Men try to force Hong Kong protesters off streets

Oct 4, 2014

Men try to force Hong Kong protesters off streets

by Joanna Chiu

Pushing, grabbing and cursing, hundreds of men sought on Friday to break up barricades set up by activists in Hong Kong streets they have been occupying over the past week in protests demanding greater democracy. The scuffles in Kowloon’s crowded Mong Kok district, one ...

Absentee ballot system up, running

| Jun 3, 2008

Absentee ballot system up, running

by Setsuko Kamiya

Suffrage is a fundamental right of a democracy, and many countries ensure their citizens can cast absentee ballots. It was only a decade ago, however, that Japanese living abroad won the right to vote in national polls. They had to campaign actively before politicians ...