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Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 30th September

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, October 1st, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Another train crash dents China’s rail safety record, – Discontent growing over land expropriation , – Fans rally for silenced Indonesian broadcaster, and – Asia increasing IT competitiveness. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-Hundreds of passengers were injured in a rear-end train collision on a one-year-old Shanghai subway [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 23rd September

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Friday, September 23rd, 2011
 
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[caption id=”attachment_3657″ align=”alignleft” width=”250″ caption=”Jiang Tianyong (pictured) and another Chinese rights lawyer, Teng Biao, were recognized for this year

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 9th September

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Sunday, September 11th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Slave labour rescue highlights problem, – Chinese environmental damage under investigation, – Indonesian broadcaster targeted over Chinese broadcast, and – Business success squeezes Hong Kong international schools. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-More slave labour has been discovered in China

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 12th August

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, August 13th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Facing restrictions Chinese journalists blog news instead, – Movement to quit CCP reaches 100 million participants, – New Tibetan political head sworn in, and – Taiwan’s population rapidly ageing. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-Faced with restrictions on permissible reports, Chinese journalists have turned to Sina.com and other [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 5th August

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, August 6th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Chinese media break reporting restrictions over train crash, – China now cloning entire stores, – Independent broadcaster safely aboard new satellite, and – Thailand elects first female prime minister. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-Since the high-speed train crash in Wenzhou July 23, the Chinese regime

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 29th July

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, July 30th, 2011
 
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- Questions over China high-speed rail crash, – Ai Weiwei breaks silence, – Court deliberating Indonesian radio manager case, and – Worst-in-a-century floods hit South Korea. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET/NTD-In the aftermath of the deadly high-speed train collision in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, complaints from family members of the victims have [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 1st July

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Friday, July 1st, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – China slammed for extending journalist’s detention, – Beijing tested by torrential rain, – Support keeps independent Taiwan broadcaster on-air, and – World’s largest tropical island yields new species. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-Press freedom advocates have criticised the Chinese regime for sentencing a journalist to eight more [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 17th June

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, June 18th, 2011
 
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- Bombings stun Chinese officials, – Southern China flooding hits millions, – Taiwan’s main parties unite behind independent broadcaster, and – Special Olympic athletes make history. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-A string of recent bomb explosions targeting government buildings throughout China continue to stun officials. The bombings include five incidents in [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 20th May

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, May 21st, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Truth of Sichuan Earthquake reconstruction revealed, – China’s secret toxic milk compensation fund, – Taiwan’s politicians ignoring China investors plight, and – Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-On the third anniversary of the deadly May 12, 2008 earthquake hundreds of thousands of people returned [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 29th April

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, April 30th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing’s lawyer crackdown continues, – Chinese consumers latest food safety worries, – Hong Kong rally for Ai Weiwei, and – Japan marks 25th Chernobyl anniversary. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** A well known Beijing lawyer has been charged with obstructing a witness for a second time just weeks [...]