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2019/12/16 | Deutsche Welle

China TV Pulls Arsenal Game After Mesut Özil's Uyghur Comments

Former Germany midfielder Mesut Özil has criticized other Muslims for not speaking up for China's Uyghur minority. More than 1 million people in the western province of Xinjiang have been sent to re-education camps.

2019/11/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong on 'Brink of Total Breakdown'

Protests are continuing in Hong Kong after a night of violence. Authorities are targeting security at university campuses, where many of the clashes with protesters took place.

2020/01/02 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Rejects Hong Kong Model for Unity With China

Taiwan's president has rejected a Chinese offer of a Hong Kong like model for unity with China. She said democracy and authoritarianism cannot co-exist in the same country.

2019/12/27 | Deutsche Welle

China Sails New Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait

Beijing has sent its first Chinese-built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. With presidential elections in Taiwan weeks away, officials there have criticized the maneuvers as an intimidation tactic.

2019/11/06 | Deutsche Welle

Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Junius Ho Stabbed in Hong Kong

A lawmaker known for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters has been injured by an unknown assailant. Footage showed the perpetrator brandishing a large knife and thrusting it at the lawmaker's chest.

2020/02/24 | Deutsche Welle

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Resigns

Prime Minister Mahathir's party has pulled out of a coalition with his long-time arch rival Anwar Ibrahim. The decision is the latest chapter in the pair's political tug-of-war.

2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle

Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark

Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.

2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election

The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2020/01/29 | Deutsche Welle

Countries Evacuate Citizens From China as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Thousands of foreigners are among those quarantined in Wuhan as countries scramble to evacuate their citizens from China. The number of confirmed cases in the deadly viral outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000.

2019/11/11 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Shoot Man During Morning Protests

Chaos erupted in Hong Kong when security forces cracked down on an early morning protest. Footage showed a police officer shooting a protester at close range. The man is now in critical condition.

2019/11/18 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Raid University After All-Night Siege

After a two-day standoff, police have stormed into a major university campus as protesters fought back with gasoline bombs and bows and arrows. Fires can be seen raging inside and outside the school.

2020/02/20 | Deutsche Welle

Sexism in Indian Army: Top Court Ruling Shatters Glass Ceiling for Women Officers

India's top court this week ordered the government to grant permanent commission to female officers in the army, paving the way for female army officers to be treated on par with their male colleagues.

2019/10/27 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Bans Online Posting of Police Personal Details

The city's highest court has banned the publication of police-officer-related information and photographs without their consent. The move comes at the end of Hong Kong's fifth consecutive month of pro-democracy protests.

2020/03/16 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus Risks in US Go Beyond Getting Sick

Many American service-industry workers, nurses and students feel exposed in the face of their precarious situations and the U.S. government's bungled response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been called "a failure."

2020/01/31 | Deutsche Welle

WHO to Hold Coronavirus Emergency Meeting

The UN health agency has called a new round of crisis talks to decide whether the coronavirus outbreak constitutes an international emergency. The body said it "regrets" previously calling the virus risk "moderate."

2019/10/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Urges Quick Identification of UK Truck Victims

British police said they are undertaking the country's largest murder probe since 2005 to determine the identities and cause of death of 39 bodies believed to be Chinese migrants who were discovered in a truck.

2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle

Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong

Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.