Spycams, sex abuse and scandal: #MeToo reaches Korean pop

A wave of sexual assault cases has swept South Korea but the lucrative K-pop industry remained relatively untouched. Two cases this month, though, have begun a reckoning For many South Koreans, the admission by a young man that he voyeurism epidemic especially in a week when two men were arrested for allegedly Seungri, a member of the internationally popular boyband Big Bang, have snowballed into overlapping sex and corruption scandals that have exposed K-pops dark underbelly and prompted a backlash among all but the most obsessive fans. Jung said he would retire from showbusiness and admitted that he had shared with members of a chatroom footage of him having sex with several women without their knowledge. Members of the chatroom …

Can the world quench Chinas bottomless thirst for milk?

The long read: Chinas leaders have championed milk as the emblem of a modern, affluent society but their radical plan to triple the nations consumption will have a huge environmental cost Beijing-based film-maker Jian Yi, now 43, clearly remembers the arrival of fresh milk in his life. It was an image of it, not the real thing. It was the 1990s, and I first saw it in an advert on TV. The ad said explicitly that drinking milk would save the nation. It would make Food Fund, a project to promote sustainable food. My mother has diabetes and has been told to diet, but the doctors say she must still have milk to make her strong, he said. The Chinese …