Social Issues

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

Oct 19, 2018

A shortage of accessible hotel rooms could spoil everything at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 19, 2018

China's former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 19, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for US

Oct 18, 2018

Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger, "Mother Mushroom," after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

Oct 17, 2018

China characterized its mass internment of Muslims as bringing into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray, a depiction seen as having troubling colonial overtones

The Latest: IMF's Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

Oct 13, 2018

The Latest: IMF's Lagarde planning to attend Saudi conference despite writer's disappearance

Thai authorities to deport 70 Pakistani asylum seekers

Oct 11, 2018

Thai authorities have convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home

Indonesian city's recovery to take 2 years, search nears end

Oct 11, 2018

The rebuilding of an Indonesian city shattered by an earthquake and tsunami will take two years, a disaster official said, as the search for victims buried in obliterated neighborhoods neared its end

Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

Oct 11, 2018

Malaysia's government says it will abolish the death penalty and halt all executions, in a rare move against capital punishment in Asia hailed by human rights groups

US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to condemn "gross violations" of human rights against Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region

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