Regions / China
Alongside rising protests from farmers and workers, China now confronts a middle class anxious about a slowdown in growth and burned by the stock market bust. It’s a volatile brew.
First promised over a half a century ago, Nepal's new constitution is surprisingly progressive. But it's led to tensions with neighboring India and with underrepresented ethnic groups.
Despite risks to domestic politics and local administration, Germany is opening its gates to vast numbers of refugees.
The impulse to "boldly go" has gotten humanity into a mess of trouble.
The world's two major powers lost a decade that could have been spent hashing out responses to climate change, the arms trade, and the global recession.
Despite the ongoing islands dispute, Japan and China are growing closer.
Taiwan's political press is calling a student textbook protest the country's next Sunflower Movement — "High School Edition."
Like Japan and the United States, China will soon be graying, while India will be brimming over with youthful workers.
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
U.S. efforts to construct an "armed peace" in the Asia-Pacific are only encouraging a cycle of escalation.