Tag Archives: Asia

Malala of Pakistan and Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. … read more

Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things … read more

China : copying Western democracy brings disaster

Blindly copying Western-style democracy can only bring disaster, an influential Chinese Communist Party journal wrote in its latest edition following more than a week of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Citing enduring violence and turmoil in countries like Afghanistan, Egypt, … read more

Hong Kong arrested 19 people believed to have organized crime ties

Hong Kong arrested 19 people, some believed to have organized crime ties, during a night of running brawls stretching into Saturday as mobs tried to drive pro-democracy protesters from the streets where they’ve held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration. At … read more

China’s ruling party mouthpiece warned of “chaos”

China warned of “chaos” and expressed strong support for Hong Kong’s embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday. The People’s Daily said in … read more

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters’ demands

Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong’s top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Hong … read more