Culture

Activists slam China’s most watched program for sexist jokes

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 6:14PM UTC Activists slam China's most watched program for sexist jokes

BEIJING (AP) — China’s annual Lunar New Year variety show, which mocked unmarried women and suggested female officials provide sexual favors to get promoted, has led to online outrage and some state media to urge more attention to discrimination against women. Sexism at the gala is nothing new. But this

China’s ‘mistress killer’ makes international headlines

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 7:04PM UTC China's 'mistress killer' makes international headlines

Zhang Yufen has been nicknamed China’s “mistress killer,” but that chilling moniker doesn’t reflect any violence or crimes she has committed.

Oscar-winning movies upset South Korean film fans

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 11:09PM UTC Oscar-winning movies upset South Korean film fans

As the dust settles after another Oscar night in Los Angeles it seems that some in South Korea are not too happy with at least two of the winning movies.

Asia at Oscars 2015: Disney’s ‘Hero’ beats ‘Princess’ to animation gong

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 8:11PM UTC Asia at Oscars 2015: Disney's 'Hero' beats 'Princess' to animation gong

It was another big year for Latin America and, particularly Mexico, at the 2015 Academy Awards Sunday night with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ winning four gongs, including Best Picture and Best Director.

7 years of change: Documenting the transformation of Cambodia

By Tue, Feb 17, 2015 3:55PM UTC 7 years of change: Documenting the transformation of Cambodia

With the first beams of sunlight, men and women would set out on wooden longboats, passing the reflection of their stilted homes onto the middle of Boeung Kak, a lake nestled in the heart of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.