Social Issues

China's JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

Sep 3, 2018

A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after earlier being arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

Sep 3, 2018

Two women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex have been caned in a rare public whipping in northeastern Malaysia

As MeToo unnerves China, a student fights to tell her story

Sep 3, 2018

A woman's challenges in trying to report sexual assault allegations show the determination of a new generation trying to push China into its own #MeToo movement

Asian Games stir Indonesia's pride, boost Jokowi's campaign

Sep 3, 2018

Indonesia's success in hosting and competing at the Asian Games has swelled national pride, boosted the re-election campaign of President Joko Widodo, and positively highlighted diversity in the Muslim-majority nation

China police detain 46 after violent protest over schooling

Sep 2, 2018

Police in central China have detained 46 people who were part of a protest against a government plan to address overcrowded classrooms that escalated into violence

Bach: No Olympic future for esports until 'violence' removed

Sep 1, 2018

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if or when esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games

Petition demands Japanese lawmaker apologize for LGBT remark

Aug 31, 2018

Japanese activists including parents of LGBT children have submitted a petition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party, demanding that a lawmaker apologize for saying that sexual minorities are unproductive and don't deserve public support

Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers

Aug 31, 2018

Human rights groups are alarmed at Thailand's detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia

China rejects US lawmakers' sanctions call over Muslim camps

Aug 30, 2018

China says U.S. lawmakers are wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in the far west

Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown

Aug 30, 2018

The Philippine government has asked Filipinos in Malaysia to brace for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration in the Southeast Asian country, where it estimates about 400,000 Filipinos live illegally

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