Tom Alter, Blue-Eyed Star of Bollywood Films, Dies at 67

Tom Alter, an Indian-born character actor of American descent who spent his career playing Westerners in Bollywood films, died on Sept. 29 at his home in Mumbai. He was...

China and Economic Reform: Xi Jinping’s Track Record

Economists generally agree: China must overhaul its huge but wasteful economy if it wants to continue to grow in the years to come. That means limiting political interference in...

North Korea Tour Options Dwindle for Americans. But Not by Much.

When Otto Warmbier died this week after a long detention in North Korea, Young Pioneer Tours, the company that arranged his trip there, announced that it would no longer...

In Hong Kong, the Heartbreak of Watching a Son Taken to Prison

HONG KONG — In August, a court in Hong Kong sentenced three young pro-democracy activists to six to eight months in prison, making them what some have called the...

Office of South Korea’s Embattled Leader Blocks Search of Presidential Compound

SEOUL, South Korea — The office of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea blocked investigators from searching its compound on Friday, creating a standoff between Ms. Park, who argues...

Making Sense of the Philippines

The Philippines was the United States’ first experiment in colonization, and though the Asian archipelago became a fully independent nation in 1946, the two countries have continued to share...

Trump’s Granddaughter, 5, Sings in Chinese, and China Swoons

BEIJING — President Trump may not be known for his diplomacy, but someone in his family appears to be picking up the slack. That would be Arabella, his 5-year-old granddaughter....

Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, Hong Kong Protest Leaders, Freed on Bail

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released from prison Tuesday after the city’s highest court granted them bail to appeal sentences...

China Warns of ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’ in U.S.-North Korea Standoff

HONG KONG — China warned on Friday that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could run out of control, after North Korea said it could test a nuclear weapon whenever...

China Tries to Defuse Tensions Over North Korea

BEIJING — China tried to cool newly volatile tensions on the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, proposing that North Korea suspend its nuclear and missile programs in exchange for a...