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South Korea announces plans for state-issued history textbooks

Oct 13, 2015

South Korea announces plans for state-issued history textbooks

South Korea’s conservative government has announced plans to adopt new government-backed history textbooks for middle and high schools — a move that resembles a similarly controversial push in Japan. After months of heated debate, the government of President Park Geun-hye announced Monday that starting ...

Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

Sep 6, 2015

Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions and unease over their city’s political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighboring Taiwan. The island, which is a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of ...