Asia

China’s birthrate is higher than South Korea’s or Japan’s. Yet family life is thriving there as millions defy the one-child policy

The Mongol Empire may be forgotten in the West, but it was Genghis Khan and his grandson Kublai who laid the foundations of modern China   

“Lee Kuan Yew met every Chinese leader from Mao to Xi Jinping. But is China following his Singaporean model?”

A new exhibition tries to resurrect the reputation of Sir Joshua Reynolds

The hostility in Sino-Japanese relations

With his inherited wealth Kenneth Clark amassed an art collection that reads like a museum catalogue 

‘It’s easy to forget that this sophisticated modern city is nonetheless part of a repressive Communist system’

Is one solution to our current financial quagmire to chow-down on creepy-crawlies?

Impact Foundation Bangladesh funds a floating hospital which provides treatment to remote villages

Is Pakistani intelligence allowing the country’s tribal areas to become a Taliban stronghold? What can the West do about it?