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How Otto Warmbier's death in 2017 put hard partying North Korean tour groups in spotlight

Alcohol-fuelled trips to the hermit nation under scrutiny after American student’s detention, for the crime of stealing a poster, and subsequent death on June 19, 2017

19 Jun 2018 - 10:04AM

Alcohol-fuelled trips to the hermit nation under scrutiny after American student’s detention, for the crime of stealing a poster, and subsequent death on June 19, 2017

How Otto Warmbier's death in 2017 put hard partying North Korean tour groups in spotlight
Angelina Jolie buys Cambodian jungle plots from former Khmer Rouge

Actor-director, whose upcoming film is based on the horrors of the regime’s 1970s rule, adds to the 7.5 hectares of riverside land she bought from former commander accused of genocide

11 Mar 2017 - 10:24PM

Actor-director, whose upcoming film is based on the horrors of the regime’s 1970s rule, adds to the 7.5 hectares of riverside land she bought from former commander accused of genocide

Angelina Jolie buys Cambodian jungle plots from former Khmer Rouge
How Yulin dog rescuer Marc Ching went from hero to hounded

Asian-American animal crusader Marc Ching had been hailed for his efforts to save dogs from slaughter during the annual Yulin festival, until last June when his biggest rescue attempt ended in disaster

19 Jan 2017 - 12:13PM

Asian-American animal crusader Marc Ching had been hailed for his efforts to save dogs from slaughter during the annual Yulin festival, until last June when his biggest rescue attempt ended in disaster

How Yulin dog rescuer Marc Ching went from hero to hounded
Chinese health fad that’s decimating donkey populations worldwide

Said to prolong life, increase sex drive and maintain beauty, gelatin made from boiling donkey skins has seen an explosion in demand from China’s rising middle class, to the alarm of developing countries which depend on the beasts

1 Dec 2016 - 12:24PM

Said to prolong life, increase sex drive and maintain beauty, gelatin made from boiling donkey skins has seen an explosion in demand from China’s rising middle class, to the alarm of developing countries which depend on the beasts

Chinese health fad that’s decimating donkey populations worldwide
Life for China's migrant workers: dorm that looks like prison

A rare look inside a recently abandoned factory dormitory in Shanghai, and interviews with workers, reveals something of the living conditions endured by migrants toiling in China to produce goods mainly for export, writes George Knowles

13 Jun 2016 - 5:11PM

A rare look inside a recently abandoned factory dormitory in Shanghai, and interviews with workers, reveals something of the living conditions endured by migrants toiling in China to produce goods mainly for export, writes George Knowles

Life for China's migrant workers: dorm that looks like prison
Why 1,800 tigers are in a rundown China park: to be made into wine

Failing attraction in scenic Guilin, a tourist destination in southern China, is a pitiful front for a sinister trade in tiger bone wine, writes George Knowles

13 Jun 2016 - 5:13PM

Failing attraction in scenic Guilin, a tourist destination in southern China, is a pitiful front for a sinister trade in tiger bone wine, writes George Knowles

Why 1,800 tigers are in a rundown China park: to be made into wine