California forward Alex Morgan, whose late goal against China last week helped preserve the U.S. women's nearly six-year unbeaten streak at home, is the only college player on the roster for the World Cup qualifying tournament later this month.
The diplomatic dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands has died down, but the incident involving a detained fishing boat captain has raised new fears within the U.S. government over China's use of economic warfare, namely, its control over exports of rare-earth minerals needed for high-technology manufacturing.
James Morrison's report Friday on the jailing of Chinese lawyers and the dissidents they defend is a good one ("Embassy Row: Chinese repression," Geopolitics). Let us hope the Obama administration will pressure China to release these prisoners.
Here are the 65 foreign-language contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards, along with the names of directors and countries of origin:
The Chinese Basketball Association apologized Wednesday for a brawl that forced play to be suspended in an exhibition game against Brazil a day earlier.
Apple's shares topped $300 for the first time in the company's history Wednesday as stellar iPad sales and a planned expansion into China give investors all the assurance they need for the iPhone maker's already healthy prospects.
The Indian Ocean is once again at the heart of the geopolitical world map, Robert Kaplan argues in his latest book. Emerging economies in China and India are shifting the global axis of trade and commerce, making sea lanes along the old East-West trade routes vital to the grand strategy of the United States as a future great power.
China worked to calm nerves Tuesday among Asian neighbors jittery over its recent attempts to assert greater control over disputed waters, while its rival Washington stressed its national interest in keeping those seas free for commerce.
After two revolutions in five years and the overthrow of two corrupt presidents, the mountainous Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic finally held an election Sunday that met U.S. standards for fairness, according to the leaders of a congressional human rights panel.