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  • For the record
    Jim Perry: In the Nov. 25 California section, the obituary of Jim Perry, a former host of "Card Sharks" and other game shows, said that he worked in Armed Forces Radio during World War II. He did so during the Korean War."Creed" review: In the Nov. 2…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • It's not just his campaign that benefits from donations to Ben Carson
    More from Trail Guide Nov. 24 Go inside the factory that makes Donald Trump's trucker hats Nov. 23 Donald Trump does well in poll with Americans who are 'angry' with the government Nov. 22 Donald Trump calls for waterboarding to combat Islamic State…
    - 52 mins ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:28pm -
  • Kings meet a Stanley Cup-drained Tampa Bay Lightning team
    After 22 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning is on the outside looking in over in the Eastern Conference, pressed up against the glass and hoping for better things. Playoff darlings in June, the Lightning is (barely) out of a playoff spot this season head…
    - 52 mins ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:28pm -
  • Child dies 10 years after violent shaking; babysitter charged with murder
    A man who is serving eight years in prison for drugs and theft could face decades more behind bars if Orange County prosecutors can prove his girlfriend's daughter died because he violently shook her a decade ago, authorities said Wednesday. On Jan.…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:09pm -
  • ESPN's decision to reduce Brent Musburger's national airtime has a cost
    Spoke to Brent Musburger the other day, after realizing I hadn't heard his voice all season. ESPN, in one of its oddest decisions, has relegated him to Southeastern Conference games, which is why we seldom see him anymore. "You'll just have to subscr…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:55pm -
  • Wesley Johnson shows how he adds up in Clippers' starting equation
    Wesley Johnson had already slipped on his shirt for a rare postgame interview and was preparing to depart the Clippers' locker room Tuesday night when a teammate's words brought him to a halt. Reporters were asking center DeAndre Jordan about Johnson…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:47pm -
  • 'The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up' at Blum & Poe: Startling work of Cobra artists
    The L.A. version of “The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy” is a wonderfully unwieldy sprawl that fills the six main spaces at Blum & Poe and spills out into two hallways. With more than 150 paintings, sculptures, collages and pho…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:43pm -
  • Pass rate for summer California bar exam hits historic low: under 47%
    For the second year in a row, the percentage of people who successfully took the summer California bar exam fell to a historic low, with less than 47% passing, according to state statistics. Last year, only 48.6% of those who took the exam made the g…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:36pm -
  • John Bock at Regen Projects: Mind-bending art for a movie town
    John Bock uses movies like most directors use sets: as essential ingredients of larger undertakings. That’s something we don’t often see in Los Angeles, where movies rule and other art forms play second fiddle to the silver screen. At Regen Proje…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:32pm -
  • Jennifer Moon's mesmerizing show turns the art world into a punchline
    Jennifer Moon’s loopy exhibition at Commonwealth & Council is a brilliant sendup of 40 years of Conceptual art. “Phoenix Rising: Part 3: laub, me and the Revolution (The Theory of Everything)” takes visitors back to first-gen Conceptualism, whe…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:19pm -

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

VOA News - Asia

  • Aid Convoy Bombed in Syria
    Video shows aid trucks on fire at the Bab al-Salam border crossing. It was not immediately clear to which group the trucks belonged.
    - 49 mins ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:31pm -
  • Kenyans Express Hopes Over Pope's Visit
    Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya for a three nation African tour - his first to the continent as pontiff. The Pope's five-day visit will also see him go to Uganda and Central African Republic, which has been hit by Christian-Muslim conflict. Amos W…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:08pm -
  • Amid Sectarian Violence, Pope's Visit To Africa Brings Hope of Peace
    Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive Sunday in the Central African Republic, the final stop on his Africa tour. The country has been in chaos since a rebel coup in 2013 and subsequent intercommunal violence pitting Christians against Muslims. Many hop…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:00pm -
  • Belgium-Germany Border Remains Porous
    One of the suspected gunmen in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, evaded law enforcement, made his way to Belgium, and is now believed to have fled to Germany. VOA correspondent Ayesha Tanzeem makes the journey across the border from Belgium…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:53pm -
  • Belgium-Germany Border Remains Porous, Even As Manhunt For Paris Attacker Continues
    One of the suspected gunmen in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, evaded law enforcement, made his way to Belgium, and is now believed to have fled to Germany. VOA correspondent Ayesha Tanzeem makes the journey across the border from Belgium…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:46pm -
  • North Korean Refugees Struggle to Adjust to US
    There are some 190 North Korean refugees living in the United States, according to the Refugee Processing Center. But there may be many more who do not claim refugee status, and who are struggling to adjust to their new lives.Among those are Sammy…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:45pm -
  • Pentagon Monitoring Reports of Aid Convoy Bombing in Syria
    A U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is monitoring reports that a convoy of humanitarian vehicles was hit in an airstrike Wednesday near Azaz, Syria, about 6 kilometers south of the Turkish border.Reuters video shows aid trucks on fire at the…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:41pm -
  • Indiana City Welcomes Myanmar Refugees, Struggles With Syrians
    The light on the nightstand is bright and startling as it clicks on in the dark bedroom. Bu Say Wah squints as his dad softly speaks Karen, his indigenous language from Myanmar. Per Ler tells his son it's time for a new day at school.Bu Say scrambl…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:25pm -
  • North Korean Refugees Struggle to Adjust to US
    The Refugee Processing Center, which is operated by the U.S. State Department, says there are some 190 North Korean refugees living in the United States. But there may be more who do not claim refugee status. As Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:20pm -
  • Fears of ‘Nightmare’ Scenario in Syria Follow Downing of Russian Jet
    Developments in the skies over the Turkish-Syrian border are putting world leaders on notice that the conflict there threatens to spiral out of control. And while a possible “nightmare scenario” of an even wider conflict seems far from playing o…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:13pm -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

