Social Issues

Ex-Muslim rebels now governing volatile Philippine region

Feb 27, 2019

Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a poverty- and conflict-wracked Muslim autonomous region under a peace deal partly aimed at combating Islamic State group-aligned militants in the southern Philippines

The Latest: NKorea: Kim to stay in Vietnam through Saturday

Feb 27, 2019

The Latest: NKorea: Kim to stay in Vietnam through Saturday

Kim, Trump impersonators draw ire of Vietnam's authorities

Feb 23, 2019

Vietnamese authorities are not amused by the antics of two impersonators of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump

Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

Feb 23, 2019

Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

Feb 22, 2019

China blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses under system Communist Party says will improve public behavior

China's new policy against gender bias meets fans, sceptics

Feb 22, 2019

New measures against gender discrimination in Chinese workplaces forbid employers from asking potential female hires questions such as whether they are married

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour

Feb 21, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in China on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia aiming to expand the kingdom's influence on the continent

Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

Feb 21, 2019

Report: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will stop selling genetic sequencers in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism its products were used for surveillance

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Feb 19, 2019

Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb 15, 2019

Olympic volunteers: Is it a case of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or economic exploitation

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