missiles on standby to attack US bases and even the American mainland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Beijing correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad.
China's about to complete its once-a-decade leadership transition, with Xi Jinping taking over for Wen Jiabao. As Wen prepares to leave office, he was surprisingly frank about his administration's failings -- and offered concrete advice to his successor.
This week saw a rare public outburst against censorship in China. It's been resolved for the moment but as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, the censorship and subsequent protests say a lot about changing expectations in China.