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China: Lesbian couple make a stand for same-sex marriage

In the quest for equal civil rights, many LGBT activists make personal sacrifices — especially in countries with oppressive regimes.

Today we are hearing about a lesbian couple in China who held a symbolic marriage ceremony¬† that has received — and is still receiving — a lot of media attention around the world, including China. 221 more words

Same-sex Marriage

[South China Morning Post] "I've missed my parents a lot': North Korean ex-POW who left for better life abroad yearns to visit homeland"

Saturday, 30 May, 2015, 11:25pm
After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland.

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BREAKING: Hong Kong Lawmakers Reject Beijing-Backed Reform Package

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday as pro-democracy legislators united to vote down the divisive electoral roadmap that has sparked mass protests. 30 more words

Breaking News

On Kim Jong-un's 'Achievements' and the North Korean-Chinese Relationship

This past December, many observers of the scene in northeast Asia had questions about the ‘three-year mourning period’ which was coming to an end, ostensibly, in North Korea. 919 more words

North Korea

Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Kuaidi wants to do more than just drive you home

Published at http://www.scmp.com/tech/apps-gaming/article/1818383/chinese-taxi-hailing-app-didi-kuaidi-wants-do-more-just-drive-you

Cheng Wei, founder and CEO of popular taxi app Didi Dache, on how the combined entity of Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache will evolve into a full-service transportation platform. 218 more words

China

Vilification of blogger Wu Gan a new turn in silencing dissent

Published by Verna Yu on Sunday, 31 May, 2015 in the SCMP

The tone of an astonishing personal attack on a detained popular online activist is reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution… 653 more words

Causes

China's South China Sea claims are not supported by its own historical records

Column by Philip Bowring published in the SCMP on Sunday 31st May 2015

Philip Bowring says China’s own written records show that, long before its vessels became active, seafaring merchants from Southeast Asia and elsewhere ruled the South China Sea. 932 more words

Politics