Hong Kong

Thailand to try US journalist for possessing flak jacket

By Mon, Oct 12, 2015 7:51PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A lawyer says a Thai court has decided to put an American photojournalist on trial after airport authorities found a bulletproof vest and helmet in his hand luggage.

Tobacco giants target Australia’s plain packaging legislation

By Wed, Oct 07, 2015 5:44AM UTC

Australian duty-free shops cannot bring back the glamour smoking. Since December 1, 2012, Australia has effectively enforced its plain packaging legislation. All tobacco products sold, offered for sale, or supplied in Australia must be in plain packaging. The cigarette packs carry graphic images of diseases and health warnings, in sharp contrast to other branded goods in duty free shops.

Hong Kong ex-leader Donald Tsang charged in corruption probe

By Mon, Oct 05, 2015 1:30PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog says it has charged the former leader of the southern Chinese financial hub with misconduct, in one of the city’s biggest-ever graft scandals.

Asia falters as US, UK dominate revamped THE university rankings

By Thu, Oct 01, 2015 12:08PM UTC

The 2015-2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings were unveiled live from the University of Melbourne, Australia on Thursday. This year’s rankings were the largest to date with 800 universities ranked, doubling the number from previous years. The 2015-2016 rankings included institutions from 70 different countries and demonstrated a growing global competitiveness between institutions of higher education.

Critics say academic freedom under fire after HKU bars top scholar

By Wed, Sep 30, 2015 3:46PM UTC

Hong Kong’s tumultuous 2014 pro-democracy street protests may have long come to an end, but the effects of those clashes are still reverberating throughout the academic community that spearheaded that movement.

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