In 1978, food writer Carolyn Phillips, an American, has just married into a Chinese family. Her husband’s family, especially her mother-in-law, was not happy about the union. Then she came up with an idea — to connect with them over food.
Decadence takes many forms. In China, some display their wealth by killing tigers at parties. Chinese officials are trying to stop the practice. In the UK, military officials are under fire for using pigs to test body armor and train medical personnel. And Taiwan's students protest with sunflowers, in today's Global Scan.
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.”
One of the participants at this week's Nobel symposium on climate change was Yuan Tseh Lee. He's a native of Taiwan who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with him about the meeting that just ended in London.