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'Red Army schools' impart patriotic education to China's youth

In powder blue and gray military uniforms, red kerchiefs, and caps emblazoned with crimson stars, young Chinese students in the southwestern province of Guizhou perform kung fu exercises in a courtyard to stave off the winter cold. Their small school, Yang Dezhi, is situated in the rural hills of Wenshui ...

Taiwan moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Dec 26, 2016

Taiwan moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s parliament on Monday passed the first draft of a controversial marriage equality bill, moving the island a step closer to becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex nuptials. A legislative committee approved the amendment to the civil law that would allow ...