It’s time to boycott any company doing business in Xinjiang | Michael Caster

Forced labour in Chinas internment camps taints the supply chains of many western companies. We need to take action Any western company doing business in Xinjiang should consider their supply chains tainted by forced labour drawn from internment camps. Hardly a drop in the ocean of the vast global economy, this involves companies such as […]

‘A huge win’: New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

MPs cheer after legislation passes to tackle what one called horrifying rates of family violence New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes and protect themselves and their children. MPs clapped and cheered as bill passed on Wednesday […]

Lessons from the fast lane: does this study prove car-pooling works?

When Jakarta ditched its controversial three-in-one car-sharing rule many in the city expected the traffic to get better. It didnt. A Harvard and MIT study analysed before-and-after Google traffic data to find out what happened Driving in Jakarta at rush hour is something of a nightmare. The citys 9.6 million population swells each work day […]

Paris’s Pompidou Centre to open gallery in Shanghai

The modern art gallery, which also plans to open branches in South Korea and Belgium, has been in talks for more than a decade with China The regarded as the second most important in the world after the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/pariss-pompidou-centre-to-open-gallery-in-shanghai Diggy

Liu Xiaobo tells foreign doctors he wants to leave China for treatment

Supporters call for democracy activist who has terminal liver cancer to receive his last wish to experience freedom but hospital says transfer would be unsafe Chinas most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has told foreign doctors he wishes to leave China, a family friend has said, as supporters renewed their appeal for […]

Friends of ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo ask to see him one last time

Petition launched by friends of democracy activist, who has liver cancer, urges Beijing to allow visit on humanitarian grounds Friends of Chinas most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, have issued a plea to Chinese authorities to be allowed one final audience with the dying activist. The Chinese democracy campaigner, who was diagnosed […]

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in Isis-held town

Seventy-one security force personnel and 299 militants killed and 246,000 people displaced in conflict since 23 May Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel atrocities could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of […]

China landslide: families’ frustration grows as more than 100 feared dead

Families affected by huge slip that buried Xinmo village say they are concerned by a lack of information and the fate of orphaned children Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why […]