Asia Pacific Topics

Nov 25, 2015

Indian surrogates feel hurt by government ban on foreign clients

For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers. Not anymore. The ...

Indian vigilantes turn violent to protect sacred cows

Nov 11, 2015

Indian vigilantes turn violent to protect sacred cows

As a truck screeches to a halt on an Indian highway in the middle of the night, devout young Hindus armed with sticks scramble inside, searching for cows they consider sacred. Almost every night, the vigilantes lie in wait for suspected cattle smugglers in ...

China says two-child policy to add 30 million workers by 2050

Nov 10, 2015

China says two-child policy to add 30 million workers by 2050

Chinese authorities expect that easing the country’s one-child policy will add more than 30 million people to the country’s labor force by 2050. Wang Pei’an, spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said Tuesday that more than 90 million people will become ...

Young Chinese mostly lukewarm to one-child policy change

Oct 31, 2015

Young Chinese mostly lukewarm to one-child policy change

China has unwound its one-child policy, for decades a symbol of invasive and coercive government planning, but the shift has been met with a disinterested shrug from many younger couples. “People are thinking: Why increase our burden by having another baby?” said Wu Tingting, ...