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Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

(Reuters) A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. A team, led by Professor Chen Zhiwei at Hong Kong University’s AIDS Institute, […]

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Get the popcorn and crisps ready to watch tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 livestream, and check out the running order below: Each act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. As host country, Portugal drew its exact starting position (8) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in […]

China: Weibo to ban gay, violent content from platform

China’s Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said. Friday’s announcement comes amid a clampdown targeting content across social media platforms, as China’s leaders look to tighten their grip on a huge and diverse cultural scene popular with the young.

China: Beijing Festival pulls award-winning gay film

China: Beijing Festival pulls award-winning gay film

A Chinese film festival has pulled award-winning gay romance “Call Me By Your Name” from its programme, the movie’s distributor said on Monday, reflecting China’s mottled relationship with gay themes in the creative arts. The movie, which won a screenplay Oscar this month, was withdrawn from the Beijing International Film Festival set for April, Sony […]

China: Court Rules Against Forced Conversion Therapy

China: Court Rules Against Forced Conversion Therapy

Last week, in an unprecedented case, a court in China ruled against a public hospital that had forced a gay man into so-called conversion therapy. This ruling was the first of its kind – against a public institution in China. The plaintiff, known only as Yu, was admitted to the No. 2 Zhumadian Hospital – […]

HRW: UN Chief Should Stress Rights Erosion In China

HRW: UN Chief Should Stress Rights Erosion In China

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should publicly press China’s leaders to end their crackdown on activists and independent groups, Human Rights Watch today said in a letter to the secretary-general. Ban will visit China from July 6 to 10, 2016. “It’s crucial for the UN secretary-general to take China’s leadership to task for rolling back […]

China: Domestic Violence Law Does Not Include LGBT Couples

China: Domestic Violence Law Does Not Include LGBT Couples

China has just passed a law outlawing domestic violence among co-habiting couples, but this does not include homosexual couples, according to government official, Guo Linmao. This is the first time China has addressed the issue of domestic violence, said to be because the government did not want to bring shame on the traditional idea of […]