The world's population is expected to hit 10 billion this century. Future widespread hunger is a palpable fear. New research shows that it need not be.
First instituted over 60 years ago to help care for war orphans, the schools eventually began to attract a more moneyed clientele. Today, supporters say they promote independence, while critics say they leave some kids feeling abandoned.
Following on other restrictions designed to "clean up" airwaves, officials have announced that, among other rules, infomercials can only air for a maximum of three minutes per hour, and breast firming products can't be advertised at all.
The Chinese Characters Dictation Competition invited students to test their knowledge of written Chinese at a time when some say technology is eroding language skills. A nationwide audience tuned in for last Friday's finale.
In addition, the government ordered local networks to provide more "morality-building" documentaries and news shows.
A pending launch has supporters excited about a possible Asian space race and opponents concerned about more pressing needs here on Earth.
A secondary school in Hangzhou is one of several throughout China that have implemented rules designed to keep teens' focus on the books and off each other. They have been met with outrage from social media users.
This week, a street in the Chinese city of Hangzhou became home to a vending machine that stocks live crabs for 20 yuan (about US$3.27) apiece. The proprietor says it's for hungry customers who come by after closing time.
Trade and cultural relations between the two ancient nations are increasing as one seeks to emerge from years of economic crisis while the other continues to stretch its new economic muscle.
A new report shows worrisome incompetence among Air Force nuclear missile launch officers.
A rejoinder to the author of the Neurobonkers blog post criticizing my take on Edward Snowden.
More than 120,000 sites are operating in the .su domain space assigned to the former Soviet Union, and a significant number of them are up to no good. Getting rid of the suffix would be "a messy operation."
There is an imbalance between economic importance in global GDP and economic voice in the setting of the global economic agenda. What’s required for the future is a rebalancing of this mismatch.
From air filters in classrooms to sports domes covering school fields to bans on outdoor field trips, residents are doing everything they can to safeguard children from the effects of a worsening pollution crisis. Some are just leaving.