Asia Review 9th August 2014 | Asia Pacific

Asia Review 9th August 2014

Asia Review 9th August 2014

Updated 8 August 2014, 17:29 AEST

This week on Asia Review: The last two surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leadership sentenced to life in prison; Singapore legislates against region's summer haze; India's road rage out of control; and Assignment China: Foreign coverage, then and now.

The last two surviving members of the Khmer Rouge leadership have been sentenced to life in prison in Cambodia. The UN backed war crimes tribunal found Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan, both aged in their 80's, guilty of crimes against humanity.

Pacific Island leaders have launched a global campaign to improve weather forecasting and climate services in small island nations. Extreme weather accounts for 76 per cent of all natural disasters in the Pacific, with several countries are still reeling from recent storms. Pacific leaders are hoping next month's UN Conference on Small Island States, in Samoa, will see donor nations come forward to help.

Also this week - Twenty-five years since China's crackdown on pro-democracy students in Tiananmen Square, its approach to media, both domestic and foreign, has changed drastically. It's a far cry from the heady days of Tiananmen, when foreign journalists camped in Beijing, as momentum built for pro-democracy protests. We speak with Mike Chinoy, former CNN China bureau chief who was in Beijing in 1989, and who tells his Tiananmen story in a documentary, Assignment: China, Tiananmen Square.

Presenter: Sen Lam

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