Asia Pacific Topics

Oct 4, 2016

China concerned over death of Syracuse student from Beijing

The Chinese government expressed concern Tuesday about the death of a Syracuse University student from Beijing whose body was found behind an apartment complex near the campus. Yuan Xiaopeng, 23, was found dead after residents nearby reported hearing gunshots Friday. The local sheriff’s office ...

Sep 20, 2016

India launches first internet hotline to tackle surge in child porn

India on Monday launched its first internet hotline to encourage people to report online child pornography and curb a surge in photographs and videos on the internet showing children being sexually exploited, the founders of the initiative said. Siddharth Pillai, co-director of Indian anti-trafficking ...

Sep 12, 2016

Citing rights, China tweaks judicial policy

China has tightened judicial procedures against illegally obtained evidence and upheld the presumption of innocence, state media said Monday, as the country seeks to combat perceptions of human rights violations within Communist Party-run courts. The nation, which is believed to execute more convicted people ...