The city’s protest camp is the final torchbearer for the 99%. But how much longer can the Occupiers hold out?
The American operators that entered China’s gambling mecca in the past decade took big gambles. Despite years of record revenue, they remain risky ventures
Today’s picks: recent history repeating itself in Pakistan, insider politics Japan-style and how a U.N. climate change compensation scheme went awry.
Today’s picks: resistance to Islamism in Mali, the illegal organs trade and more recriminations between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea.
Hong Kong marked the 15th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule and the inauguration of a new Chief Executive on July 1. Despite some spectacular fireworks, the mood was far from celebratory
Today we focus on coverage of investigations of official wrongdoing in China, the furor over the political situation in Egypt, and why Germans think Obama has failed
Among today’s stories: The Obama Administration ramps up its spying efforts in Africa, Hugo Chavez’s campaign for another presidential term and how the lives of Greece’s riches haven’t been dented by the crisis.
What you need to know about world news on June 13: Helicopters get sent to Syria; (lots of) fish get thrown out in Europe; and a plague of locusts gets set to descend on Mali.
The world news you need to know on June 12: Putin cracks down on opposition as protesters mass; the U.S. hands India, but not China, a waiver allowing it to temporarily circumvent sanctions and import Iranian oil; and the debate …
The Philippine government has plans to turn Bohol province into a major Southeast Asian tourist destination. But the country is going to have to address its violent reputation and crumbling infrastructure first
Must reads for June 11: What will Spain’s bailout really achieve? Who killed Li Wangyang? And will any of Mexico’s presidential hopefuls solve the country’s bloody narco crisis?
Internal Democracy — The South China Morning Post reports that senior members of the Communist Party held an internal poll in May to select their favored top leaders for the party’s 25-member Politburo and the Politburo Standing Committee, its inner-most cabinet, for the next 10 years. It writes: “If this experiment goes well and …
Family Business – The New York Times explores at length how China’s so-called ‘Princeling’ generation — the descendants of Communist Party leaders — use family ties to gain jobs, wealth and influence. “Evidence is mounting…[they] have also amassed vast wealth, often playing central roles in businesses closely entwined with the …