Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Aug 31, 2015

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, Xu Weiyi — one of China’s few citizens of Russian descent — stared over the river separating his border village from the Soviet Union, longing for escape. “My mother was too old, so it was mostly ...

Taking one of the world's longest train rides

Aug 29, 2015

Taking one of the world's longest train rides

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It was the realization of a dream from a childhood obsessed with trains: taking one of the world’s longest train rides, on the Trans Mongolian Express and Trans Siberian Railway. The trip went from Beijing, China, via Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and across Russia to Moscow ...

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

| Aug 29, 2015

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

Though worries have waned over global stock sell-offs, analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks amid uncertainty over the course of U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average finished the week at 19,136.32, down 299.51 points, or 1.54 percent, from a week ...