More than 10,000 refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into China amidst fighting between the Burmese military and a Chinese ethnic group. China is telling Myanmar's military government to deal with conflict. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
A custody battle between a Tennessee man and his Japanese ex-wife is highlighting legal differences between the two countries. Japan doesn't recognize international custody. Reporter Akiko Fujita has the story.
Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong and his arch-rival for control of China, Chiang Kai-shek had a complex relationship. Now two of their grandchildren have met for the first time. Marco Werman has more.
China has resisted calls for it to agree to binding verifiable targets for reducing emissions. But people in China say their government should be willing to make a commitment in Copenhagen. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.
Japan's parliament is considering letting ?permanent foreign residents? vote in local elections. It's a politically sensitive issue and, as Akiko Fujita reports, the bill has sparked a fierce public debate.
A new opera will premiere in Boston on Friday. It's based on the ancient Chinese legend that has never been brought to a Western audience. Sung in English with projected English and Chinese titles. The World's Adeline Sire has more.
For today's Global Hit, we're going to hear the sounds of a long-lost instrument. And now it's back, on an album called Along the Silk Road by harpist Tomoko Sugawara. The World's Alex Gallafent has our story.
Correspondent Yuen Chan tells the story of a Chinese man whose life has followed the twist and turns of the tense relationship between China's Communists and the remnants of the Chinese Nationalist army.
More than 5,000 people have been taken into custody in a crackdown on illegal World Cup gambling. Police raided hundreds of betting dens across Asia. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.