Asia Pacific Topics

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 ...

Aug 22, 2016

Koreans reluctant to get married, have children

South Koreans are likely to have fewer weddings and babies this year than ever before, part of a demographic shift that risks hobbling the nation’s economy. The number of marriages and births recorded during the first five months of 2016 hit the lowest levels ...

Chinese universities break into global top 100

Aug 15, 2016

Chinese universities break into global top 100

Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time Monday, but the University of Tokyo topped the Asia-Pacific and Harvard remained the global No. 1 for the 14th consecutive year. Todai stood at No. 20 ...

Undermining China: towns sink after mines close

Aug 15, 2016

Undermining China: towns sink after mines close

Deep in the coal heartlands of northern Shanxi province, people in the village of Helin are fighting a losing battle as the ground beneath them crumbles. They are patching up cracks, rebuilding walls and filling in sinkholes caused by decades of coal mining. Around ...