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Sports, culture and the arts are a passion for billions in the Asia-Pacific, and offer unique insights into what makes countries here tick. From the latest cricket match to prize-winning novels and the latest art exhibitions, The Diplomat's bloggers cover it all, giving you a fresh perspective on the region.

Bong Happy ‘Parasite’ Succeeded Despite Disparity It Showed
February 20, 2020

Bong Happy ‘Parasite’ Succeeded Despite Disparity It Showed

By Associated Press
"Parasite" won best picture at this month's 92nd Academy Awards, among other accolades.

Why Asia Needs to Move Beyond Plastic Bag Bans
February 19, 2020

Why Asia Needs to Move Beyond Plastic Bag Bans

By Kris Hartley
Seriously addressing the region’s plastic apocalypse will require moving beyond blunt moves such as plastic bag bans.
Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome
February 14, 2020

Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome

By Associated Press
Stranded passengers disembarked and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation's authoritarian leader who handed them flowers.

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan
February 14, 2020

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Stopping the released of an award-winning film to appease an Islamist group sets a troubling precedent.

Remember the Women Fighting Coronavirus
February 13, 2020

Remember the Women Fighting Coronavirus

By Shamim Zakaria and Yan Ni
Female medics are leading the frontline battle in China, but a lack of attention to women’s sanitary needs irks rights advocates.

Rohingya Boat Capsizes in Deadly Bay of Bengal Incident
February 12, 2020

Rohingya Boat Capsizes in Deadly Bay of Bengal Incident

By Associated Press
An overcrowded boat carrying about 138 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps sank Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladeshi officials said.

Taiwan Delays Spring Semester, Tightens Travel Rules Over Coronavirus Worries
February 08, 2020

Taiwan Delays Spring Semester, Tightens Travel Rules Over Coronavirus Worries

By James X. Morris
Taiwan has rapidly scaled up preventative measures designed to contain a potential outbreak.
Yanxi Palace Spin-off Turns to Netflix 
February 06, 2020

Yanxi Palace Spin-off Turns to Netflix 

By Layne Vandenberg
The spin-off has moved to Netflix, showing that Chinese censors are not worried about international audiences.

War-weary Afghan Youth Turn to Snowboarding for Thrills
February 06, 2020

War-weary Afghan Youth Turn to Snowboarding for Thrills

By Associated Press
A group of young Afghans is looking to put the country on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation.

Bangladesh Squad Returns to Pakistan for First Cricket Test Match Since 2003
February 06, 2020

Bangladesh Squad Returns to Pakistan for First Cricket Test Match Since 2003

By Associated Press
It’s another step forward for Pakistani cricket, as security concerns previously prevented the country from hosting international matches.

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus
February 04, 2020

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus

By Associated Press
Of the 16 teams due to take part in the tournament in Turkmenistan, five were from countries with cases of the new coronavirus, including China.
World Health Organization Tackles Misinformation Over China Coronavirus Outbreak
February 04, 2020

World Health Organization Tackles Misinformation Over China Coronavirus Outbreak

By Associated Press
The WHO says the new epidemic has been accompanied by a massive “infodemic” — an overabundance of information, some accurate and some not.

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