Thursday, September 10, 2015

One Child Policy Leads to Human Trafficking Published on Sep 10, 2015 For the past 35 years, China has implemented one of the most brutally-enforced population control policies in modern history, known as "The One Child" policy. But while the policy has lessened population pressures in the country, it has also become one of the major contributors to the growing problem of human trafficking.
Campaigning Begins for Historic Myanmar Elections Published on Sep 8, 2015 Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls on the international community to help ensure November polls bring "genuine political and governmental change."
Hardline Monks Claim Victory as Myanmar Muslims Face Poll Exclusion Published on Sep 7, 2015 Myanmar has faced growing religious tension in recent years, as it emerges from army rule.
China Flexes Military Muscle in Tiananmen Square Published on Sep 3, 2015 President Xi Jinping announced a 300,000 reduction in troops.
Hong Kong Residents Fight to Save Beloved Trams Published on Sep 2, 2015 A recent proposal to scrap part of the tram network has renewed fears that this unique piece of Hong Kong's heritage is under threat.
The Bride Market: Enslavement and Escape from China Published on Aug 31, 2015 "Please don’t go. If you go, you could be cheated like me," warns Lina, who was lured by the promise of a high-paying job in China, only to be sold as a bride against her will.
Sold! Brides for Sale in China Published on Aug 31, 2015 Lured by the promise of a high salary, young women become prey to Chinese bride traffickers.
Border Fear and Betrayal Beneath Sino-Russian Warmth Published on Aug 31, 2015 Despite their current closeness and shared Communist past, China and Russia were once bitter rivals.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Myanmar Spirit Festival Offers Rare Space for Gay Community Published on Aug 27, 2015 Gay people in the former junta-run nation still routinely suffer discrimination.
Ocean Threat from Hong Kong's Taste for Seafood Published on Aug 24, 2015 Hong Kong is the world’s second largest consumer of seafood per capita, but threatened species often appear on the menu.
First Ever Cinema Multiplex Opens in Laos Published on Aug 20, 2015 It’s part of an effort to revive cinema in the South East Asian country.
Lethwei Packs a Punch in Myanmar Published on Aug 18, 2015 Myanmar's brutal national kick boxing style is gaining in popularity, bringing its fearsome no-holds-barred technique of bare knuckles and head-butts to a growing number of local and international enthusiasts.
Silkworms Spin Hope for an Endangered Cambodian Tradition Published on Aug 13, 2015 Cambodia’s silk industry all but vanished during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
Hundreds Injured in Massive Explosion in Tianjin Published on Aug 12, 2015 The official China Daily says the explosion occurred in a warehouse for dangerous materials.