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Locals walk in front of Unit 61398, a secretive Chinese military unit on the outskirts of Shanghai on Feb. 19.

Cyber-war: Just how dangerous are China's military hackers?

A new report puts the blame for a rash of cyber-attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure at the feet of a shadowy unit of China's army

Conflict in the Koreas : Analysis
An effigy of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is on display during a protest a day after the country conducted its third nuclear test.

Will North Korea's provocative nuclear test backfire?

Pyongyang infuriated the U.S. and United Nations, and humiliated its only friend and supporter, China

Conflict in the Koreas : World
The website of North Korea's state news agency on February 12, 2013

What the North Korean news agency's website looked like after the Hermit Kingdom's nuke test

The state-run media outlet has yet to update its site, offering a glimpse of the world before the Hermit Kingdom shifted the geopolitical calculus

Conflict in the Koreas : Analysis
South Korean protesters attend an anti-North Korea rally following Tuesday's nuclear test.

North Korea's nuclear test: How worried should we be?

World leaders roundly condemn Pyongyang after the Hermit Kingdom conducts its third nuclear test

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New York City

Destroy New York: North Korea's creepy new propaganda video

The Kim dynasty just posted a low-budget video showing what it wants people to believe its nukes can do — to the dulcet strains of "We Are the World"

Conflict in the Koreas : The List
A satellite view of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang, North Korea.

4 must-sees on Google's new map of North Korea

Google Maps releases a crowdsourced view of the Hermit Kingdom that fills in what used to be a nation of white space

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Glyn Davies, U.S. envoy for the North Korean nuclear dispute, said Friday that the communist country's rhetoric was deeply troubling.

How far is North Korea from being able to hit the U.S. with a nuke?

Pyongyang unleashes fresh threats against Washington and South Korea over toughening U.N. sanctions. Should we be worried?

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"Just a young guy trying to make the world a better place :) (Not related to the other Dushku)" - @JimmyDushku

Jimmy Dushku: The 25-year-old who is North Korea's one true Twitter friend

Mother Jones takes a look at a globetrotting young investor who's the only American — and the only human being — Pyongyang follows

China Rising : Instant Guide
People surf the internet at a cyber cafe in Chongqing Municipality, China.

China tightens internet restrictions: What does it mean for web users?

A new rule that requires internet users to give their real names to service providers, has many concerned about an even tighter crackdown on free speech

Conflict in the Koreas : The List
South Koreans protest at an anti-North Korea rally following the North's launch of long-range missile on Dec. 12.

North Korea's rocket launch: 3 consequences

Pyongyang defies threats of new sanctions and says it has successfully sent a satellite into orbit. What now?

China Rising : First Reactions
Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri So Ju on July 25, shows off that "boyish charm" that made him The Onion's "Sexiest Man Alive" 2012.

Kim Jong Un wins 'Sexiest Man Alive': How The Onion tricked a Chinese newspaper

The North Korean dictator wins the satirical paper's dubious distinction... but not everyone was in on the joke

China Rising : World
Chinese President Hu Jintao (right) and his successor, Vice President Xi Jinping, walk together after the first meeting of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party on Nov. 8.

Everything you need to know about China's new leaders

Beijing is initiating a once-in-a-decade transfer of power to a new generation of top officials. But will anything really change?

China Rising : In-depth briefing
A Taiwanese fishing boat comes close to the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Sept. 25.

The world's silliest territorial dispute

Why are China and Japan threatening to go to war over a few uninhabited islands in the East China Sea?

Conflict in the Koreas : Instant Guide
North Korean leader Kim Jon-Un waves while visiting a military facility on Aug. 19: The young man appears to be breaking from his father's ways with modest economic reforms.

Is North Korea finally embracing capitalist reforms?

The Hermit Kingdom is reportedly taking tentative steps to at least ease the central government's stranglehold over the economy

China Rising : Analysis
Workers walk past several police vehicles (left) near the entrance of the Foxconn Tech-Industry Park in Taiyuan, China, which was closed Sept. 24 after a brawl involving more than 2,000 employees.

What the Foxconn riot tells us about China

More than 2,000 angry workers take to the streets, and 5,000 police officers are needed to put the riot down. Is a growing wave of labor unrest a sign that China is in trouble?

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Unidentified members of a Japanese nationalist group demonstrate on a disputed island in the East China Sea.

Why China and Japan are feuding over tiny islands

Tensions escalate as nationalists from the rival Asian powers stake claims to a remote island chain. What are both sides after?

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