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2017/07/19 | Agence France-Presse

The North Korean Celebrity Who 'Went Home'

South Korea is probing the case of a North Korean celebrity who 'returned home.'

2017/07/18 | Agence France-Presse

Singapore Voids Marriage after Husband's Sex Change

Singapore maintains legislation dating back to British colonial rule making sex between men a criminal act although it does not actively enforce the law.

2017/07/15 | Agence France-Presse

Pain Still Runs Deep as Taiwan Marks 30 Years Since Martial Law

Official records state around 140,000 people were tried by military courts with as many as 8,000 executed during the 38-year crackdown. Many believe the actual numbers are higher.

2017/07/14 | Agence France-Presse

And in the Blue Corner - Taiwan's Parliament Descends into Chaos

Premier Lin Chuan was prevented from delivering his report on the budget Thursday after a water balloon was thrown towards him and he left the chamber.

2017/07/14 | Agence France-Presse

Japan's Teen Surf Queen Braving Sea Monsters

Japan's top female surfer combines lightning speed and seemingly effortless grace.

2017/07/11 | Agence France-Presse

Korea's First Black Model is Facing Widespread Racism

Some mixed-race children in South Korea are bullied at school and constantly taunted as 'tuigi,' a derogatory term that literally means cross-bred animals.

2017/07/06 | Agence France-Presse

Cross-Strait Spy Games: Taiwan Charges Chinese Student with Spying

National Security Bureau director-general Peng Sheng-chu said in parliament in March that Chinese espionage is 'more serious than before.'

2017/07/03 | Agence France-Presse

Singapore's Family Feud Moves from Facebook to Parliament as PM Fronts

In a rare move, the prime minister called for a debate in parliament after the attacks on Facebook against him and his wife Ho Ching.

2017/06/30 | Agence France-Presse

BREAKING: New US$1.3b US Arms Sale to Taiwan

Announcement of the sale comes at a sensitive moment for the US and China, as President Trump is working to establish a partnership over trade differences and efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program.

2017/06/29 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Divided as China's President Xi Arrives

More than 20 activists - including Joshua Wong and young legislator Nathan Law - remained in custody Thursday evening after being arrested for causing a 'public nuisance' during a Wednesday night protest.

2017/06/29 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Handover: The Rise of Military-Style Youth Groups

'If they knew their kids were entering those organizations to become ideological, many of those parents, I would say, would withhold.'

2017/06/28 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Handover: Riding the Property Roller Coaster

'They bought their first apartment in 1970 for HK$45,000 (US$5,775), moving seven times before they splashed out HK$7.85 million on their Wonderland Villas home - it is now worth double that.'

2017/06/26 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Handover: Those Who Left Look Back

There are no official emigration figures, but government estimates show hundreds of thousands leaving Hong Kong between 1990 and 1997

2017/06/05 | Agence France-Presse

Shangri-La: Australia Warns Against 'Coercive' China; Mattis Tries to Reassure Allies

Among the speeches in Singapore Pentagon chief Jim Mattis moved to reassure Asian allies Saturday that the United States can work with China on reining in North Korea's nuclear weapons program.