Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Extradition Bill Shelved in HK But Protests Still Expected on Sunday

In a press conference held at 3pm on June 15, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she has decided to...

Street Protests Die Down But Hong Kong Might Lose International Hub Status

Street protests in Hong Kong finally died down on Thursday after the Hong Kong government postponed legislative sessions following widespread riots on Wednesday, June...

One Million Hong Kongers Protest in Streets Against Extradition Bill

A controversial extradition bill enabling China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong prompted more than one million Hong Kongers to take to the streets...

Everyone’s a Palaeontologist at DinoQuest

With the advent of augmented reality, interactive game design and advanced animatronics, exhibitions are no longer passive affairs limited to only reading and watching....

Democracy: States of Transition

Democracy is a label applied quite liberally by states, but it’s worth noting that while several countries proclaim themselves as democratic, this is not...

Two Thai Elephants Rescued and Walked to Samui Elephant Haven

May 23, 2019– Relief and joy were palpable as two rescued Asian elephants—one unwell and one due to give birth within four months –...

In the Flesh: When a Child is Commodified

by Anna Malika, with Selina Tan. Additional Information: 3 Angels Nepal Deprived of the basic essentials for survival, children – viscerally afraid of an...

157 Same-Sex Marriages Might Be Registered in Taiwan On May 24

Taiwan, one of Asia’s most forward looking territories for the LGBTQ community, might see 157 same-sex marriages registered on May 24 after the Constitutional...

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