  • Gauging the ISIS Threat in Indonesia
    Concern is rising in Jakarta that Indonesia could be the first Southeast Asian nation hit by an Islamic State-style attack from the 100-odd Islamic fighters who have returned from the Middle East in recent months although the fundamentalists so far a…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:49pm -
  • Russia Attempts to Play Catch-up with US, China Trade Blocs
    With 12 Pacific Rim nations well on their way to establishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and China backing a rival Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership among 16 nations, Russia has risked falling behind with its own faltering efforts to la…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:29pm -
  • Food prices rise sharply after fighting disrupts Afghan harvest
    Food prices are shooting up in Afghanistan as the harvest has been halted in the country’s breadbasket in the northern province of Kunduz, where farmers have fled fighting and fields are infested with explosives. The war between pro-government forc…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:08pm -
  • Will China Save Malaysia’s PM?
    What price will Malaysia pay as the embattled 1Malaysia Development Bhd, the state-backed investment fund, sells power plants to China General Nuclear Power Corporation? Or, for that matter, China’s promise to buy lots of Malaysian government bonds…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:41am -
  • Rights Groups Fight for Singapore Murder Reversal
    Human rights organizations in Singapore are working feverishly to try to save the life of a convicted murderer who was given a rare stay of execution only to have the prosecution appeal the decision and demand that the death penalty be reinstated. In…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:30am -
  • South Korea and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    On Oct. 5, 12 countries, making up 40 percent of the world economy and including Japan and the United States finally agreed after years of negotiation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the omnibus free trade bill being pushed by Washington, DC. The a…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:13am -
  • Obama to Najib: Release Anwar
    It is ironic that despite being told by the President of the United States to free opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister Najib wants to hide behind Malaysia’s legal system, because he certainly has had no hesitation to use and abuse it…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 12:18pm -
  • Thai Military: Do as We Say, Not as We Do
    Last week, a spokesman for Thailand’s Constitution Drafting Commission said the junta is considering new mechanisms to aid the National Anti-Corruption Commission in its mission to crack down on graft at the local level. Allegedly widespread corrup…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 11:54am -
  • Gun-Toting Davao Mayor Jumps Into Philippine Elections
    The decision by Rodrigo Duterte, the gun-toting mayor of Davao City, to enter the Philippine presidential sweepstakes at virtually the last minute complicates the always circus-like politics that have characterized the country for decades. The nation…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 11:42am -
  • Could Malaysia’s Najib Pull Off a Snap Election?
    For a complex of reasons including sacking investigators and neutralizing foes through the extensive use of Malaysia’s colonial-era sedition act, Prime Minister Najib Razak actually appears stronger today than he did three months ago in the middle…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 8:36am -

Asian Correspondent

  • Transgenders in Vietnam say new law paves way for surgeries
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.The post Transgenders in Vietnam say new la…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 7:14am -
  • The Philippine Left and the 2016 elections
    THE Philippine Left has always considered elections as a panacea and a cosmetic political exercise to address the basic ills of society. It sees the election as a non-violent means to resolve contradictions among the ruling elite.The post The Philip…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 5:52am -
  • Wi-Fi, TVs and charging stations: Beijing wows with high-tech ‘5th space’ toilets
    WI-FI. Vending machines. Flat screen TVs. Cleanliness. No, this isn't a description of a lounge, cafe or chic shop. These are instead the features included at Beijing's glitzy new loo. The post Wi-Fi, TVs and charging stations: Beijing wows with hi…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:05am -
  • Short-sighted race organizers hinder development of Thailand as a runners’ destination
    MARATHONS in Thailand have the potential to draw in big foreign crowds. However, local organizers appear to be more concerned with pulling in quick money than making improvements and investing in the long-term development and market positioning of th…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 3:27am -
  • Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at COP21 climate summit
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is hoping to give a boost to international climate talks in Paris next week by holding early one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China and India.The post Obama to meet with leaders…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:50am -
  • Rights groups call on Thailand to close military prison
    HUMAN RIGHTS groups have called on Thailand to immediately close a military detention center where two high-profile prisoners died in controversial circumstances over the past month.The post Rights groups call on Thailand to close military prison ap…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:36am -
  • China is trying to register 13 million people who were never documented
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say they are trying to register an estimated 13 million people who are without documents, most of whom were babies born in violation of the country's strict family-size rules.The post China is trying to register…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:09am -
  • Seoul: Kim Jong-un demotes top official, sends him to rural farm
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul's spy agency says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have demoted one of his top associates and sent him to a rural collective farm.The post Seoul: Kim Jong-un demotes top official, sends him to rural fa…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 1:57am -
  • Philippines: Imelda Marcos jewelry appraised ahead of possible auction
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government is having millions of dollars' worth of jewelry seized from former first lady Imelda Marcos appraised ahead of a possible auctioning of the collection.The post Philippines: Imelda Marcos jewelry…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 1:48am -
  • Graduate outcomes for economics students
    ECONOMISTS are in demand right across the world, making it an attractive choice for students looking to secure well-paid employment right after graduation. Economics students have instant employability potential. Not only are degree programmes varied…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Nov 15, 12:31pm -

