Asia Pacific Topics

Jan 12, 2016

U.S. tycoon's China scholars project announces first class

A new scholarship program in China that is intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships has announced the members of its first class. The program founded by Wall Street tycoon Stephen Schwarzman covers all expenses for students in a one-year master’s degree program at ...

Thai skin-whitening ad provokes race storm

Jan 9, 2016

Thai skin-whitening ad provokes race storm

A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tag line “white makes you a winner.” It is the latest marketing gaffe to draw accusations of racism in a kingdom ...

Dec 20, 2015

Sanskrit, a 'dead' Indian language, enjoying revival

In a tiny apartment in a rundown alley in New Delhi, Rakesh Kumar Misra is working against the odds to bring India’s ancient Sanskrit language to the country’s millions. The 4,000-year-old classical language was traditionally used by Brahmin intellectuals and Hindu priests. Rarely spoken ...

For South Koreans, overseas study loses its luster

Dec 8, 2015

For South Koreans, overseas study loses its luster

After years of heading abroad in droves to study, more young South Koreans are opting for education at home as expensive overseas degrees no longer provide an edge in a tough job market — and are even a liability. Recruiters and students say the ...