N. Koreans cast ballots in 'festive' local elections

Jul 20, 2015

N. Koreans cast ballots in 'festive' local elections

State-controlled local elections in North Korea on Sunday saw a 99.97 percent voter participation rate, state media reported, in polls to elect new representatives put forward by the ruling party. Typically, 99 percent of North Korean voters in the de facto single-party state take ...

Jul 19, 2015

Two women to face off in Taiwan presidential election

The top two political parties in Taiwan have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with political rival China. Taiwan’s ruling party, ...

Jul 19, 2015

Encouraging political participation

With the voting age being lowered to 18 next year, young people must be better educated about the role they should play to help keep Japan's democracy healthy.

Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism

Jul 17, 2015

Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism

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On a recent Sunday night in the working-class Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, a group of radical young activists swore through loudspeakers and gestured rudely as they denounced mainland Chinese as “prostitutes” and “barbarians.” The youngsters are members of a new front that ...