Kenny G runs afoul of Xi's artist crackdown

Oct 24, 2014

Kenny G runs afoul of Xi's artist crackdown

by Adam Minter

Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a Maoist campaign against art and artists whom he judges as having "negative social impact." Saxman Kenny G, who is super popular in China, ran afoul of the authorities this week when he tweeted images of himself ...

U.N. watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Oct 24, 2014

U.N. watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. Amid weeks of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said Hong Kong had failed ...

Oct 23, 2014

China to send orbiter to moon and back: report

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. The spacecraft, which has not been named, will launch between Friday and Sunday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency ...

Oct 23, 2014

U.N. urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court

A judge who led a ground-breaking inquiry of North Korea’s dismal rights record urged the United Nations Wednesday to seek war crimes prosecutions of the regime despite Pyongyang’s “charm offensive.” Australian Judge Michael Kirby said the U.N. Security Council should refer North Korea to ...