Lifestyle

Niche tours of hidden Tokyo reveal grit and history

Jan 16, 2018

For an in-depth look at Tokyo, consider booking a personalized tour to take you to older neighborhoods or dig down into history

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'

Jan 12, 2018

China rebukes Zara, Delta and Medtronic for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a new show of sensitivity about the self-ruled island

China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

Jan 12, 2018

Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after the company referred to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

Jan 12, 2018

Authorities in northern China's coal country demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party

North Korea to go to South Korea's Olympics after talks

Jan 9, 2018

North Korea to participate in Olympics in South Korea following talks to ease tensions

US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

Jan 6, 2018

The U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board

Red Square, Bangkok temple among ice festival sculptures

Jan 5, 2018

Ice sculptures of Moscow's Red Square and Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha are among landmarks featured in the world's largest ice festival

Bluefin tuna sold for $320,000 in Tsukiji's last new year

Jan 5, 2018

A 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has been sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo

China's Geely buying stake in Swedish truck maker Volvo

Dec 27, 2017

The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars is buying a stake in truck manufacturer AB Volvo

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong village holds once-a-decade festival

Dec 25, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Far from Hong Kong's hustle and bustle and towering skyscrapers, villagers hold one of the southern Chinese city's rare and colorful local festivals