Sex, violence and LGBT relationships have long been taboo for Vietnam’s film censors, but they are now finding their way into the open as a new wave of directors push the boundaries set by the nation’s conservative communist leaders.
Single and locked out of Beijing’s dating scene by the pandemic, Amy was encouraged by other women in online chatrooms to find a solution to her enforced abstinence — a sex toy.
Thailand’s monarchy is protected by one of the world’s toughest defamation laws, making any criticism of the powerful King Maha Vajiralongkorn very risky inside the country.
One of India’s top jewellery retailers has withdrawn an advert featuring an interfaith baby shower after a vicious backlash on social media by Hindu hardliners who said it glorified “love jihad”.
A French museum won backing from scholars on Tuesday for its decision to halt an exhibition about Mongol leader Genghis Khan because of a censorship attempt by the Chinese government.
After endlessly swiping through pictureless profiles on dating apps, Muhammad Ali Shah still hasn’t found the one — or really anyone — to get serious with in Pakistan.
At a trendy Tokyo cocktail bar, customers sip brightly colored beverages with sophisticated flavor profiles, designed for a small but growing market in hard-drinking Japan: teetotallers.
A Malaysian worker pours roasted coffee beans into a pot of bubbling, melted sugar as an ageing machine stirs the ingredients into a sticky black mixture over a crackling wood fire.
Harassed and placed under investigation by religious authorities — activist Maryam Lee is a highly controversial figure in Malaysia.
China’s domestic donkey population has already halved in the last century, while the world’s total is facing extinction by the next decade. But what is the reason behind China’s strange appetite for the beloved beast-of-labor?
China is offering state-sponsored marriage counseling to couples before they tie the knot in an attempt to slow rising divorce rates.
A festival in Taiwan where enormous pigs are slaughtered and displayed is drawing smaller crowds as animal rights activists alter perceptions of the controversial tradition.
Australian director Roderick MacKay was blown away one day in 2014 viewing 19th century photographs of Muslim and Sikh men leading camels through his native country’s harsh desert outback.
A Chinese LGBT activist has lost her legal bid to get a university textbook corrected for describing gay people as suffering from a “common psychosexual disorder”.
A Chinese university’s guidelines warning women students not to wear “revealing” clothes on campus “to prevent arousing temptation” have whipped up online fury in the socially conservative country.