| Aug 16, 2010
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When they were referenced in the 2004 quirky comedy "Napolean Dynamite," most people thought ligers were fictional creatures. But as we have learned since then, not only are they very real animals that can grow up to 12 feet long,......
| Jul 21, 2010
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Anne Shih, whose work as an emissary has been crucial to the Bowers Museum's emergence as a venue for coveted exhibitions from China, including the record-setting "Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor" show in 2008, has been elected......
| Jul 13, 2010
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As HTC carries out its so-far successful invasion of the U.S. cellphone market, the Taiwanese company's neighbor to the north is staging an American blitz of its own. Micro-Star International (MSI) is preparing an arsenal of touch-screen computers while...
| Mar 11, 2010
My grandmother never liked my name.
Her eldest son, my father, had given me his name, though everyone knew that was taboo in Chinese tradition. So my grandmother insisted on calling me by the name she had given me: Lin Da. Last name first, in the Chinese...
| Mar 20, 2011
Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
| Nov 25, 2010
Huang Hua, a former translator for Mao Tse-tung who oversaw China's formation of diplomatic ties with the United States in 1979, died Wednesday in Beijing. He was 97.
State broadcaster CCTV said Huang died of an undisclosed illness.
Huang, who was named...
| Jul 13, 2010
Collector of endangered music
David Fanshawe, 68, a widely traveled musical explorer best known as the composer of "African Sanctus," died July 5, according to a statement on his website. Carolyn Date, chorus manager of the Bournemouth...
| Mar 6, 2011
If language limitations have kept Asia off your destination list, smart-phone applications can help you overcome those barriers. Before you go abroad, try testing apps that use the Internet or GPS to determine how much data roaming they do. Adding an...
| May 29, 2011
Penguin Press: 586 pp., $36
Henry Kissinger was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for negotiating the Paris peace accords that established a ceasefire in the Vietnam War and let the United States extricate itself from that...
| Jun 24, 2011
— Political films can be a tough sell in many countries, to say the least. But director Huang Jianxin is confident that he's sitting on a blockbuster with "Beginning of the Great Revival," a historical epic detailing the founding of China's...
| Mar 22, 2011
Poking around a pirate DVD shop down the block from the Apple Store in central Beijing one recent afternoon on her lunch break, Zhou Xin eyed the floor-to-ceiling selection of Oscar-nominated films, indie flicks and B-movies such as "Nude Nuns With Big...