Thailand Hopes Medical Marijuana Will Boost its Lagging Economy. But Not Everyone's Convinced.
Experts and advocates told us that Thailand faces hurdles as it tries to seed a medical marijuana empire.
US Justice Department Says Yale Discriminates Against White and Asian College Applicants
The Department of Justice found that Yale University violated federal civil rights law and ordered it to change its admissions process. Yale denies the allegations.
Some Chinese Cities Want to Limit the Amount of Food People Can Order at Restaurants
Chinese President Xi Jinping challenged cities to come up with creative solutions to avoid food waste.
Hong Kong Activist Agnes Chow Lauded As the ‘Real Mulan’ on Social Media
Netizens showed support for the vocal pro-democracy 23-year-old after she was arrested under Hong Kong's national security law.
Hong Kongers Line Up to Buy Copies of Apple Daily After Its Founder Was Arrested
Supporters line up at 2am to purchase newspaper copies a day after Jimmy Lai was arrested, heightening concerns of the city's diminishing press freedoms.
Singapore Is Putting Trackers on Some Incoming Travelers. Should Other Countries Do the Same?
To monitor incoming travelers required to quarantine at home amid the pandemic, Singapore and other Asian countries have turned to monitoring devices. Experts don't think it'll work elsewhere.
China Just Arrested Billionaire Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong
He’s considered to be the most high-profile person arrested in connection with China’s new national security law.
Charges Against 24 High-Profile Activists Part of Wider Shut Down of Pro-Democracy in Hong Kong
Human Rights Watch China director Sophie Richardson told VICE News that the charges reflect a “growing intolerance for peaceful assembly and expression.”
Cambodian Women Are Posting Photos Wearing ‘Sexy’ Clothing to Protest Proposed Law That Would Police Women’s Outfits
Cambodia is considering draft legislation that would ban women from wearing clothing deemed “too short” or “too see-through.”
China Frees a Man Who Spent 27 Years in Jail for Murder He Did Not Commit
Zhang Yuhuan's exoneration points to deeper issues within China's legal system, including its 99.9% conviction rate.
Duterte Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak With Another Lockdown. Here’s Why That Alone Won’t Work.
Experts say a strong reliance on tough lockdowns and a militaristic approach, without focus on other preventative measures, is a lethal combination – as seen in how poorly the Philippine government handled previous months of the pandemic.
A Photo of Burnt-Out Medical Workers in the Philippines Goes Viral. Duterte Says They Should Stop Complaining.
In response to criticism of his handling of the pandemic, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told medical workers they needed to do some “soul searching,” and that rather than help, “all you do is complain.”