In September 2011, the breaking news of a 16-year-old girl being burnt and disfigured by her classmate quickly went viral on Weibo — the Chinese version of Twitter — and soon became the main focus in China, due to the crime’s cruelty and the criminal’s sensitive…
For many people who leave Mainland China to earn a living in a more developed country, it can seem like a dream come true. However, it can also become a nightmare.
Sometimes when corporations hold patents on human genes, the only winner is big business. Now, a High Court has agreed with a unanimous ruling that BRCA1 is a naturally occurring gene and not an invention that can be patented.
With the recent public outcry after a rash of fatal police shootings, it makes me think how we can improve as a country. Questions like why police in the United States kill citizens at over 70 times the rate of other…
Almost 3,000 inmates, mostly undocumented immigrants, have been moved out of a private prison facility in Texas after a riot last month, and 90 percent of the prison staff have been laid off. The incident and it’s aftermath reveal big questions about…
A confession is often seen as the greatest piece of evidence a prosecutor can bring to trial. Though growing research is outlining that innocent people also confess to crimes in large numbers.
The recent release of a comprehensive 32 page report by Human Rights Watch details 16 years of failures on the part of Thailand’s Pollution Control Department and country health officials.
The year was 1986 and Len Bias, a University of Maryland standout was drafted by the Boston Celtics. Two days after he was drafted he died of a cocaine overdose.
The idea behind our justice system is simple, but flawed. We incarcerate people to stop them from committing a crime, allegedly rehabilitate them, and deter them and others from committing crime again.
In today’s China, in spite of rapid economic growth, there are still five basic things many Chinese people yearn for.