Sep 28, 2016

Women a minority among top earners, researchers say

Women account for a fraction of the richest people in eight of the world’s wealthiest countries and the gender gap gets wider the higher the income bracket, a study by the London School of Economics showed on Tuesday. Using tax data from Spain, Denmark, ...

Sep 27, 2016

China sentences activists for 'disturbing social order': Xinhua

Three labor activists were given suspended sentences of two to four years, Chinese state media said Tuesday, citing their involvement with “overseas organizations hostile to China.” Zeng Feiyang, director of the prominent labor rights group the Panyu Workers’ Center, was given a three-year sentence ...

Visiting Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Sep 24, 2016

Visiting Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called Friday for strong relations with Canada as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the important trading partner. “We have no excuses,” Li told a Canadian-Chinese business council in Montreal. “China and Canada must have win-win cooperation.” Canadian Prime ...

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Sep 21, 2016

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Cambodia has deported 50 Chinese and 13 Taiwanese citizens to China over an alleged internet scam, a senior police official said Wednesday. The move came in apparent compliance with a demand from Beijing. The suspects were flown out of Cambodia on Tuesday, said Gen. ...

Egypt freezes assets of leading rights campaigners

Sep 18, 2016

Egypt freezes assets of leading rights campaigners

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld a decision to freeze the assets of several prominent human rights campaigners in the latest blow to a once-vibrant activist community that has been largely silenced by a government crackdown. The five activists named in the court ruling ...