Leisure Travel

China to build massive $1.5 billion panda conservation area

Mar 8, 2018

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province

China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

Feb 23, 2018

Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the greatest atrocities of the war

Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

Feb 20, 2018

Even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily Olympic competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what it promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an impoverished backwater into a premiere ski destination

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's Lunar New Year

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

Japan displays documents to defend claims to disputed isles

Jan 25, 2018

The Japanese government has opened a museum displaying maps and photos to defend its territorial claims against neighbors South Korea and China

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Dec 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec 14, 2017

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions

Bali volcano erupts but flights operating normally

Nov 26, 2017

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination

2 dead, 2,000 evacuated as storm strikes Malaysian state

Nov 5, 2017

A northern Malaysian state has been paralyzed by a severe storm that led to two deaths and some 2,000 people evacuated in the worst flooding in years