Chinese companies regularly advertise for job openings using gender stereotypes, according to a recent report from Human Rights Watch. To promote gender equality, experts say, the government needs to do more to enforce anti-discrimination laws.
Tapping into the growing interest in organic food, a number of rooftop farms are popping up on Hong Kong's skyscrapers. The farms help overworked Hong Kongers relieve stress through interacting with friends and nature.
The government proposed anti-fake news legislation that would punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence. But critics say the proposal is a way to further muzzle the media and crack down on dissent ahead of a general election.
The aim is to build a city equipped to deal with climate shocks in one of the world's most cyclone-affected regions. But many hope New Clark City will simply ease the pressure on Manila's congested and polluted streets.
Although the movement has begun to affect the reputations of men in power, whether or not the victims will be able to seek justice and transform the patriarchal society depends on the male-centered views of the judicial system and workplaces.
President Duterte's critics say he's paving the way for the demise of democracy and human dignity. In the eyes of Filipinos who have long felt politically impotent, though, he's launching the country toward prosperity and stability, with a brash but welcome authority. Part One of Two.
A social enterprise is training Filipino farmers on how to produce high-quality coffee while encouraging native and settler communities to harvest and process the beans together.
In effort to cut down on waste and single-use plastic, British supermarket group Tesco has launched reusable plastic bags with barcodes that give customers discounts on shopping every time they reuse the bag.
The number of women searching for jobs within and beyond the Philippines is increasing as harsh weather conditions make life at home harder. These women often have little support when they migrate, and are subject to abuse and low wages.
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge wave as they hold their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, April 23. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.
The Chinese Communist Party will soon exert more direct control over all state media outlets. The move is part of a push to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve China's image overseas, analysts say.
The US commonwealth of Saipan relies mostly on Chinese migrant laborers for development. But after discovering companies weren't fully paying these workers on a recent casino project, the US announced last week a $14 million settlement in back wages.
Nearly 20 percent of Japan's prison population was 60 or older in 2016. Elderly inmates face a host of unique challenges and struggle with recidivism in a society that does little to accommodate senior citizens with criminal records.
China has passed a constitutional amendment abolishing presidential limits, enabling President Xi Jinping to rule without restrictions. The country is poised to give Mr. Xi a new tool that will allow him to police the state and further cement his power.
President Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong-un, in what would be the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. South Korean officials who met with Mr. Kim last week say Kim is 'committed to denuclearization.'
Ending a decades-long conflict over access to oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea on Tuesday, Australia and East Timor made the first ever successful negotiations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Inhabitants of the Klong Toey slum live under the constant threat of eviction in a rapidly expanding and modernizing city. Prateep Ungsongtham, who grew up in Thailand's largest slum, established a school for children who, without birth certificates, could not earn an education otherwise.
A South Korean delegation wrapped up a two-day visit to North Korea, the first in about 11 years, and reports North Korea said it would not need to keep its nuclear weapons if military threats against it are removed and it receives a credible security guarantee.
For the first time since Kim Jong-un took power in 2011, envoys from South Korea will meet with the North Korean leader at the start of a rare two-day diplomatic trip to Pyongyang.