Education

In Hong Kong, political banners reveal gulf with mainland

Sep 30, 2017

Clashes about pro-independence banners in Hong Kong's universities have exposed the widening gulf between Hong Kong and mainland China, which now rules the former British colony

2 Malaysian boys charged with murder for Islamic school fire

Sep 28, 2017

Two Malaysian teenagers were charged with murder after being accused of intentionally setting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people, mostly students

Malaysia prepares mass burial for school fire victims

Sep 15, 2017

Malaysian authorities are preparing a mass burial for 23 mostly young boys who died in a fire at a private Islamic boarding school

Malaysia fire blocks lone exit to Islamic dormitory; 23 dead

Sep 14, 2017

A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory has killed 23 people who were trapped behind barred windows on the outskirts of Malaysia's largest city

The Latest: Official: Malaysia fire victims were to move out

Sep 14, 2017

Malaysian Islamic school principal says dormitory razed by fire was a temporary boarding house because the main school building was under renovation

The Latest: Official says school applied for safety approval

Sep 14, 2017

A fire department official says the initial investigation into a fatal dormitory fire in Malaysia showed the school had just applied for building safety approval

Chinese imprisoned for 2 years after teaching about Islam

Sep 12, 2017

A member of a Muslim minority group has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese prison after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam

More students attend 2nd year of Schwarzman China program

Sep 8, 2017

A study program at an elite Chinese university that was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship is entering its second year with an endowment of more than $500 million and more participants

Independence banners on Hong Kong campus renew tensions

Sep 6, 2017

Banners supporting independence for Chinese-controlled Hong Kong have appeared on a university campus at the start of classes, rekindling tensions over free speech in the semiautonomous city

Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

Aug 17, 2017

Hong Kong gives Joshua Wong, two other young democracy activists prison time, overturning earlier ruling

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