Beijing appears poised to extend language policy to ethnic Korean schools in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Beijing's introduction of a compulsory Chinese-language curriculum in its Inner Mongolia region, some schools for ethnic Koreans in Northeast China have also...

Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leona Vicario defied convention. A financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico’s independence struggle two centuries ago, she broke gender barriers and publicl...

China detains 23 in crackdown on Inner Mongolia protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in China's Inner Mongolia region have detained at least 23 people following protests last week against a new policy that replaces Mongolian-language textbooks with Chinese...

Hungary: Students form human chain to support autonomy for universities

Thousands of people formed a human chain across central Budapest on Sunday to demand independence for universities in Hungary. The chain stretched over several kilometers, running from the University...

Separation of powers a longstanding principle in Hong Kong: HK legal group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong's Progressive Lawyers Group (PLG), a pro-democracy group consisting of local practicing lawyers and citizens with law degrees, rebutted the argument made by ...

Thai students seeking reforms debate education minister

BANGKOK (AP) — Round 2 of a dialogue between Thailand’s education minister and high school students seeking radical reforms took place Saturday, with a robust though mostly polite exchange of views bu...

Mexico tortilla shop gives free TV, internet for school kids

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tortilla shop has started giving free wifi and television access for kids in its Mexico City neighborhood whose homes don’t have them, or whose brothers and sisters are already us...

Students in Inner Mongolia protest Chinese language policy

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy...

Protests break out in Inner Mongolia over forced Mandarin-only classes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands have taken to the streets in Inner Mongolia over Beijing’s plans to substitute Mongolian with Chinese as the language for instruction in schools, with a st...

75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?

TOKYO (AP) — Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor. The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but it is entirely possible — crucial even, some ...

Summer jobs for young people are vanishing with the pandemic

Sara Buie lined up a summer lifeguard job to help pay for a new laptop, textbooks and a backpack for her freshman year at Virginia’s James Madison University. But the coronavirus pandemic closed her c...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew well the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. In them, she saw how he...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew from the inside out the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. And in t...

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lived. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was...

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lives. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was...