Japanese art prodigy in town for exhibition, enjoys meeting people from all over the world. -TNP
Activists published a full-page petition in a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong, warning of growing threats to academic freedom and the educational system. -Reuters
South Korea launched Asia's first nationwide carbon emissions trading scheme in January as part of the government's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent by 2020. -Nikkei...
A Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death in Dhaka, the second such attack on a critic of religious fundamentalism in the mainly Muslim country in less than two months. -AFP
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said he recently looked at the schedule and counted over 100 meetings of G-this and G-that annually. -Wall Street Journal
Abe approached Park and expressed appreciation for South Korea's successful hosting of the trilateral foreign ministers' meeting. -Nikkei Asian Review
A newspaper reported that a court in Kashgar sentenced an Uighur man to 6 years in jail for growing a beard, while his wife was given two years for veiling herself. -AFP
Mudslides buried at least four houses in Chadoora, the worst hit area of the Himalayan region. -AFP
Museum is part of government-backed efforts to "pass on the value" - as a banner over the entrance exhorts. -AFP
Pleasantly surprised by delicious Betutu Chicken Fried Rice in a touristy spot. -The Star/ANN