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India’s Population Time Bomb
November 23, 2010
India’s Population Time Bomb
High fertility rates risk turning India’s demographic dividend into a demographic disaster, reports Shreyasi Singh from New Delhi.
India’s Population Time Bomb
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
November 18, 2010
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
In the second in our series on Asia’s navies, Mingi Hyun looks at the South Korean Navy’s blue-water naval ambitions.
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
India’s Free Press Illusion
October 26, 2010
India’s Free Press Illusion
India proudly proclaims itself the world’s largest democracy. But a lack of real press freedom will ultimately hamper economic growth.
India’s Free Press Illusion
October 13, 2010
Afghanistan’s ‘Royal’ Outcasts
The nomadic Kuchi are being driven from their lands, says Karlos Zurutuza. They’re second-class citizens in their own country.
Afghanistan’s ‘Royal’ Outcasts
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
October 09, 2010
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary has brought an influx of visitors. But why are so few foreign? And why won’t they come back?
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
Delhi Games’ Homeless Legacy
October 04, 2010
Delhi Games’ Homeless Legacy
As many as 3 million people could be left homeless after the most expensive Commonwealth Games in history, reports Sanjay Kumar from New Delhi.
Delhi Games’ Homeless Legacy
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
September 10, 2010
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
The Diplomat speaks with three women whose actions and ambitions help empower and enrich lives throughout Asia.
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
China’s Blockbuster Propaganda
September 09, 2010
China’s Blockbuster Propaganda
Beijing keeps its film industry on a tight leash. Blockbusters like Aftershock are fine—if they toe the party’s airbrushed line.
China’s Blockbuster Propaganda
Women of the Asia-Pacific
August 16, 2010
Women of the Asia-Pacific
We take a look at a selection of countries in the Asia-Pacific and the role and status of women in them today.
Women of the Asia-Pacific
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
August 05, 2010
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
As demand outstrips supply in a brutally hot Vietnam summer, anger grows with the government power company over blackouts.
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
Growth and Freedom in Asia
August 05, 2010
Growth and Freedom in Asia
Does economic growth inevitably lead to democracy? China and Vietnam are growing fast, but political freedom still lags.
Growth and Freedom in Asia
China-Russia Border Poison
August 03, 2010
China-Russia Border Poison
An accident involving barrels of toxic chemicals is only likely to exacerbate long-standing Russian concerns over China.
China-Russia Border Poison
Asia's Colourful Celebrations
July 28, 2010
Asia's Colourful Celebrations
Festivities in Asia are plentiful. A visual journey through the region’s big and lesser-known celebrations, from Mongolia to India to the Philippines, shows that there is no lack of energy… and colour.
Asia's Colourful Celebrations
India’s Caste Count Dilemma
July 14, 2010
India’s Caste Count Dilemma
Would including caste in India’s census next year perpetuate a sometimes deadly system? Shreyasi Singh reports from Delhi.
India’s Caste Count Dilemma
Sex and the Censors in Asia
July 13, 2010
Sex and the Censors in Asia
South-east Asian governments are increasingly censoring ‘immoral’ web content. Do they have political motivations as well?
Sex and the Censors in Asia
The Panchen Lama Mystery
July 11, 2010
The Panchen Lama Mystery
Is China’s pick for second-highest spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism legitimate or just a power grab, asks Saransh Sehgal.
The Panchen Lama Mystery
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