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Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 16th September

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, September 17th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Chinese human rights lawyer released, – Greenpeace highlights China’s toxic produce, – South Korea pressured over deportations, and – Asia’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-Chinese human rights lawyer Guo Feixiong was released from prison September 13. Although in poor health and weakened by the [...]

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 24th June

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, June 25th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – China’s economic growth not increased happiness, – Chinese artist Ai Weiwei released by authorities, – Hong Kong leads surge in Asia-Pacific millionaires, and – Australian’s touched by Dalai Lama’s words on compassion and kindness. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-A letter smuggled out of China has detailed the [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 8th April

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Sunday, April 10th, 2011

In this bulletin: – Petitioners targeted around regime’s latest sensitive day, – Chinese regime pressures Vietnam over SOH broadcast, and – Cherry blossom draws Taiwan crowds. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** According to the latest announcements from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, low levels of radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 1st April

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing jails veteran activist once more, – Tibet rues 52 years under Chinese rule, – Fukushima evacuees fear they’ll never return home, and – India’s tiger population grows. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-The Chinese regime was heavily criticised after sentencing veteran democracy advocate Liu Xianbin to a [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 17th December

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, December 18th, 2010
 
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In this bulletin: – Dalian markets selling diseased pork, – Security official charged over Chinse Anti virus scam, – Korean War abductions under investigation , and – Taiwan smashed people smuggling ring. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** SOH Network Chinese reporters recently confirmed an outbreak of foot and mouth disease among pigs [...]