Flickr - Asia Geofeed

Night in Liman
Night in Liman
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Seoul: Hanboks in the Palace
Seoul: Hanboks in the Palace
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Seoul: The Secret Garden
Seoul: The Secret Garden
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Autumn in Seoul
Autumn in Seoul
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Seoul: Gwanghwamun
Seoul: Gwanghwamun
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Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom
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Rajasthan : Bhil tribe #1
Rajasthan : Bhil tribe #1
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Khan Bari Yard
Khan Bari Yard
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Still Standing
Still Standing
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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • Skies Darken for Accord on Syria
    Fallout of fatal incident threatens to destroy chances for any grand coalition of international powers to change the course of chaos in Syria, at least for now.
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:54am -
  • H-P Spinoffs Give First Looks
    HP Inc., fresh off its split in early November, gave profit outlooks below Wall Street’s expectations for its first quarter as a public company, sending shares lower.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:44am -
  • Li Ka-shing's Merger Plans Thwarted by Shareholders
    A stormy shareholders meeting dealt a blow to tycoon Li Ka-shing on Tuesday, as investors voted down the proposed $13 billion merger of his group’s infrastructure arm and a cash-rich affiliate power company.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:34am -
  • Takata U.S. Employees Saw Problems in Air-Bag Tests
    For a decade, Takata employees in the U.S. raised concerns internally about misleading testing reports on air bags that later became prone to explosions.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:15am -
  • 'Chinese Medicine' Fails to Cure Credit Crunch
    Beijing has made promises of financial reform for the entire country as it tries to maintain China’s strong growth rate. But for most businesses and consumers, little has changed on the ground.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:06am -
  • For Poor Countries, Well-Worn Path to Development Turns Rocky
    Economists worry that the factory-led model of advancement—which, for more than a century, has offered the quickest route out of poverty—is simply no longer available to today’s poorest nations in South Asia, Africa and Latin America.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:04am -
  • Alibaba in Talks to Buy Controlling Stake in SCMP Group
    The Internet company is in talks to buy a controlling stake in Hong Kong publisher SCMP Group, in a deal that would put the largest local English-language newspaper in the hands of a mainland Chinese company.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:03am -
  • Tunisia Says Terror Attack Kills 12
    A terrorist attack on a bus killed at least 12 members of Tunisia’s presidential guard force in the capital Tunis, the Interior Ministry said.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:00am -
  • U.S. Military Report Concludes Human Error Led to Afghan Hospital Bombing
    A series of mistakes and human error contributed to U.S. warplanes inadvertently bombing the Kunduz hospital last month, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 people, including doctors and patients.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 3:39am -
  • After 1MDB Deal, China's Clout Set to Grow in Malaysia
    China’s $2.3 billion deal to buy power assets from a debt-ridden Malaysian government-investment fund could give Beijing greater sway in the Southeast Asia nation.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:57am -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

Asia News Network - Breaking News

  • 31 October 2015
    The ice-thawing meeting to be held over the weekend among leaders of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea will provide new incentives for regional cooperation and promote the stability of all of Asia and even the Asia-Pacific region, China Daily qu…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 6:48am -
  • Nepal to India: Fulfil supply commitment
    Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently made two separate communications to the Indian government to fulfil its commitment made at the political level to ease and increase the supplies of fuel and other essential commodities to Nepal
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 6:02am -
  • 10kg cocaine seized on Indo-Bangla border
    In the biggest ever seizure of drugs in terms of monetary value along the India-Bangladesh border, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 10 kg cocaine worth 400 million Indian rupees (US$6
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 5:31am -
  • Taiwan to pursue MH-60R Seahawk sale from the US
    Taiwan's military yesterday confirmed that it is seeking to buy 10 MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare helicopter from the US to replace its existing aging chopper fleet
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 5:31am -
  • Japan's MSDF, US Navy in joint S. China Sea drill
    Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force is holding a joint drill with the US Navy in the South China Sea, it has been learned
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 5:15am -
  • China, Japan and S. Korea summit to improve trust, relations
    The ice-thawing meeting to be held over the weekend among leaders of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea will provide new incentives for regional cooperation and promote the stability of all of Asia and even the Asia-Pacific region, experts said
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 4:45am -
  • Couples must wait for law to catch up with China's ‘second-child’ policy
    The launch of the new policy needs to be in accordance with regional population and family planning laws, and the birth of a second child before such regulations are passed into law will be deemed illegal
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 4:45am -
  • Breakthroughs possible under Asean agreement
    In early September, when the forest fires began to show signs of rage, the newly appointed head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Willem Rampangilei, promised that the fires would be brought under control within 14 days from Septembe…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 4:14am -
  • Beijing dismisses South China Sea ruling
    China's foreign ministry on Friday, October 30, dismissed a ruling by the Arbitral Tribunal on the jurisdiction and admissibility of the South China Sea issue, saying it is null and void
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 4:14am -
  • Time to up the ante in the battle against stroke
    By the time you finish reading this editorial, another Thai citizen likely will have died of a stroke
    - 26 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 3:43am -

