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  • Who freed Asia?

    President bush is not generally known for his firm grasp of history. But this has not stopped him from using history to justify his policies -- most recently in a speech to U.S. veterans in which he defended his aim to "stay the course" in Iraq by...
  • James Lilley dies at 81; ambassador to China and CIA operative

    James Lilley dies at 81; ambassador to China and CIA operative
    James R. Lilley, a longtime CIA operative in Asia who served as ambassador to China during the Tiananmen Square crackdown and was regarded as one of the most pragmatic voices on the modern Sino-American relationship, has died. He was 81. Lilley died...
  • Theme restaurants give diners a change of scenery

    Theme restaurants give diners a change of scenery
    She's wearing white knee socks and black high-heeled Mary Janes, a ruffled headband, and a short petticoat-lined dress with puff sleeves, rounded collar and a patch-pocket apron, and she's here to pour your tea and serve cucumber finger sandwiches....
  • Cathay Pacific Airways' 2008 All Asia Pass offers budget travel to Hong Kong, more cities

    The 2008 Cathay Pacific Airways All Asia Pass is out, offering a chance to visit Hong Kong and up to four additional destinations over 21 days for one price. The pass offers passengers roundtrip economy class travel from San Francisco, Los Angeles or New...
  • What's good for Taiwan

    ON MARCH 22, Taiwan's citizens, demonstrating their commitment to a free and open political system, overwhelmingly elected Ma Ying-jeou, the candidate of the Nationalist Party, as their new president. With 76% of eligible voters turning out, Ma beat the...
  • Your Scene: mountain-grown in Taiwan

    Qi Ding of Los Angeles grew up in mainland China but had never been to Taiwan. She went to the island in November and came across these young women picking tea leaves. "I didn't know how beautiful it was -- otherwise, I would have stayed longer," she...
  • China's man at the anchor desk

    Edwin Maher was having a "Broadcast News" moment, feeling a flicker of self-doubt, an attack of the sweats waiting to happen beneath the white-hot studio lights. The veteran Australian TV reporter and weatherman was starting a new job abroad as a prime-...
  • Films and programs: Spain tour presentation, Taiwan slide show

    SPAIN Presentation Mike Wiesmeier, a former Disney animation artist, will discuss his weeklong sketching tour to Spain, scheduled for this summer. Where, when: Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Admission: Free. Info: RSVP...
  • Need to Know

    Furnishings fit for a queen An exhibition on the life and legacy of doomed French Queen Marie Antoinette runs through June 30 at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, just off the Champs Élysées in Paris. Although the Grand Palais exhibition...
  • Asian stock markets plunge after Wall Street falls

    Asian stock markets plunge after Wall Street falls
    The steep decline in U.S. stocks sent Asian stock markets tumbling sharply Tuesday as investors were rattled by concerns over an expanding global financial crisis. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index fell 4.8 percent to 11,632.99, falling under than...
  • Chinese medicine classes teach ancient remedies

    The world is divided into two categories: those who get the flu, and those who don't. Not only did I fall into the former, but it happened a week before my scheduled departure for Taiwan and Hong Kong. "Nobody goes to Hong Kong with the flu," my husband,...