The Silk Road is the world’s oldest trade route. It brought silk, spices and porcelain, but also ideas and religions, from Asia..
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.
Asia media coverage
China's change to its family planning policy drew much attention, but birth rates are on the decline elsewhere in east Asia. Taiwan..
The Ukrainian government estimates more than half the coal mined by separatists is relabelled as Russian coal and transported out..