The Economist - Banyan Blog

  • Farewell to Banyan, the blog
    IT IS with heavy trunk and trailing roots that Banyan, this blog, folds up its branches—and leaves. Many of us have grown attached to it over the past four years, in which time it has shot off nearly 1,200 posts. Starting life as Banyan’s noteboo…
    - 14 Nov 14, 3:47pm -
  • A bigger bazooka
    THE riposte to doubts about Abenomics, the three-part plan of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, to shake the country from its economic torpor, is more of the same, and a lot more. On October 31st the Bank of Japan (BoJ) stunned the financial mark…
    - 31 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • On permanent parole
    A FOUR-YEAR battle ended yesterday, when Singapore's highest court upheld the constitutionality of Section 377(a) of the country's penal code, which renders any man convicted of committing "or abet[ting] the commission of...any act of gross indecency…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:41am -
  • Soldiering on
    EVEN seasoned taxi drivers confess that they are finding it difficult to navigate sections of Christchurch. Portions of New Zealand’s second-largest city have become unrecognisable since an earthquake hit in February 2011, killing 185 people and in…
    - 29 Oct 14, 1:46pm -
  • When the luck runs out
    CASINOS have served Cambodia as a rare and dependable cash cow ever since the country first emerged from its decades of civil war, in the late 1990s. On the face of it this year will be no different, with the government expecting to increase its taki…
    - 23 Oct 14, 7:29am -
  • Stakes upped
    THE bet was bound to be a risky one. In July Japan decided to restart talks with North Korea in the hope of securing the return of citizens kidnapped in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The stakes have since been raised. North Korea’s initial report…
    - 22 Oct 14, 11:59pm -
  • Party on
    WEIRDLY enough, Japan is still a land where you can’t move to the rhythm legally in a nightclub after midnight. This is despite years of campaigning by Japan’s youth. Yet nothing they have done has succeeded in changing laws—from the time of Ja…
    - 21 Oct 14, 4:21am -
  • The second Modi wave
    EVEN though the results were not surprising, they are significant. So large was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory in general elections in May 2014, led by Narendra Modi, that his party was widely expected to triumph again in state elections in…
    - 20 Oct 14, 8:14am -
  • Third term lucky
    THIRD-TERM governments are reputedly difficult for a governing party—and particularly in New Zealand’s multi-party system, in which voters plump for both a party and a candidate for their local electorate. But John Key, the country’s prime mini…
    - 17 Oct 14, 11:11pm -
  • Pushing the limits
    SHORTLY before he became prime minister last year, Tony Abbott praised the “freedom that our civilisation has nurtured”. Last month Mr Abbott’s mood in parliament was more sober. “Regrettably,” he said, “the delicate balance between freed…
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:02am -

The World Bank - East Asia and the Pacific on the Rise

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

Asia Times Online

  • Apple settles China iPad trademark dispute for $60 million
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has paid $60 million to China's Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle a dispute over the iPad trademark, a Chinese provincial court said on Monday. The announcement of the court-mediated settlement was made on the web…
    - 2 Jul 12, 3:50am -
  • Huge demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
    Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony's streets in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule.
    - 2 Jul 12, 1:43am -
  • China caps car sales in Guangzhou to ease jams
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's booming southern city of Guangzhou is limiting the number of new cars on the streets to ease traffic jams and cut pollution, state media said on Sunday, a move that could weigh on sales in the world's largest car market. G…
    - 1 Jul 12, 1:55pm -
  • U.S. Reaches Out to China, but Not for Naval Maneuvers
    Chinese analysts said that cooperation was not the main American goal, as a 22-nation war exercise began off Hawaii.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • World Briefing | Asia: China: Astronauts Finish Mission and Return to Earth
    China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • China, India step up global role with IMF fund
    After years of pressure to take a greater role in global affairs, China and India have stepped up by contributing to a new IMF emergency fund -- from which the United States is absent.
    - 20 Jun 12, 10:29am -
  • Laos, where rubber hits the road to China
    The rice fields that blanketed this remote mountain village for generations are gone. In their place rise neat rows of young rubber trees -- their sap destined for China. As Beijing scrambles to feed its galloping economy, it has already scoured the…
    - 11 May 08, 9:42am -
  • In battle with China for allies, Taiwan resorts to riskier tactics
    A scandal here over a bungled Taiwan attempt to forge official ties with Papua New Guinea has thrown a spotlight on the long-running, shadowy war between China and Taiwan for allies. (International Herald Tribune)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • IMF cuts Chinese economic growth forecasts to about 9%
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday it has adjusted its forecasts for the global economic growth in 2008 downward to below 4 percent, with a growth of just above 9 percent for the Chinese economy. (China Daily)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • China's submarine progress alarms India
    Reports of China building a massive strategic naval base capable of housing nuclear-powered submarines on Hainan island in the South China Sea have India on red alert. The fear is not so much that China will launch any offensive against India, but th…
    - 8 May 08, 9:06am -

Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • Is China Serious About Pollution Controls?
    China is developing new tools to address its pressing environmental pollution, but these efforts are likely to be muted until fundamental changes are made to the country’s policy structure, writes CFR's Yanzhong Huang.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 9:00pm -
  • Addressing North Korea’s Nuclear Problem
    Since defecting from Six Party negotiations on denuclearization in 2008, North Korea has pursued nuclear development unchecked by international constraints. Scott A. Snyder outlines steps the United States should take to lead coordinated multilatera…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 7:15pm -
  • India Warms Up to Climate Action
    India has taken a major step forward ahead of global climate talks in Paris, but the country’s clean energy strategy still faces domestic and international challenges, write CFR’s Varun Sivaram and Annushka Shivnani.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 3:10pm -
  • Armed Confrontation Between China and India
    Although China and India have repeatedly demonstrated a mutual desire to prevent conflict, the potential for their relationship to deteriorate is ever present. A border clash, conflict with Pakistan, maritime skirmish, or crisis over Tibet could rais…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 4:57pm -
  • It’s Time for a Frank Talk with Pakistan’s Army Chief
    During this week’s visit to Washington by General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s army chief, Daniel Markey argues that the White House should use the opportunity to have a frank discussion about the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.
    - 8 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 7:39pm -
  • Assessing the Future of U.S.-India Relations
    Experts discuss U.S.-India relations and a new CFR independent task force report.
    - 9 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 5:45am -
  • Assessing the Future of U.S.-India Relations
    Experts discuss U.S.-India relations and a new CFR independent task force report.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 7:15pm -
  • CFR Task Force Says Strengthening Economic Ties in a “Joint Venture” With India Should Be a Top Priority for the United States
    “A rising India offers one of the most substantial opportunities to advance American national interests over the next two decades,” asserts a new Independent Task Force report sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Working With a R…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 4:39pm -
  • How the U.S. Should Respond to the Rise of India
    India has long been an economy with tremendous promise.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 2:44pm -
  • The Promise of a U.S.-India Partnership
    The United States and India should seize the chance to spur trade, security, and other ties and advance democratic values globally, says expert Joseph S. Nye Jr.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 2:23pm -

MSNBC - Asia Pacific

  • Chinese ex-cops detained while fighting corruption
    The call came late on Monday night. "More than 70 police raided our (guest house)," said former policeman He Zuhua. "Police are everywhere.
    - 4 Mar 13, 6:01pm -
  • Video: Rodman: Kim Jong Un is ‘my friend’
    After being filmed spending time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, basketball legend Dennis Rodman said that while he doesn’t “condone what he does,” the dictator is “a good guy” and a friend. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports. (TODAY)…
    - 4 Mar 13, 1:25pm -
  • Sanctions call over Thai elephant ivory trade
    Environmental groups plan to table a motion at a conference on endangered species in Bangkok next month calling for sanctions against hosts Thailand over the trade in elephant ivory.
    - 2 Mar 13, 9:02am -
  • Rodman: N. Korea dictator an 'awesome guy'
    The U.S. State Department is criticizing North Korea for "wining and dining" visiting ex-National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman while its own people go hungry.
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  • Chinese trader accused of busting Iran missile embargo
    A Chinese businessman indicted in the United States over sales of missile parts to Iran is still making millions of dollars from the trade, say security officials who monitor compliance with Western and U.N. sanctions.
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  • 2 US sailors imprisoned for rape in Japan
    A Japanese court on Friday sentenced two U.S. sailors to up to 10 years in prison for raping a woman in Okinawa last year.
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  • China executes notorious 'Golden Triangle' drug lord
    BEIJING – A notorious gang leader and drug lord from Myanmar was among four foreigners executed in China Friday, marking the first time Beijing has extradited, tried and put to death foreign nationals.
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  • Video: Dennis Rodman meets, hugs Kim Jong Un
    As part of a documentary film, NBA’s former all-star Dennis Rodman headed to North Korea, but soon found himself bonding with its leader, making him the first American to meet Kim Jong Un since the nation’s leader took power. (TODAY)
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  • China says US-based hackers target its websites
    China's military said Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144,000 times per month last year, with almost two-thirds of the attacks originating in the United States. The claim from Defense Ministry spokes…
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Washington Post - Asia Pacific

