When four Mormons went on their mission trips to China, they unlocked a passion for Chinese music. They learned new instruments that have allowed them to present a completely different type of music from anything heard in the United States.
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 southern Pacific is home to someof the last healthy tuna populations, but they're coming under intense pressure from international fishing fleets. Shannon Service reports from Palau on the tiny country's efforts to protect its tuna populations from overfishing.
China's government often says that democracy isn't appropriate for a Chinese Confucian culture. But Chinese pro-democracy activists in Taiwan say democracy works just fine there. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that the Chinese crackdown on Tibet -- and calls for an Olympic boycott over China's human rights record -- pose a dilemma for Taiwan's president-elect: that is, get closer to China
As the Republican Party prepares to nominate its first Mormon candidate for president next week, there's growing interest in Mormon practice, especially young Mormons serving missions around the world.
After this week's attacks around Boston, the common, household pressure cooker has become associated with death, destruction and the Boston Marathon. But this fairly simple pot is a crucial cooking tool around the world. And it's going to need an image makeover.
Items in some western, fast-food chains are disappearing from the menu in China. Why? They potentially contain meat that was beyond its expiration date. Meanwhile a US Congressman gets confused over the nationality of two US government employees, and a survivor of a Taiwanese plane crash describes her ordeal — in today's Global Scan.