Asia

China's One Child Policy lives on, for better or for worse: The SinoFile

Why would Beijing hold onto a policy that the nation's leading academics say may cripple China socially and economically?

How Aaron Swartz contributed to Chinese Internet freedom: The SinoFile

Renowned voice on the Chinese Internet tells VO how Swartz contributed to Chinese Internet freedoms.

In China's Internet discourse on Southern Weekend, less is more: The SinoFile

Weibo users find another clever way to continue the discussion on Chinese press freedoms.

Chinese censors crack down on treasonous porridge: The SinoFile

Beijing is onto the tricks of some of China's most cunning wordsmiths.

Southern Weekend's good, bad and imagined implications for Chinese press freedom: The SinoFile

The first in VO's new daily China blog series, The SinaFile, asks the universal question on Southern Weekend: What does it mean?

Canada needs more democratic debate about future of China relations, experts say

Canada is entering a brave new front in its relations with China, starting with a Canada-China foreign investment agreement pending domestic approval. Experts call for more democratic debate.

Japanese confused by worldwide "bagel head" trend

We totally had no idea it even was a trend here, say many Japanese readers.

Eat Your Kimchi: Canadian couple rides the Korean wave to internet stardom

Eat Your Kimchi's Simon and Martina Stawski describe themselves as "that dorky, married Canadian couple on YouTube living in Korea and making a lot of videos about it." They...

Top five K-pop songs on Eat Your Kimchi's playlist

What are on Simon and Martina's playlists?

Lust, Caution: China's love-hate relationship with iPhone5

Countless Chinese netizens are excited for the unveiling of the iPhone5 -- but not all of them.