Buddha’s birthday has not always been a major holiday for Buddhists, but is now celebrated in diverse ways throughout Asia.
Protests took hold across Pakistan following the detention of the opposition leader and former cricket star – raising tensions in an election year.
A new study looks back into history to assess human impacts on the range of Asian elephants and finds sharp decline starting several centuries ago.
The ‘Washington Declaration’ unveiled during the state visit by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol gives Seoul a greater role in coordinating a nuclear response strategy.
The meeting is just the second US state visit during the Biden administration. It comes as Washington and Seoul face common concerns.
Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, Myanmar’s military has killed more than 3,000 civilians and pro-democracy activists. But the army has struggled to contain an armed resistance movement.
While there are some benefits to the free trade agreement, the UK would be better off striking a deal with its neighbours.
South Africa’s focus should be on maintaining smooth relations with critical export markets while searching for new ones.
US lawmakers heard testimony that suggests the era of engagement with China is over. Rather, policy may be hardening.
Research across 67 countries shows single men were more inclined to ignore anti-Covid measures than their female or married peers. To face off new variants, health campaigns need to target them.
For the first time since 1961, deaths in China have outpaced births – and unlike that one-year decline, the downward trend is likely to continue.
Successive Japanese administrations have tried – and largely failed – to reduce urban overcrowding for 70 years.
The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
In 2014, Chinese researchers published more papers than any other country for the first time. In 2019, China overtook the U.S. as the No. 1 publisher of the most influential papers.
Jiang oversaw China’s reemergence on the global stage, and sustained growth at home. But his policies also set the scene for excess and the growth of President Xi Jinping.
Comparisons have been made to the 1989 demonstrations that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre. An expert on Chinese protests explains why that is half right.
To boost their attractiveness to tourists and residents alike, in 2020 the towns of Gongju and Buyeo – once Imperial capitals – launched the “Smart Town Challenge” to link online and offline services.
The Mahāyāna branch of Buddhism likely emerged around the first centuries A.D. and was most readily carried through the Silk Road and maritime trade routes.
What might seem like ‘normal’ social greetings among many Asian communities can be felt as stigmatising for unmarried and childless women.
A recent barrage of nuclear-capable missile tests and a change in law setting out the conditions for a nuclear strike show that North Korea’s leader is intent on reunification on his terms.