| Aug 24, 2013
In a hardscrabble district of South El Monte, near a decommissioned missile site, tucked away behind a warehouse filled with Chinese sunglasses, lies a secret orchard bearing a rare and mysterious Asian fruit. It's the work of a wealthy Taiwanese man,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In a night of unexpected winners, Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi's study of the denizens of a famous highway circling Rome, "Sacro GRA," was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, Saturday.
The Silver Lion Award,...
| Jun 9, 2013
NANJING, China — I approached Nanjing on a bullet train from Shanghai, just 160 miles away, watching the weirdly empty countryside whip past my window.
The world's most populous nation seemed to be missing a billion or so people.
A digital panel...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:35 AM
BEIJING -- China on Tuesday dismissed as groundless the Pentagon's latest and most direct accusation yet that Beijing is engaging in cyber-spying on the U.S. government and businesses to acquire information to strengthen its military capabilities and...
| Oct 7, 2012
President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Little, Brown: 481 pp., $29.99
For even cursory students of the 1950s, Evan Thomas' new book, "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower'...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Peter Chen, new to America, found Winnie Liu on Skype as he searched for kindred souls living nearby in Los Angeles.
They texted. They met for a meal at a mall. They fell in love — and somehow 71/2 years slid by.
On Wednesday, 12/12/12, they wed...
| Dec 20, 2012
Richard Baum, a leading China expert at UCLA who founded a lively and influential Internet forum used by hundreds of scholars, diplomats, journalists and government officials to follow ideas and trends in contemporary Chinese politics, died Friday at...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:14 PM
The Los Angeles County clerk's office in Norwalk is a busy place. But Wednesday was busier than usual, especially for the volunteers who perform civil marriage ceremonies. Seventy 12-12-12 wedding ceremonies were scheduled in the office's chapels. Susan...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:40 AM
While the Obama Administration is under stiff scrutiny for overhauling healthcare and requiring citizens to have insurance in the United States, the idea of universal health care is taking off elsewhere around the globe, according to a new report from the...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Lin Ching-Tai is a 52-year-old Presbyterian minister in Taiwan. But for the epic action film “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale,” he traded his vestments for tattoos and a fake scar, transforming into the legendary aboriginal chief Mouna...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:33 AM
Chino Hills is moving to shut down a residence allegedly housing women from China who want to give birth to U.S.-citizen children. On Saturday, a group called Not in Chino Hills staged a street corner protest against the site. "They......