Stories about East Asia from April, 2014
Betty Wong was smuggled into Hong Kong from mainland China in 2003 when she was 8. Her story, from undocumented immigrant to medical student, was met with online attacks.
It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks up the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.
Balik Cina is a new website which compiles some of the hilarious and notorious quotes made by Malaysian politicians.
The new law lends more power to environmental agencies to use punitive powers to rein in powerful polluters and does away with caps on pollution fines.
Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.
Different initiatives in Hong Kong connect people with others to help fix household items, give away unwanted goods and borrow a book.
In this funny video, the mother in a viral video reacts differently to her daughter's boyfriend depending on where he says he lives.
The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.
Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.
A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.