Social Issues

Hong Kong court throws out ex-leader's misconduct conviction

Jun 26, 2019

A Hong Kong court has thrown out former chief executive Donald Tsang's conviction for misconduct relating to a property deal while in office

Underage fighters are drawn into Indonesian conflict

Jun 23, 2019

The long-simmering conflict between Indonesia's military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, highlighting how attempts to extinguish the movement have spawned a new generation of fighters

Ex-Filipino diplomat who sued Xi barred entry to Hong Kong

Jun 21, 2019

A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court says he was barred from entering Hong Kong and held at the airport for hours

Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

Jun 19, 2019

Hong Kong university students have issued a Thursday deadline for the government to meet political demands or face further street protests

The Latest: Hong Kong protest activists reject apology

Jun 16, 2019

Pro-democracy activists helping to drive mass protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law have rejected an apology issued by the city's top local leader

Hong Kong marchers gather as protester's death mourned

Jun 16, 2019

Hong Kong is bracing for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets

UN counterterrorism chief makes controversy trip to Xinjiang

Jun 16, 2019

China says the U.N. counterterrorism chief has visited Xinjiang despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in the far west region

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Jun 12, 2019

Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony

The Latest: HK leader doesn't say if she will withdraw bill

Jun 12, 2019

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has spoken tearfully about the sacrifices she has made for the city in response to questions about whether she is "selling out" the territory by trying to push through a controversial extradition bill

65 Rohingya Muslims found shipwrecked in southern Thailand

Jun 11, 2019

Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand

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