Saturday, September 22, 2018

Asia

Asia
Fan Bingbing poses at 71st Cannes Film Festival

A Lady Vanishes – In China, A Movie Star Disappears amid...

By Pei Li and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters)  Fan Bingbing, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the "X-Men" and "Iron Man" film franchises,...
A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this photo illustration

Vietnam Urges Facebook to Open Office Ahead of Controversial Cyber Law

HANOI (Reuters) Vietnam has asked Facebook to open a local office as the Communist-ruled country increases pressure on global technology firms to abide by...
Rainbow flags lie on the desk of Liu Yifu, an organiser of a 5.17 km run to mark International Day Against Homophobia in Beijing

Chinese Activists Renew Push for Same-Sex Marriage in Their Thousands

By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters)  Chinese activists are rallying in their thousands to renew a push for same-sex marriage, making use of a rare window of...
A woman holds a rainbow flag at the Pink Dot event, Singapore's annual gay pride rally, at a park in Singapore

Singapore DJ Files Court Challenge Against Gay Sex Ban after India...

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) A Singapore DJ has filed a court challenge against a colonial-era law that bans gay sex in the conservative city-state,...
Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou

Apple Supplier Shares Slide after Trump Tells Tech Giant to Make...

TAIPEI (Reuters)  Shares of Apple suppliers fell across Asia on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the tech giant should make products in...
A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai

China’s Expected Surge in Pet Spending Draws Disbelief, Criticism

BEIJING (Reuters) A forecast double-digit jump in spending by Chinese pet owners on their furry companions this year has been met with disbelief and...
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