As celebratory diversions go, the fireworks used to mark China’s Spring Festival wreak a huge amount of carnage. On Feb. 1 a truck delivering fireworks in central Henan province exploded, causing a bridge collapse that killed …
One of the sayings trotted out when people try to explain Chinese politics is, “The mountains are high, and the emperor is far away.” It is meant to describe the limits on the power of the central government and the ability …
Google is adding details to its online map of North Korea, which had previously appeared as a largely featureless void on the Google Maps service
North Korea today declared it may soon carry out a third nuclear test as part of “a new phase of the anti-U.S. struggle”
The plot feels like a rehash of “The Hangover Part II” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” but why is the film such a hit?
On Tuesday, Google exec Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson visited a computer lab in Pyongyang as part of a four-day trip to North Korea
A dispute over a New Year’s editorial has generated an unusually heated public debate, with some reporters and editors threatening to strike and many readers rallying to their defense
Days after it signaled that an upcoming launch might be delayed, North Korea fired a long-range rocket, heightening regional concerns about its growing ability to threaten neighbors
At a press conference in Stockholm Mo Yan defended the need for censorship and also declined to repeat earlier comments in support of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
On the streets of China it is a common snack, a dense nougat made from nuts, candied fruits, flour and corn syrup known informally as qiegao — literally “cut cake.” It is shaped into large, thick sheets and sold on the …
The government led by Kim Jong Un has already attempted one launch, but plans to try again from Dec. 10 to 22
The nephew of exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng was tried on Friday and sentenced to three years and three months in prison on charges related to a clash with local officials