China’s New Warship

China unveils its second aircraft carrier, but will they stop there? South Korea took its first steps to deploy a controversial missile system. Plus, Hong Kong arrests two disqualified lawmakers. VOA’s Steve Miller has your Asia news, in a minute. …

S. Korean Presidential Hopeful Accused of Anti-gay Comments

South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality, something his supporters say he had to do to win office in the deeply conservative country.   Moon, a liberal candidate and former human rights lawyer, made the comments Tuesday night while responding to …

China Issues Ban on Many Muslim Names in Xinjiang

China has released new restrictions on the naming of children in the far western and mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang, banning ethnic minority Uighur parents from naming their newborns “Muhammad” or names that authorities say have “extremely religious” meanings.   The move is the latest in sweeping controls instituted in Xinjiang that authorities say are …