Former CIA-backed guerrillas — rivals of Chairman Mao Zedong — are now embracing the tourism industry, years after setting up the arteries and networks that sustain the Golden Triangle drug trade to this day.
China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.
President Xi Jinping was formally handed a second term Wednesday, with no clear successor emerging in a revamped ruling council, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for him to dominate China for decades to come.
Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution seems to only get bigger as the days go by. At the center of the protests, demonstrators say they're not planning on leaving any time soon, even as their demands to Beijing remain unclear.
Mexico looks to have NSA-like plans in mind with its new telecommunications reform proposal. And that's not sitting well with some of the country's youth. Plus, the pro-Russia eastern regions of Ukraine have turned out to be a dangerous place for independent reporters. And a film controversy in China, in today's Global Scan.
Host Lisa Mullins talks with The World's book critic, Chris Merrill, about two Chinese novels recently out in English translations: the books are "Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out" by Mo Yan, and "Wolf Totemï¿½ by Jiang Rong.
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.
The unrest that's sweeping through Arab nations apparently has China's leaders nervous. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on a controversial new policy at China's Peking University that targets students with "radical thoughts" for counseling.