Pedestrians cross a road in Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai. China has long touted itself as the world’s safest nation, making rare outbursts of public violence stand out.
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Jun 22, 2024
China’s spate of violence prompts outburst of economic anxiety
The reaction of Chinese social media users to a spate of recent violent attacks has exposed widespread discontent about the nation’s downturn.
A Taiwanese sailor aboard a Taiwan Navy vessel looks toward a Chinese warship while navigating on waters off Taiwan's western coast, in this handout image released last month.
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Jun 22, 2024
China threatens death penalty for 'diehard' Taiwan separatists
Even though Chinese courts have no jurisdiction on the island, the threat is a ratcheting up of pressure.
People stand outside the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court, where #MeToo activist Huang Xueqin and labor activist Wang Jianbing were sentenced, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, on Friday.
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Jun 14, 2024
Chinese #MeToo activist sentenced to five years in prison, supporters say
Sophia Huang Xueqin wrote on social media about her experience of workplace sexual harassment as a young journalist.
People gather around four American educators from an Iowa university, who were reportedly stabbed in a public park in Jilin, China, in this still image taken from video released on Monday.
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Jun 11, 2024
Four U.S. educators stabbed in park in northeast China
The group had been visiting a temple in Beishan Park when they were attacked by a man with a knife. There were no reports of a motive.
Wang YunHe's residence in Singapore, overlooking the country's premier shopping belt.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jun 1, 2024
Singapore wealth flows face new scrutiny in superhacker case
The case is a reminder of the difficult balancing act faced by Singapore and other financial hubs as they push to attract the world’s ultra rich.
Simon Cheng, a pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong now living in Britain, at the offices of an organization he founded to aid new Hong Kong arrivals, in London on May 20. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers have resettled in the United Kingdom since 2021, including prominent pro-democracy activists — and China has not forgotten them.
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May 27, 2024
Spying arrests send chill through Britain’s thriving Hong Kong community
The arrests have cast a spotlight on activists’ concerns about China's surveillance of its critics abroad.
Official data indicates at least 17,000 South Korean residents have been hit by real estate fraud in recent years, and around 70% of victims are in their 20s and 30s.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2024
Debt, suicide, fraud: South Koreans hit by real estate scams
Authorities draw flak for not doing enough to help victims or punish fraudsters who capitalize on the country's unique jeonse system in which tenants pay huge deposits.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
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