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Op-Ed Contributor: Yan Lianke on Writing in China

published about 6 hours ago
Op-Ed Contributor: Yan Lianke on Writing in China
From the shadows I lift my pen to write. I search for love, goodness and a perpetually beating heart.

North Korea Says Kim Personally Ordered Release of Detained American Jeffrey Fowle

published about 6 hours ago
North Korea Says Kim Personally Ordered Release of Detained American Jeffrey Fowle
North Korea said its leader, Kim Jong-un, had ordered the release of Mr. Fowle, one of three Americans recently detained there, after requests from President Obama.

Kenny G Stirs Controversy With Visit to Hong Kong Protest

published about 8 hours ago
The musician is hugely popular in China, and Beijing did not appreciate his getting involved in the pro-democracy demonstrations.

Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keeping Quiet

published about 9 hours ago
Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keeping Quiet
As a fight over the city’s political fate unfolds, those who arguably have the most clout with Beijing and the most at stake have maintained a studied silence.

Arrest of U.S. Marine in Killing of Filipino May Test Military Ties

published about 10 hours ago
Some Philippine senators cited the case in calling for a review of the accord setting the rules under which American military forces visit the country.