Asia

Fukushima's ghost towns struggle to recover amid soaring radiation levels

For towns in the 20-mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant, the 2011 quake is a disaster that never ends.

Fukushima's radioactive water to be dumped into Pacific Ocean

No risk to public health, Japanese nuclear company TEPCO maintains.

Indian jewelry ad sparks social media storm for portrayal of woman's remarriage

An older, divorced, dark-skinned woman is portrayed as the blushing bride in a bold new ad that has been making waves in India.

China's People's Daily erects phallic HQ

People's Daily building: This had to be on purpose.

Japanese teen girls with superpowers

Unlike the bagel head "trend" awhile back, this one's the real deal: Japanese high school girls (and guys) have an online trend of performing "Makankousappou" ( often tweeted as...

CNN's misinformed report on Chinese drinkers sparks 350,000 Weibo responses: The SinoFile

Hey CNN, China's actually not the world's second most drink-loving nation.

English 'crippling' Chinese education, says NPC official: The SinoFile

Is this the beginning of the end for China's English frenzy?

Foreigners don't know beans about China, says NPC official: The SinoFile

With deep uncertainties looming in the future for the stability of China's rise, it seems some in Beijing have forgotten the foremost lesson of Deng Xiaoping's development project.

CNOOC optimistic about Nexen buy amid FIPA controversy: The SinoFile

The company cites Chinese politics and economy as a reason why the deal may not end up as planned.

Hupacasath First Nation files affidavits in case against China-Canada FIPA: The SinoFile

A BC First Nation formally launches its campaign against the FIPA deal.