Despite the lovefest carefully choreographed by China's increasingly sophisticated image makers last week, the United States is engaged in a high-stakes battle for economic and military supremacy in Asia and elsewhere. That battle is more complicated than the casual observer might imagine. There is a growing sense among many Asia- and China-watchers that the U.S. is engaged in a historic contest with not one, but two Chinas.
An auction of some 100 items of Michael Jackson memorabilia has fetched more than $1 million, with a basketball autographed by the late singer and Michael Jordan netting $245,000.
This week we list those action heroes whom Sylvester Stallone found expendable for his box-office hit movie "The Expendables." Whom did Sly abandon, and possibly why?
China is getting a piece of Hollywood. Actually, make that hundreds of pieces.
New U.S. sanctions against North Korea will seek to strangle the narcotics trafficking, counterfeiting of U.S. dollars and other "illicit and deceptive" activities that provide the regime with the hard currency used for its nuclear weapons program, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday.