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South Korean actor under sexual abuse probe found dead

Mar 9, 2018

A veteran South Korean actor who was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of his students has been found dead

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Prominent South Korean politician accused of rape resigns

Mar 6, 2018

A South Korean governor who was seen as a potential presidential candidate has resigned after his secretary accused him of raping her

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US-based Uighur journalist says China detained 20 relatives

Mar 1, 2018

A U.S.-based Uighur journalist is accusing the Chinese authorities of seizing about 20 of her relatives in Xinjiang, apparently to pressure her to cease her critical reporting on the turbulent northwestern region

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Japan wrestling official accused of harassment

Mar 1, 2018

A senior official of the Japan Wrestling Federation has been accused of harassing four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho by interfering with her training

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Reports: Chinese oil tycoon detained for questioning

Mar 1, 2018

News reports say a Chinese oil tycoon whose company is buying a stake in Russia's Rosneft has been detained by Chinese authorities for questioning amid a marathon anti-corruption campaign

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In patriarchal Japan, saying 'Me Too' can be risky for women

Feb 28, 2018

The #MeToo movement has not caught on in Japan, where speaking out often draws criticism rather than sympathy, even from other women

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Rights group: China using personal data as repression tool

Feb 27, 2018

Human Rights Watch finds evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population

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South Korea president joins country's growing MeToo movement

Feb 26, 2018

South Korea's president has joined a growing number of supporters of the country's MeToo movement, adding momentum to recent allegations of sexual misconduct against some of the most powerful men in the nation's art and entertainment industry

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At the Olympics, fans became walking corporate billboards

Feb 26, 2018

Olympic fans are rewarded with pins and plush toys if they post their corporate-branded pictures on social media with company-approved hashtags

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Thrilling final may have redeemed dull Olympic tournament

Feb 25, 2018

The thrilling gold-medal game between the Russians and Germany may have redeemed an Olympic men's hockey tournament played without NHL stars.

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