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Young migrants changing face of Chinese cities

Monday, Mar, 14 at 11:52 am,

DONGGUAN, China: Li Biying’s hands tell you she’s left the farm behind. Her long, tapered fingernails pinch apart pieces of gauzy fabric at the underwear factory that is her ticket out of rural poverty. They wouldn’t last long in the fields where her parents coax corn, potatoes and greens from terraced plots.

Japan Without Water, Power, Food Amid Fears of Nuclear Meltdowns

Sunday, Mar, 13 at 5:49 pm,

People across a devastated swath of Japan suffer for a third day without water, electricity and proper food, as authorities race to combat threat of nuclear reactors and thousands are confirmed dead in the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country.

Dalai Lama to quit political role

Thursday, Mar, 10 at 10:53 am,

Tibetan spiritual leader says he will step down as political head of government-in-exile at next session of parliament.

Chinese IPOs in US to surge by 50% in 2011

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 2:53 pm,

SHANGHAI – The number of Chinese companies listing in the United States will surge by 50 percent this year after hitting a record high in 2010, said a senior partner of Ernst & Young on Monday.

Welcome to Thailand's "human zoo"

Tuesday, Feb, 01 at 10:12 am,

Patrick Winn – Tourists in Thailand pay cash to meet exotic-looking war refugees. MAE HONG SON, Thailand — When war became unbearable in Mu Dti’s remote Burmese village, she fled. For four days, she scrambled along mountain switchbacks, leaving sectarian conflict behind for the safety of a Thai refugee camp.

Chinese Pianist Played Anti-American Propaganda Tune at White House?

Sunday, Jan, 23 at 10:56 pm,

Matthew Robertson – Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early morning TV viewers in China knew it would be played an hour or two beforehand. At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set,

US cable: China leaders ordered hacking on Google

Sunday, Dec, 05 at 2:29 pm,

BEIJING – Contacts told American diplomats that hacking attacks against Google were ordered by China's top ruling body and a senior leader demanded action after finding search results that were critical of him, leaked U.S. government memos show.

Is Nepal the next Afghanistan?

Sunday, Nov, 28 at 1:36 pm,

Jason Overdorf – The fight battle against opium in Afghanistan is pushing the problem into Nepal.

India Worries About War with the ‘ChiPak Threat’

Monday, Nov, 08 at 2:45 pm,

John J. Xenakis – In recent months, we’ve seen China’s policies in the South China and the East China seas become increasingly confrontational and belligerent, as they’ve claimed that hundreds of islands, waters and sea lanes that have historically been part of other countries or public passageways are China’s “core interests” and part of mainland China.

Taiwan: Commercial bloggers cash in

Monday, Oct, 25 at 10:36 am,

10.25.10 – TAIPEI, Taiwan — Hu Jia-wei started posting cartoons about her office life to her blog in 2004 because work was "too boring."

The Real Case for Defunding NPR

Saturday, Oct, 23 at 10:27 am,

10.23.10 – SETH LIPSKY – My quarrel with government subsidies is that they cast a chill over the markets in which entrepreneurs seek to raise capital for highbrow journalism..

China's next leader? A look at Xi Jinping's rise.

Wednesday, Oct, 20 at 10:59 am,

10.20.10 – Vice President Xi Jinping was promoted Monday to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, a key post seen as the penultimate step on the ladder to China's top job in 2013.
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India: Mumbai zoo vs. botanical gardens

Tuesday, Oct, 19 at 12:11 pm,

10.19.10 – MUMBAI, India — An elaborate city plan to revamp Mumbai’s zoo into a world-class animal park has angered environmentalists who argue the project will damage the city’s 149-year-old botanical garden, in which the zoo resides. Mumbai zoo is due an upgrade. But will it be an improvement?

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