Asia Pacific Topics

Sep 15, 2014

China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the Maldives Monday beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation as a hotbed of militant Islamists. Xi, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks with Maldives ...

Sep 14, 2014

Pakistan protest talks deadlocked after arrests

Talks to end a month long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked Saturday after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators, some of whom were accused of storming a TV station. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have gathered thousands of supporters in ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

Sep 10, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

To the sound of whirring clippers, Hong Kong democracy activists shaved their heads Tuesday in a symbolic act of protest against China’s increased political control over the city. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered in a church hall packed with supporters and press for the ...