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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 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 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 27th May

Posted by Trevor Piper on Saturday, May 28th, 2011
 
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Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 6th May

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, May 7th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Protests stall world’s busiest port, – Chinese millionaires moving funds overseas, – Hong Kong media’s self censorship growing, and – Battle-scarred fossil jaw found in Australia But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** Shanghai, the world’s busiest port, was recently brought to a near standstill after a strike by truck [...]

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 25th February

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, February 26th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Chinese regime tightens dissident crackdown, – Beijing launches state-run search engine , – Hong Kong support for China human rights alliance, and – Asia-Pacific nations evacuate thousands from Libya. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** NTD-The Chinese regime has apparently started another crack down on dissidents around the country. [...]

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 18th February

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, February 19th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – Beijing worried by middle-east protests, – Voice of America’s China service faces chop, – Chinese parents play matchmaker, and – Singapore Asia’s greenest metropolis. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** ET-China

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 11th February

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Saturday, February 12th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – China’s tainted milk squeezes Hong Kong dry, – Buying restrictions could increase Chinese house prices, – Media entering darkest hour in China, and – Japan, Russia island dispute flares again. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** Ever since China

Asia Cast for the week ending Friday 4th February

Posted by Rich Crankshaw on Friday, February 4th, 2011
 
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In this bulletin: – China losing ground as world’s factory, – Chinese bulk buying creates Hong Kong baby formula shortage, – Tibet’s Karmapa Lama reassures followers, and – Chinese Consul shocks New Zealand Councillors. But first our SOH focus on China. ********************** Police in Beijing recently beat a renowned dissident immediately upon his release from [...]