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Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
October 30, 2011
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
Central Bangkok has escaped massive flooding that has so far claimed hundreds of lives. But with high tides to persist for a week, locals are still preparing for the worst.
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
October 28, 2011
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
News last month that an alleged North Korean spy tried to kill an anti-Pyongyang activist is a reminder that Kim Jong-il’s spies are active. But some say the attacks aren’t what they used to be.
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
West Papuans Cry For Help
October 27, 2011
West Papuans Cry For Help
Despite facing a well-armed Indonesian Army, many West Papuans are determined to fight for a greater say in their future. William Lloyd George travels to the jungles of West Papua to meet the rebels.
West Papuans Cry For Help
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
October 12, 2011
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
Laos has vowed to be drug free by 2015. But the Somsanga ‘treatment centre’ offers a glimpse into a world of abuse, beatings and suicide.
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
100 Years of Revolution in China
October 11, 2011
100 Years of Revolution in China
In marking a key anniversary this weekend, Chinese have had the chance to reflect on how far they have come, and where they are going.
100 Years of Revolution in China
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
October 10, 2011
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
Flooding in Thailand has already claimed at least 250 lives. With Bangkok under threat, things could get worse, reports Simon Roughneen.
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
China’s Arab Spring Cyber Lessons
October 03, 2011
China’s Arab Spring Cyber Lessons
The Arab Spring has offered some useful pointers for countries such as China about what works in suppressing dissent — and what is counterproductive.
China’s Arab Spring Cyber Lessons
One Chinese City’s PR Nightmare
September 30, 2011
One Chinese City’s PR Nightmare
A sex slave scandal, a gutter oil factory, beatings and murders – its been a bad few weeks for the city of Luoyang in China. But not for the Chinese media’s image.
One Chinese City’s PR Nightmare
Aid and Independence
September 29, 2011
Aid and Independence
Almost a decade after it secured independence, Timor-Leste remains the second poorest state in Asia. It might help if aid donors listened a little more.
Aid and Independence
Benchmarks for Burma
September 25, 2011
Benchmarks for Burma
Burma’s government has pledged change, and there are signs something is really happening. But there are ways to measure the regime’s progress toward democracy.
Benchmarks for Burma
China's Growing Spy Threat
September 19, 2011
China's Growing Spy Threat
The Chinese government’s ‘vacuum cleaner’ approach to espionage is worrying foreign governments, companies and overseas dissidents. They’re right to be concerned.
China's Growing Spy Threat
Bangladesh’s Troubling Death Squad
September 16, 2011
Bangladesh’s Troubling Death Squad
The Rapid Action Battalion has enjoyed strong public support for routinely killing alleged criminals. But is it always acting within the law?
Bangladesh’s Troubling Death Squad
Why to Give North Korea Food Aid
September 12, 2011
Why to Give North Korea Food Aid
Kim Jong-Il’s regime doesn’t make it easy to help his country’s starving population. But in the long run, offering aid is the lesser of two evils.
Why to Give North Korea Food Aid
China Fears 'Toxic' Rumours
September 09, 2011
China Fears 'Toxic' Rumours
The Communist Party’s crackdown on ‘toxic’ Internet rumours is misguided. The tighter it squeezes freedom, the more credibility slips through its hands.
China Fears 'Toxic' Rumours
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
September 07, 2011
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
A flexible view of sexuality has allowed gays to find a place in the community in the Philippines – as long as they stay focused on the family.
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
The Truth Behind China Brawl Story
September 04, 2011
The Truth Behind China Brawl Story
YouTube video of the fight between the Georgetown basketball team and their Chinese rivals went viral. But the aftermath was more encouraging than reported.
The Truth Behind China Brawl Story
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