Shanghai mulls removing English from street signs – BBC News

Highways agency says getting rid of English and pinyin would make more space for Chinese characters. The authorities in Shanghai are considering whether to remove English from road signs, to the alarm of some foreign residents. Many of the city’s signs feature either English or pinyin, a writing system that …

Ban Ki-moon tells Myanmar world concerned about Rohingya

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Myanmar on Tuesday that the world is very concerned about the tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been living for more than four years in camps in northern Rakhine state after fleeing violence from the Buddhist majority. “They …