Travel

Sands woos Japan with vision for top sports, concert venues

Oct 4, 2017

Las Vegas Sands deploys David Beckham and other top sports, music and entertainment figures in effort to woo Japan as it prepares to issue licenses for casinos.

Tibet to suspend foreign visits until after party congress

Sep 25, 2017

A Chinese tourism official says visits by foreigners to Tibet will be suspended until the close of a major political meeting in Beijing next month

Travel limits to affect few NKoreans; most in US are envoys

Sep 25, 2017

North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the country already under severe sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program

AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

Sep 21, 2017

AP Interview: The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon

Chinese border calm as North Korea ramps up nuclear program

Sep 7, 2017

People in the Chinese city of Dandong along the border with North Korea say the global tensions over Pyongyang's missile launches and nuclear tests have made little impact on their city and its tourism industry

AP PHOTOS: Appeasing restless ghosts in Hong Kong

Sep 5, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Appeasing restless ghosts in Hong Kong in raucous celebrations marked by feasts and music

New rules, tech are dimming Hong Kong's signature neon glow

Aug 31, 2017

Neon signs advertising shops and nightclubs gave Hong Kong a signature look to match its economic boom, but the visual heritage is fading as technology and regulations turn off the lights

Western brand, Chinese characteristics: Club Med at Guilin

Aug 23, 2017

A Club Med resort in Guilin, China, bows to Chinese tastes with a contemplative and serene vibe

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

Aug 17, 2017

China's leaders are holding an unofficial retreat ahead of the fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch his second term

Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'

Aug 16, 2017

Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in "The Tag Along 2," a sequel to the 2015 hit that's loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan