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5 March 2015
Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country while Muslims constitute about 5 percent of the population. Some Thais are unhappy with the intolerance demonstrated by the protesters.
4 March 2015
Hong Kong is a "premier global fur trade center" because of the demand from mainland China. At the same time, cheap fur products also flooded the local market.
1 March 2015
Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China are on the rise again, a situation that seems to suit Chinese authorities in Beijing.
27 February 2015
A human rights lawyer who has defended clients ranging from Ai Weiwei to communist party officials, Pu Zhiqiang is now facing criminal charges over his postings on Weibo.
Parents and children alike are personalizing students' "uwabaki", or indoor shoes. Students, teachers, and visitors are all required to remove their street shoes before entering the school.
26 February 2015
25 February 2015
One activist group handed out the traditional envelopes, but instead of money they contained real-life stories of the challenges that gay and lesbian people face during the holiday.
The buzzword "passion wage" reflects harsh conditions young South Korean people face nowadays in the workforce -- low or no pay to pursue their passion.