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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 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 26th August

Posted by Trevor Piper on Saturday, August 27th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – China’s hacker army enters Vietnam dispute, – Hong Kong angry over Chinese leader’s security, – Greenpeace investigation details toxic sportswear, and – Bell rings for peace on Taiwan island. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-News reports in June told of escalating confrontations between China and Vietnam over the [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 19th August

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Friday, August 19th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing mounts new Xinjiang crackdown, – Report highlights land reform burden, – An unlikely education in Taiwan, and – Smartphone patent battle. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-The Chinese regime has started August 11, another hard-line security crackdown on ethnic violence in the western region of Xinjiang. On [...]

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 22nd July

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing executes corrupt former officials, – Greenpeace targets sports brands using polluting Chinese factories, – New book examines Beijing

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 15th July

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, July 16th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing’s glory projects turning sour, – Grow-your-own taking off in Chinese cities, – Tibetans jailed for celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday, and – Malaysia defends heavy handed reaction to protests. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-A new highway in China

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 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 [...]