People in many Asian countries as well as Asian communities elsewhere in the world are marking the start of a new lunar year with family gatherings, fireworks and street parties. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese are making their way home this week to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday. VOA's Beijing Bureau talks with some who are choosing to carpool, cramming themselves into cars sometimes with complete strangers and traveling thousands of kilometers across the country.
The U.S. moved to pivot military, diplomatic and economic resources toward Asia in 2013, but the policy was sidetracked by bickering among allies and an increasingly assertive China. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Seoul.
Businessmen and women from China's eastern coastal city of Wenzhou have long had a reputation of being financial risk-takers in search of the next big business opportunity. But after the city was hit with an economic crisis two years ago as bad loans ballooned, the government began experimenting with financial reforms. VOA's Bill Ide visited Wenzhou for a look at how the reforms are working.