Human rights activist Ye Haiyan took part in a controversial stunt in 2012, volunteering as a free-of-charge prostitute for two days to highlight the plight of China's sex workers, estimated to number up to 6 million.
A new investigation finds that toxic electronic waste from the US is still being shipped to unsafe recyclers and dumps overseas, despite efforts to clean up the industry. Ken Christensen reports from Hong Kong.
What if instead of increasing spending on the military, that money was spent in other ways. Use our interactive and find out how a cut in global military spending could fund projects like climate change mitigation or ending world hunger.
Tibetans are embracing WeChat to communicate with friends and family who have left the remote part of China. But WeChat isn't just like any other social network, it's heavily monitored by the Chinese government.
Beijing-based Tsering Woeser has been documenting Tibetan self-immolation protests online for the past few years. But she says Facebook has now deleted one of her posts, and not for the reasons of graphic content that they've given her.
Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, are controversial around the world, sparking protests and marches. But a lawsuit among agricultural giants over GMOs is something few people would have predicted.
A deal signed by the US and China last month was not only the first major climate agreement that China has signed: It's also setting an example as the world prepares to hash out a new climate deal in 2015, giving much-needed momentum to talks currently taking place in Peru.
A controversial new study out of Yale concludes that people who speak languages without future verb tenses like Chinese are better at preparing for the future than people who use a future tense like in English, French, and Spanish for example.