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  • She once was lost
    IN CALAMBA, a town just south of Manila, the Philippine capital, Grace Poe is talking about her father, Fernando Poe Junior, or FPJ. Wielding a microphone in the morning sunlight in front of a fruit-stall in the market, she tells an enthusiastic…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 3:58pm -
  • Minority report
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    - 6 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 3:58pm -
  • Moonrise kingdoms
    Seoul seen from the fringeFEW buildings in Seoul were left standing in 1953 after the Korean war had ravaged the city. Since then it has seen relentless construction. Office blocks were built on land cleared of slums, and traditional homes repla…
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  • The trap is laid
    Sam Rainsy and Hun Sen: the honeymoon is overEVEN before it has become clear quite how Aung San Suu Kyi can govern in Myanmar, the Nobel laureate’s electoral landslide has sent ripples across the neighbourhood—nowhere more so than in Cambodi…
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  • Crying over cheap milk
    CANS of baby-milk powder are piled high at a Bibo Mart maternity shop in downtown Hanoi. The shelves hold more than 20 distinct products, domestic and imported, and prices range from about $13 to $22 per kilogram. The highest prices used to be h…
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  • Celebrating democracy
    THE excitement was palpable. In the pre-dawn dark of November 8th, 30 minutes before voting in Myanmar’s general election began, the queue at a polling station in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, stretched for several blocks. In midmornin…
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  • Never saw it coming
    Mor Yong’s last daysIN LATE October the Thai authorities announced that Prakrom Warunprapa—a disgraced police major accused of embezzling money by falsely claiming links to Thailand’s monarchy—had hanged himself in his cell in a small pr…
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  • They wish you were here
    THE city of Batavia was once the bustling heart of the Dutch East Indies, a port town with an abundance of pepper, nutmeg and other exotics bound for the west. Now it is a rundown northern district of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, stuffed with…
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  • The emperor’s descendants
    IT WAS a long handshake, a full minute’s worth. Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s president, and Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, wanted to milk the historic importance of their encounter on November 7th in Singapore. Yet the two men intended their…
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  • China's chip crusade to intensify sector's record M&A run - Reuters
    ReutersChina's chip crusade to intensify sector's record M&A runReutersTsinghua Unigroup Ltd is leading China's development of a national semiconductor industry with $10 billion spent on M&As over the past two years and plans for almost $50 billion m…
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  • Fleeing North Korea - New York Times
    New York TimesFleeing North KoreaNew York TimesFor Eunsun, her mother and sister, wading through an icy river is the start of their nine-year ordeal, mostly in China, dominated by their sale to an abusive Chinese farmer. China does not ... Twenty-two…
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  • Japan struggles to save shrinking, aging agriculture industry - USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJapan struggles to save shrinking, aging agriculture industryUSA TODAYNIIGATA, Japan — It doesn't look like much: a few mismatched plots of farmland wedged between busy highways and commercial developments on the outskirts of this midsized…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 6:07pm -
  • UK requests observer status in legal dispute over South China Sea islands - The Guardian
    The GuardianUK requests observer status in legal dispute over South China Sea islandsThe GuardianThe legal action has been brought by the Philippines, which accuses China of establishing illegal bases in its waters. The hearing is, unusually, entirel…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:35pm -
  • McDonald's Japan has a 48-piece McNugget meal that's blowing people's minds - Fox News
    Fox NewsMcDonald's Japan has a 48-piece McNugget meal that's blowing people's mindsFox NewsChicken McNugget meals in Japan typically max out at a 15-piece set, according to the blog Kotaku points out, so it's a big deal there. In the U.S., a person c…
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  • Will China change its ways to counter ISIS? - CBS News
    CBS NewsWill China change its ways to counter ISIS?CBS NewsThe dilemma underscores the tension between China's desire to be seen as a leading global power and its desire to maintain its own independent foreign policy while shunning the U.S.-led Weste…
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  • ECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zone - CNBC
    CNBCECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zoneCNBCChina's economic slowdown could pose risks for the euro area ranging from falling exports, capital outflows and exchange rate fluctuations, the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Wednesday. China…
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  • Scrums of rugby fans visit Buddhist statue resembling Japan star - The Guardian
    The GuardianScrums of rugby fans visit Buddhist statue resembling Japan starThe GuardianWeeks after Japan caused the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history with a 34-32 victory over South Africa, Japanese fans are flocking to Seki Zenkoji temple t…
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  • South Korea Says It's Working to Halt Refugees' Return to North - New York Times
    New York TimesSouth Korea Says It's Working to Halt Refugees' Return to NorthNew York TimesMore than 28,000 North Koreans have resettled in South Korea since the North was ravaged by famine in the 1990s. Most have fled first to China, then crossed in…
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  • China punishes university chiefs for driving 'fancy cars' and partying - The Guardian
    The GuardianChina punishes university chiefs for driving 'fancy cars' and partyingThe GuardianThe punishments – the latest example of president Xi Jinping's offensive against corruption within the Communist party – were dished out to top official…
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  • Biden calls for greater cooperation at Europe's borders
    US Vice President Joe Biden called at a Western Balkans summit Wednesday for greater cooperation at European borders to deal with the flow of migrants and to fight terrorist threats. Biden's attendance at the meeting of presidents in Zagreb was seen…
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  • Aid to rural poor needed to stem migrant crisis, UN says
    Fixing the migrant crisis requires rich nations to invest in rural areas and agriculture in the world's poorest countries, the UN said Wednesday. "There can be no sustainable solution to the migration crisis without a poverty eradication-oriented str…
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  • Russian tourists run out of sunny options as Turkey tensions rise
    Tensions following Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet have shrunk the horizon for Russian tourists in search for sunnier climes -- and for battered tour operators. Foreign travel had already been under a dark shadow from a weak economy and the…
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  • Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats
    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Former Balkan rivals on Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum-seekers amid fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated…
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  • UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
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  • Image of Asia: Gathering fallen leaves to make charcoal
    In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, women collect dry leaves of willow, poplar and maple trees on the outskirts of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Kashmiris collect fallen leaves in autumn to make charcoal for keeping themselves warm and cooking du…
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  • Days before summit, Turkey, EU face big hurdles to migration deal
    By Robin Emmott and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prospects for a grand bargain between Europe and Turkey to stem a flow of migrants into the continent are uncertain days before a summit on Sunday meant to seal a deal and put fraying relat…
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  • AP staffers win prestigious Indian journalism awards
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Associated Press journalists are among the winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, India's most prestigious, for work exposing the public health and environmental damage done by the country's asbestos ind…
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  • Thai constitution could give free rein to military abuses, says rights group
    A proposal by Thailand's junta for a provision in the constitution exempting the military from prosecution would allow the armed forces to commit abuses with impunity, a rights group said on Wednesday. The junta, known as the National Council for Pea…
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  • Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China
    For the last two weeks Thai and Chinese planes have been taking part in the inaugural joint air force drill, an exercise culminating later this week with a performance by Beijing's acrobatic air team. For Group Captain Chanon Mungthanya, a Royal Thai…
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  • China says Communist Party officials among Xinjiang attackers
    Officials from China's ruling Communist Party have supported violent attacks in restive Xinjiang, a top regional official said in remarks highlighting internal opposition to tough local policies. Paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mal…
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  • Bangladesh police investigate missing Japanese businesswoman
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  • Leaders call for calm after Turkish fighter downs Russian warplane
    Turkey said it downed the plane only after repeated warnings that its airspace was being violated but Moscow insisted it never strayed from Syrian airspace. Vladimir Putin warned of "significant consequences for Russian-Turkish relations" after the a…
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  • Japan's defense minister meeting military leaders in Hawaii
    " Japan's defense minister is in Hawaii to meet with senior U.S. military officials for the first time since his country's parliament approved legislation loosening post-World War II constraints on its military. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani was sche…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Nov 15, 10:00pm -
  • Taliban ambushes chopper in Faryab, Afghanistan after emergency landing, 3 killed
    Taliban insurgents on Tuesday ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwest Afghanistan, killing three people in a shootout and capturing 16 other people on board, Afghan officials said. Defense Ministry spokes…
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  • Pakistani fighter jet crashes killing female pilot
    ISLAMABAD: A female Pakistani air force pilot was killed on Tuesday when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, the military said, the first such loss for the country's tiny community of women pilots. "Ensuring safety of life and…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Nov 15, 2:11pm -
  • Seoul: North Korean leader Kim demotes top official
    " North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have demoted one of his top officials and sent him to a rural collective farm for reeducation, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday. If confirmed, the banishment of Choe Ryong Hae would be t…
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  • Pleas ring hollow as Afghan leaders try to halt exodus
    Afghan migrants from Mazar-i-Sharif wait for their wet clothes to dry at Eftalou beach, after crossing the Aegean sea in a rubber boat from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. President Ashraf Ghani took the stage last week and urged the crowd of y…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 5:52am -
  • Bangladesh on high alert after 2 opposition leaders executed for independence war roles
    Bangladesh was on high alert Monday after executing two opposition leaders for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, despite threats of violence by their supporters and international concerns that the legal proceedings were flawed. A…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 1:41am -
  • Blast at Japan's Yasukuni shrine for war dead
    A police officer stands guard Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Japanese media reporting an explosion in a public restroom at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, which honors Japan's war dead, including those executed as war criminals.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 9:35pm -

