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Liam Cochrane

Connect Asia

Connect Asia brings you news, business reports and analysis on the stories that matter in Asia.

Join Liam Cochrane and the team each morning across Asia on Radio Australia through FM, online stream and shortwave.

Stories

Grudge match ahead for Socceroos at Asian Cup

17 July 2007, 13:58 AEST

It's a case of better late than never for the Socceroos at the Asian Cup in Bangkok.

Govt unveils carbon emissions trading scheme

17 July 2007, 13:58 AEST

The Australian government outlines the key elements in its emissions trading system on Tuesday.

Flight from Bangkok sparks fears of polio outbreak

17 July 2007, 13:58 AEST

A flight from Bangkok to Melbourne has become a major biosecurity test for Australian authorities after a Pakistani student travelling on the flight was tested positive for polio.

Soft power spreads across Southeast Asia

17 July 2007, 13:58 AEST

China's much-noted economic progress in recent years has come with a steady expansion in its cultural and diplomatic influence globally, especially in the developing world.

Rights group accuses army of extrajudicial violence

17 July 2007, 13:58 AEST

With the ongoing unrest in Southern Thailand, US based Human Rights Watch is accusing Thai security forces of carrying out extrajudicial acts of violence.

Indian doctor has visa revoked, in detention

17 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

The Australian government has ordered that an Indian doctor, who is accused of links to terrorism, be placed in immigration detention after a court granted him bail.

New money laundering laws to combat terrorism

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

Comprehensive new rules covering money laundering and the financing of terrorists are coming into effect in Australia.

US seeks hearing on Chinese industrial subsidies

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

The United States is seeking a formal hearing in the World Trade Organisation on Chinese industrial subsidies.

Public transport crackdown in the capital

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

To India, and Delhi's Chief Minister is calling a meeting today (Mon) to clean up the Indian capital's privately operated Blueline buses, labelled as "speed monsters" and "killing machines" by many commuters.

Campaigning underway ahead of elections

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

Campaigning is underway ahead of elections in Japan's upper house later this month - with prime minister Shinzo Abe's popularity tumbling yet further.

Parties deadlocked over forming government

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

East Timor's President has met with the two leading political parties deadlocked over forming a government, following last month's elections.

Dr Haneef awaits bail decision

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

After two weeks in custody in Australia Indian-born doctor Mohamed Haneef should know later today if he's going to be released on bail.

Beijing worried export workers vulnerable

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

China's rapid economic growth has put it on a steep learning curve, and Beijing is now grappling with a new problem.

Australia struggles at Asian Cup

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

Two weeks ago, Australia's Socceroos headed into the Asian Cup as one of the favourites.

New high-speed rail routes planned for 2015

16 July 2007, 10:48 AEST

Vietnam plans to spend $US31 billion into constructing four high speed rail routes between 2010 to 2015 to meet infrastructure needs for future economic growth.

Janet de Neefe talks about her new cookbook

13 July 2007, 11:18 AEST

Australian-born Janet de Neefe author of the book, 'Fragrant Rice' talks about her love of Bali and Balinese cooking.

INTERPOL head criticises passport security

13 July 2007, 11:18 AEST

Ronald Noble, the Secretary General of the international police agency INTERPOL, has criticised countries like Britain and Australia for failing to check visitors against a database of stolen passports.

Flood-hit provinces battle rat invasion

13 July 2007, 11:18 AEST

Severe flooding is continuing in the central and eastern Chinese provinces of Henan, Anhui and Jiangsu.

Democracy reforms debated

13 July 2007, 11:18 AEST

The Hong Kong government has released a long-awaited consultation paper on political reform, which includes the option of universal suffrage in five years' time.

Army takes Tamil Eastern Headquarters

13 July 2007, 11:18 AEST

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have threatened to cripple the island's economy with major attacks on military and economic targets.

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