East Asia


Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the common theme that connects Australia's coastal region "The Great Sandy," North Korea's Mount Myohyang, and Lagunas de Montebello, near the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The answer is....they are all newly deemed 'biosphere reserves.'

Development & Education

GM thrives in China

Business is actually booming for GM in China. Sales there for the first five months of this year rose by more than a third over the same period last year. Today, GM said its problems in the US will have no impact on its thriving operations in China. The World's China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad says the Chinese aren't too worried about GM's bankruptcy.

Global Politics

Confucian education in Britain

The ancient teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius are serving as the modern-day inspiration for England's schools minister, Jim Knight. He wants to import Confucian-style teaching methods to classrooms across the country. The World's Laura Lynch has this report.

Conflict & Justice

Remembering Tiananmen

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. Many Chinese remember the event vividly, but it's a day the Chinese government would rather forget.

Conflict & Justice

A legal dispute over remembering Tiananmen

Twenty years ago today, Chinese troops cleared Tiananmen Square. Hundreds, possibly thousands of people were killed in and around the square. Chinese students had been calling for democracy and free speech. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing on an ongoing legal dispute over a documentary about the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown called "The Gate of Heavenly Peace". The case pits the filmmakers against one of the student demonstrators.

Arts, Culture & Media

Marriage-hunting in Japan

In Japan, many singles are taking no chances when it comes to getting married. They're going to "marriage hunting" events, a mix between speed dating and a job interview. Even the government is getting involved. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.