Elise Hu

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There's An Asian Refugee Crisis, Too, And Obama Plans To Spotlight It

Friday, November 20, 2015

As Europe grapples with its refugee crisis, another one is playing out in Southeast Asia. It involves ethnic Rohingya, the largest group of stateless people on the planet.


Malaysian Leader Faces Corruption Scandal As He Prepares To Meet Obama

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Malaysia's leader is at the center of a swirling scandal involving millions — if not billions — in missing money. It's complicating a crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia.


Even The Planes Stop Flying For South Korea's National Exam Day

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Aircraft were grounded, the stock market opened an hour late and police officers gave free rides to students rushing to Korea's all-important college entrance exam.


For Taiwanese Dogs, Being Square Is Stylish

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

These days, owners are asking for their four-legged friends to be styled as spheres and squares. We visit the Taiwanese grooming shop where the geometric grooming trend took root.


Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

Saturday, November 07, 2015

A meaningful moment in Asia, as the leaders of China and Taiwan sit down for their first direct meeting since the end of the Chinese Civil War.


As Taiwan Gears Up For Elections, China, As Always, Looms Large

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A summit between leaders of China and Taiwan this Saturday will be the first in more than 60 years. It complicates Taiwan's already high-stakes presidential race.


Chinese, Taiwanese Leaders Will Meet For First Time In More Than 60 Years

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The presidents plan to hold their historic session in Singapore. A Taiwanese spokesman said they would talk about improved relations, but wouldn't make any agreements.


For China, Japan And S. Korea, Just Meeting Is An Accomplishment

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Leaders of the three countries gather in Seoul to talk over trade potential and attempt to put aside longstanding tensions over history and territorial matters.


Korea's Most Famous Entertainer Is Now Its Most Infamous Landlord

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seoul artists are taking on the rapper PSY in a real estate rift pitting creative types against commercial interests. The man known for Gangnam Style "is not a good building owner," one artist says.


Finding A Little Texas ... In The Heart Of Tokyo

Monday, October 19, 2015

In a basement in Tokyo, line dancers and country music crooners help transport bargoers from Japan's capital to the Lone Star State.


For South Korea-U.S. Summit, The Big Question Is Still North Korea

Thursday, October 15, 2015

President Obama is hosting South Korea's president at the White House to reaffirm one of America's longest-running alliances in Asia. The long-vexing question on the agenda: North Korea.


Japan Can Now Send Its Military Abroad, But Will It?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

For the first time since World War II, Japan's military can fight beyond its borders. The move sparked weeks of protests even though the likelihood of involvement in a foreign war appears quite small.


Workers Are Tearing Down Tokyo's Hotel Okura, And History's Going With It

Monday, October 12, 2015

The landmark Hotel Okura's design didn't meet the need for more rooms for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Now, an icon of Japanese mid-century modern architecture will disappear.


North Korea Releases Detained NYU Student To South Korea

Monday, October 05, 2015

North Korea has been holding South Korean national Joo Won-moon since April, after he admitted to illegally crossing the border in hopes of a "great event."


Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Baby showers, weddings, even meet-the-parent weekends don't have to include your actual loved ones, at least not in South Korea. A cottage casting industry exists to help fill your life-staging needs.


Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The hard-core love for hiking mountains is now a tradition that's being kept alive by the Korean-American community in Los Angeles.


Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

Monday, July 06, 2015

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.


Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

Sunday, July 05, 2015

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.


A Showdown Looms At South Korea's Gay Pride Parade

Friday, June 26, 2015

In Seoul, a parade that has gone on for 15 years is at the heart of a bitter standoff between organizers and Christian activists. Church groups threaten to stop the parade — in the name of God.


Best Frenemies: Japan, Korea Mark 50th Anniversary Despite Rivalry

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A half-century ago, Japan and South Korea normalized diplomatic ties. But to celebrate, both are having to put aside long-standing bitterness that has never completely gone away.