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Understanding the limits of being LGBT in China

HOMOSEXUALITY has been a controversial topic across the legal and moral domains in China. Homosexual acts were officially decriminalised in 1997, but Chinese laws have yet to properly recognise or protect same-sex couples in the forms of marriage or de facto relationships. However, a recent development has given hope to …

The anti-corruption case that touched a Russian nerve – BBC News

“People are tired of injustice,” says Ivan Golunov, an independent Russian journalist who has come to symbolise the struggle against powerful corrupt officials. The 36-year-old, working for online publication Meduza, was held by police in Moscow last month and accused of large-scale drug-dealing. But the charges were dropped following a …