| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2012
Pastry obsessives might have an affinity for layer cakes, fruit tarts or croissants, and may even know where to score kouign amann (the caramelized Breton pastry). Filipino silvanas and Danishes by way of Taiwan are probably a taller order. How about warm...
| Mar 24, 2008
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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...
| Mar 29, 2008
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...
| Feb 3, 2008
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...