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Destination Abu Dhabi
While Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and the best known internationally, Abu Dhabi, the national capital lying 150 km south-west of Dubai, is well on the way to matching the profile of its precocious sibling.
Destination Abu Dhabi
Southeast Asia
Broken Art
With their rich traditions and an increasingly global outlook, Thailand’s cultural industries have significant promise.
Broken Art
South Asia
Chequered History
It is a decades-old scene common to every hamlet, town and city in India – a dusty playground at midday, chock full of schoolchildren armed with cricket bats and rubber balls, sweating bullets, but playing earnestly, despite the searing heat.
Chequered History
February 02, 2009
International Migration Concerns
Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a shift in the definition of security.
International Migration Concerns
Southeast Asia
Rescuing Child Sex Slaves
A warm night on the Thai/Burmese border. A Grey Man operative checks his video equipment and heads into a cluster of 15 brothels.
Rescuing Child Sex Slaves
East Asia
China in 2008
A once-in-a-hundred-year snowstorm marked an ominous beginning for a supposedly magnificent year for China.
China in 2008
East Asia
Tale of a thousand cities
The glowing blue ripples of China’s National Aquatic Centre – better known as the Watercube – have made the Australian-designed 2008 Olympic Games venue a Chinese icon.
Tale of a thousand cities
Central Asia
Less than meets the eye?
The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was public diplomacy “shock and awe”.
Less than meets the eye?
East Asia
Once Bittern, Twice Shy
China’s public signage, as the friends of many serial email forwarders have discovered is second perhaps only to that of Japan in its ability to delight, baffle, and send native English speakers into spasms of hilarity.
Once Bittern, Twice Shy
South Asia
Without a Trace
Without a Trace
South Asia
Son of a Gun
On a motorcycle tour through India in August 2001, Australian paramedic Benjamin Gilmour and his girlfriend decided to venture into a country they knew nearly nothing about – Pakistan.
Son of a Gun
East Asia
Framing China
As China has globalised, it’s artists and their works have also found new markets. International buyers account for about 90 per cent of the current interest in mainland-Chinese art which, according to the Cultural Ministry, is worth about $US36 billion a year.
Framing China
Southeast Asia
Lord of Prosperity
Kelvin Rowley considers the life, death and legacy of drug kingpin Khun Sa, once known as king of the ‘Golden Triangle.’
Lord of Prosperity
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