In a landmark decision, lawmakers in Hong Kong approved a proposal to ban local ivory trading by 2021, agreeing to include stiffer fines and penalties. WWF called for other Asian countries such as Vietnam and Laos to institute similar bans to deter ivory traders.
Increased demand for microchips in South Korea has generated immense wealth, but also increasing concern for the future. The titanic industry has restructured South Korean society by decimating professions like architecture and shipbuilding.
The Malaysia court has decided that both parents must give consent in the religious conversion of a minor, a victory for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Hindu women now have a say in whether or not their children are converted to Islam.
South Korean investors in the Kaesong complex, a joint North-South endeavor shuttered in 2016, hope thawing tensions surrounding the Winter Olympics could lead to a revival of the industrial park.
Global complaints of Chinese trade policies have risen recently, and several countries are considering import taxes against the nation. In response, one of the China's largest solar suppliers announced plans on Tuesday to invest in manufacturing facilities in India.
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry of Science, near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Feb. 18.
Following the collapse of Qianbao.com, a major Chinese investment scheme, authorities are working to quell protests in the eastern city of Nanjing. China's lax regulations on internet investment have allowed several fraudulent companies to grow in recent years.
Protesters in South Korea took to the streets during the visit of North Korean pop-star in Seoul to voice displeasure about the North's participation in the Winter Olympics and recent rapprochement deals between the neighboring nations.
For a visiting journalist, the country of today feel worlds away from the China she first encountered decades earlier.
An agreement to have North Korea and South Korea march under one flag and field a joint hockey team in the Winter Olympics has triggered a backlash in South Korea from young and old alike who feel the move is nothing more than political propaganda.
The two Koreas took a great stride toward unity when they agreed to consider fielding a joint women's Olympic hockey team. If successful, the unified Korean Olympics team would be monumental in reconciling the alienated sister countries and reducing frontline hostilities.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement in the United States, a former student of Beihang University in Beijing spoke out against her professor. Her actions, in turn, inspired students from more than 50 universities around the country to do the same.
North and South Korean delegates meet for the first time in two years. In an effort to ease a strained relationship, North Korea agrees to send athletes to the upcoming Games and to restore a military hotline between the two countries.
As the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics draw near, two neighbors seek to thaw a frosty relationship and ease tensions after nuclear missile testing by the North.