Relations between mainland China and Taiwan have been complicated for decades. At the moment tensions appear to be easing and many tourists from the mainland have made the trip to Taiwan. Sandy Hausman our story.
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."
Comic artists in Taiwan and Hong Kong started a Facebook page, the Blonde Dalai Lama, after the Tibetan Buddhist leader's comments that he may be reincarnated as an attractive, “mischievous blonde woman.”
Throw a dart at the map these days, and there's a pretty good chance it will land near a pro-democracy protest. Ukraine. Venezuela. Turkey. And now Taiwan, where well-organized students are trying to stop a rushed trade agreement with China.