The dispute over an island system is only the latest in a series of conflicts between China and Japan. Trace examines some of the reasons the Chinese have issues with the Japanese, even though the two are trade partners.
Protests in Hong Kong present an ominous backdrop to ongoing concerns from citizens there that they could lose the fragile freedoms and rule of law that distinguish their home from life on mainland China.
Demonstrations in Hong Kong have sprung up over recent electoral changes announced by the Chinese government. Trace explains what near- and long-term issues have motivated protesters to take to the streets.
The Dalai Lama recently implied he'd be the last to hold the position, because the Dalia Lama would not be reborn in China until Tibet was free of the larger country's rule. How did long-running tensions between Tibet and China begin? Tara explains.
It's massively in debt, to the tune of 17 trillion dollars, but the United States is still considered the wealthiest nation on Earth. Wait, what? Explain, please.
The United States just pledged $14 billion to invest in African businesses and infrastructure, while China has been doing so for years. Here's why both are betting on Africa as the next big thing.
Although the mausoleum had been plundered, archaeologists found that it still contained more than 10,000 artifacts.
Scientists figure out how the bronze triggers for the crossbows of the 8,000 terra-cotta warriors were manufactured.
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