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.
The Cantonese-speaking heartland of southern China is also the country's most populous region. But Beijing still considers the region's native language of Cantonese to be a minority dialect, and now it wants Cantonese broadcasters to switch to Mandarin — but why now?
Mosques have huge variations in their designs and decorations. But when it comes to designing new mosques in the US, one architect wants to focus on sustainability instead of ornate designs and big chandeliers.
China is cracking down on human rights lawyers. Dozens of them have been detained by authorities in recent days, and exiled lawyer Teng Biao says it’s part of a wider offensive against Chinese civil society.
Ash trees across North America have been falling by the million to an invasive beetle from China, the emerald ash borer. Now scientists in New Hampshire and elsewhere are introducing another bug from China in a last-ditch effort to save some ash trees.
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.