| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:32 PM
BEIJING — In J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, few dare to speak the name of the evil Lord Voldemort. Lately, Chinese politics has had its own "He Who Must Not Be Named" or "You Know Who": the former domestic security czar, Zhou Yongkang.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:20 AM
BEIJING -- A recently dismissed Hong Kong newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after assailants wounded him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike.
The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao daily...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Now this is spite raised to an art form.
As long as my colleagues are posting unconventional love-related stories on Valentine’s Day, this one might as well get some play too: A Shanghai man whose romance dissolved last year decided to spread...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:25 AM
BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory.
Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Only Muslims have the right to refer to their god as Allah, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday, setting off angry outcries among Christians and opposition political leaders that the government is oppressing minority faiths.
The name of Allah has...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"?
"It's not something I set out to do and not...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares reached new highs Tuesday after an upgrade from an analyst and a report that the social network may have gotten its foot in the door in China.
Shares have more than doubled in the last 52 weeks. They were up $1.69, or 4%...
| May 15, 2009
Hugh Van Es, a Dutch photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War and recorded the most famous image of the fall of Saigon in 1975 -- a group of people scaling a stairway to a CIA helicopter on a rooftop -- died Friday morning in Hong Kong, his wife said....
| May 25, 1989
BEIJING -- Conflicting official news reports Wednesday and early today--some painting a rosy picture of the situation in Beijing, others stressing enforcement of martial law--marked an epic battle for control of China raging through the top leadership,...
| Jun 21, 2010
In the anti-Communist hysteria of early 1950s America, nuclear physicist Joan Hinton was labeled "The Atom Spy Who Got Away."
Recruited at 22 to help develop the atom bomb, she was so repulsed when the U.S. dropped it on Japan during World War II that...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
MOSCOW — A plane from Hong Kong believed to be carrying the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden landed in the Russian capital late Sunday afternoon, and authorities said he was en route to Cuba.
There were conflicting reports...