MetaFilter - Asia

  • Cosplay for Traditional Geeks
    Malaysian illustrator Charis Loke designs geek culture-inspired traditional South/South East Asian outfits, primarily baju kurung and kebaya. Some of her inspirations include Tolkein, Pacific Rim, Watchmen, and the Hunger Games.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 2:02pm -
  • Meet The Uyghurs
    Kevin Kelly spent two weeks in Xinjiang (East Turkestan) in far west China. "This area has more in common with the culture of Turkey than with Beijing. It's kebab with chopsticks. But this is really China. In fact it is the largest province of China.…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Oct 15, 9:05pm -
  • Iran is opening up to foreign trade, but not to flagship US brands
    The message he wants the developing world, especially the Islamic world, to receive from Iran is simple: you can be a safe, advanced and prosperous state without depending on America.
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  • Funeral stripping in China, Taiwan: rural tradition vs urban modernity
    [Note: *starred* links contain images of scantily clad women, making them possibly NSFW] If you've caught some of the *shorter "Crazy China" articles* circulating around recently, you've heard that the Chinese government is trying to crack down on st…
    - 14 May 15, 7:46pm -
  • That dystopian fiction need not be confined to the developed world.
    "Why the hero of my YA dystopian novel had to be an angry young Indian girl." [Guardian Books] Laxmi Hariharan challenges the domination of dystopian western worlds in teen novels, why not a dystopian Asia or Latin America? And how it's time for the…
    - 6 Apr 15, 9:24pm -
  • Walking in... single shot videos of city life
    Kees Colijn's "Walking in..." project is a series of fascinating single shot videos, each up to two hours long, filmed as he walks through cities such as Yangon in Myanmar, Varanasi in India, Makassar in Indonesia and Pokhara in Nepal (Youtube links)…
    - 14 Feb 15, 6:45am -
  • Let the wild rumpus start
    "In some zoos in Japan and China, staff members perform regular security drills to practice their response to a large animal escape by using costumed zookeepers as the fugitive animals. Individuals in furry costumes or pairs in full-size mockups of l…
    - 12 Feb 15, 3:57pm -
  • Gay marriage comes to Asia?
    Shibuya, Tokyo to begin issuing certification to same-sex couples of "relationship equivalent to marriage."
    - 12 Feb 15, 4:45am -
  • The Myth of China's Super Schools
    The Myth of China's Super Schools China had all the elements necessary for an industrial revolution at least four hundred years before Great Britain, but keju diverted scholars, geniuses, and thinkers away from the study or exploration of modern scie…
    - 3 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • Time erases everything
    It's a Secret: My Time with Charles Sobhraj, the Bikini Killer by the grate Gary Indiana.
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East Asia Forum

