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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 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 8th July

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, July 9th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing’s migrant population reaches 7 million, – Xinjiang tense around riot anniversary, – South China Sea row continues, and – Australian cities some of the most expensive. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-Official figures show Bejing

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 3rd June

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, June 4th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – No justice for China’s toxic-milk victims, – Three Gorges Dam should be dismantled, – Talks stall on independent Taiwanese TV broadcaster, and – Retirees volunteer for Japan nuclear clean-up. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** Following the recent revelation of a secret compensation fund set up after the 2008 [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 13th May

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Thursday, May 12th, 2011
 
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- Democracy Party targeted in eastern China, – Lin Zhoa remembered, – Independent media under threat in Taiwan, and – Stolen koala found in trash bin. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** Recently SOH has received several reports from eastern China’s Zhejiang Province of Democracy Party members being arrested. Zhu Yufu was detained [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 22nd April

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Hundreds brawl in Guangzhou over commercial property, – Chinese comedians break new ground, – China slammed by independent internet freedom report, and – Inner Mongolia yields largest fossilised spider discovery. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** A well known dissident from Zhejiang Province has been charged with inciting subversion [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 15th April

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, April 16th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – China’s shady medical blackmarkets, – Vietnamese still held over China shortwave broadcast, – Petitioners rebut claims China improving human rights, and – Australian children’s surprising second language. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** An SOH Chinese reporter recently looked into the shady world of China’s illegal trade in kidneys [...]