<!– google_ad_section_start –> Mainland legal experts said the demands made in the letter from the Hong Kong Federation of Students – co-organiser of the street protests that began late last month – were unrealistic and unprecedented. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
Continue reading Students’ letter to Xi Jinping shows lack of understanding of mainland politics, scholars say
Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Photographs of a maimed camel have sparked uproar on social media in China after suggestions that beggars had cut the animal’s hooves off to elicit cash donations. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Today, China’s top officials gather in Beijing for a four-day key meeting devoted to the rule of law and to seal the fate of Zhou Yongkang, formerly one of the most powerful men in the country. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
Continue reading Strengthening the rule of law will be a long journey
<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, address a rally billed as his formal political debut. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hongkongers can catch a rare glimpse into the world of suppressed women across Asia in a photography exhibition that opens in Wan Chai. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
Continue reading Photo artists from across Asia shed light on women’s plight
A rash of crimes against gay and trans* people point to a possible brewing class resentment in the “hip” parts of Brooklyn.
Continue reading Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Queers?
<!– google_ad_section_start –> Internet users were divided yesterday after President Xi Jinping called for an end to “weird architecture” in a country enjoying a huge building boom. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Kids these days don’t know how to communicate. They’re too busy Snapchatting and Chatsnapping and Schatnapping. Back in the ’80s, it was different. People talked to each other — you know, through break-dancing. Last night on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt (and Brad Pitt’s mustache) showed how … More »
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Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.
Continue reading US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55
<!– google_ad_section_start –> Apple’s new iPhones will go on sale on the mainland starting at midnight amid signs of strong demand, as some reports claimed more than 20 million have been pre-ordered. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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A millionaire couple from Salford who kept a girl from Pakistan as a slave for nine years have been ordered to pay her £100,000 in compensation.
Continue reading Cellar slave girl to receive £100k
<!– google_ad_section_start –> Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
Continue reading US Navy treats Google Glass addict
Officers armed with riot shields and pepper spray knocked activists to the ground, dragging dozens away, and tore down barricades protesters used as road blocks around the underpass.
Continue reading Hong Kong police violence against protesters sparks outrage as Beijing’s patience thins
A new book profiles the soldiers of change and the unglamorous but effective work they do
Continue reading The transformative power of giving
<!– google_ad_section_start –> The governors of nine provinces and the chief executives of Hong Kong and Macau signed a declaration on Monday morning to deepen regional cooperation. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
Continue reading Delta forum signs deal to deepen regional cooperation
<!– google_ad_section_start –> There is still hope for a more diverse field in the 2017 chief executive election – possibly including pan-democrats – under Beijing’s restrictive framework. So says Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
Continue reading Still hope for choice in 2017: Jasper Tsang
A new world record has been set for the heaviest firework in the city of Konosu in Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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Police say 6,000 people attended a pro-independence “Hope over Fear” rally in Glasgow’s George Square
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Guo Yushan is the latest of dozens of people who have been detained
Continue reading Beijing detains prominent scholar on troublemaking charge