  • Will Nepal once again become a Hindu state?
    Author: Pawan Kumar Sen, Leiden University Nepal was constituted as a secular state after the endorsement of the Interim Constitution in January 2007, which was formally ratified in May 2008. The declaration of secularism was taken as a major contrib…
    - 75 days ago, 12 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • Malaysia’s troubles just beginning
    Author: Andrew Harding, NUS As it tussles with multiple crises of political legitimacy and governance, Malaysia has reached a decisive point in its more than half-century history as an independent nation. What started as a shocking but not exceptiona…
    - 76 days ago, 11 Sep 15, 12:00pm -
  • South Korea’s generation of discontent
    Author: Hyung-a Kim, ANU In South Korea 410,000 young people in their 20s are looking for work and unemployed. This is up from 330,000 in 2013 and is a 15-year high. But this deepening societal crisis should come as little surprise. Following the Asi…
    - 76 days ago, 11 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • Economic reform needed to achieve Modi’s ‘Make in India’ slogan
    Author: M. Govinda Rao, NIPFP Of the many slogans coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, ‘Make in India’ is the most important. It promises to make India an important investment destination. But, like most other slogans, it is imp…
    - 77 days ago, 10 Sep 15, 12:00pm -
  • Hypocrisy mars RMB devaluation debate
    Author: Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation The verdict on China’s recent currency devaluations differs depending on who you listen to. To some, the devaluations are either a positive and responsible step in the direction of a more market-determined…
    - 77 days ago, 10 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • Why are women supporting Myanmar’s ‘religious protection laws’?
    Authors: Matthew J Walton, Melyn McKay and Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi, University of Oxford In mid-August 2015 Myanmar’s parliament passed the final two of four controversial religious protection laws. The bills have now been signed into law by President…
    - 78 days ago, 9 Sep 15, 12:00pm -
  • Are Japan–China relations sweetening or souring?
    Author: Akio Takahara, The University of Tokyo Are Japan–China relations on a collision course? The two thorny issues between Japan and China are history and security. But despite these problems, there is a case for cautious optimism for the time b…
    - 78 days ago, 9 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • US presidential campaign mustn’t undermine Xi’s state visit
    Author: Elizabeth Ingleson, United States Studies Centre Another year of presidential campaigns, another round of China bashing. In the wake of China’s stock market crash in August 2015, Republican presidential candidates have turned their attentio…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 15, 12:22pm -
  • Why India’s policymakers need to fire on all cylinders
    Authors: Shekhar Shah and Rajesh Chadha, NCAER India, the world’s third largest economy measured in purchasing-power parity terms, became a middle income country in 2007. It has one of the world’s youngest populations, with some 260 million peopl…
    - 79 days ago, 8 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • Why the Iran deal could work for North Korea
    Author: Chung-In Moon, Yonsei University On the brink of a crisis that threatened to escalate into conflict, North and South Korea recently reached an agreement on 25 August to prevent further confrontation, resume official talks, hold reunions of se…
    - 80 days ago, 7 Sep 15, 12:00pm -

Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • Afghanistan’s Youth: A Bargain That Must Succeed
    By Abdullah AhmadzaiA massive government campaign is underway in Afghanistan right now to prevent brain drain, employing social media tactics and glossy advertising to discourage the country's ambitious young people from fleeing in droves to Europe a…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 10:23pm -
  • Looking Ahead in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Political Economist Timor Sharan
    In Asia editor Alma Freeman spoke with Asia Foundation expert Timor Sharan from Kabul on reactions to this year's Survey of the Afghan People, the challenges facing Afghanistan's year-old National Unity Government, its changing role in the region, th…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 10:22pm -
  • Insecurity, Remoteness Pose Steep Challenges in Surveying Afghanistan
    By Zach WarrenAfghanistan remains one of the most challenging research environments in the world. The biggest challenge, particularly for a nationally representative sample, is access – not only because of remoteness and lack of roads, but also bec…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 10:21pm -
  • Survey Reveals Mixed Results for Women’s Gains in Afghanistan
    By Barbara RodriguezEarlier this month, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi was awarded the prestigious WISE prize for her work to improve Afghan girls' access to quality education. Since the 1990s, Dr. Yacoobi has worked tirelessly to advance equal access to educati…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 10:20pm -
  • Bangladesh’s Women Entrepreneurs Push Forward
    By Sara L. TaylorBangladeshi girls start their lives at a disadvantage that for most only increases as they grow up. Though more than half of the population is female, women and girls are still viewed as second-class citizens whose identities are bas…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 10:19pm -
  • In Photos: Elections Make History, Generate Hope for a New Myanmar
    By Kim N. B. Ninh and Susan LeeOn Sunday, November 8, more than 30 million voters in Myanmar went to the polls to cast their votes for members of the Union Parliament as well as for the 14 state and region parliaments. These were the first elections…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 10:43pm -
  • A Code of Conduct for Maritime Security
    By John J. BrandonFrom November 14-22, President Obama will embark on a three-stop overseas trip, beginning in Turkey to attend the G20, followed by a stop in Manila for the APEC summit, and ending in Malaysia where he will meet with Asian leaders fo…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 10:42pm -
  • Compromising Justice: Pakistan’s Low Conviction Rates for Rape
    By Rafia Khan and Shagufta AzizDespite recent progress in the overall reporting of rape in Pakistan, conviction rates remain disappointingly low. Victims of sexual assault, usually women or children, often choose not to register a complaint, due to s…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 10:41pm -
  • Afghanistan in 2015: A Survey of the Afghan People Coming Nov. 17
    On November 17 in Kabul, The Asia Foundation will release its annual Survey of the Afghan People, Afghanistan's broadest and longest-running public opinion poll. After the first full year of Afghanistan's National Unity Government...
    - 14 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 10:40pm -
  • Myanmar Prepares for Historic 2015 Elections: A Primer
    By Kim N. B. NinhThis Sunday, November 8, more than 30 million voters will head to the polls for landmark nationwide general elections in Myanmar, in which all 91 political parties will be able to contest for the first time in many decades. Many of t…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 12:04am -

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