Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: report

Asia Pacific Nov 17, 2019

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: report

A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping ordered officials to act with "absolutely no mercy" against separatism and extremism, The New York Times reported ...

Students abandon occupation of Chinese University of Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Nov 16, 2019

Students abandon occupation of Chinese University of Hong Kong

Rebellious students and anti-government protesters abandoned their occupation of at least one major Hong Kong university after a near weeklong siege by police, but some other schools remained under control of demonstrators on Saturday. Major traffic disruptions plagued the city even as schools and universities ...

Trump team seeks curbs on work permits for asylum-seekers

World / Social Issues Nov 14, 2019

Trump team seeks curbs on work permits for asylum-seekers

The Trump administration has proposed making it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their cases are pending, a move that immigrant advocates say would unfairly punish those who need humanitarian protection the most. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...