Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

Join Sen Lam each morning, Monday to Friday, on Radio Australia.

Stories

Tacloban struggles to recover from the devastating impact of Haiyan

Updated 24 March 2014, 13:51 AEST

More than four months after super typhoon Haiyan ripped its way across the central Philippines, people in the worst hit area are trying to return to some kind of normality, but their city is still limping towards recovery.

Teen pregnancies on the rise in Philippines

Updated 24 March 2014, 13:51 AEST

A study in the Philippines has found that the number of teenage girls who have become pregnant has more than doubled in ten years.

WeChat falls victim to China's social media censors

Updated 24 March 2014, 13:50 AEST

Chinese authorities have again tightened control on social media, blocking accounts on the up and coming website, WeChat.

ASIA REVIEW 22nd March

Updated 22 March 2014, 14:59 AEST
This week in Asia Review, Indian authorities plead with Australia's largest art gallery to return a 900 year old bronze statue, Malaysia's Kajang by-election, and Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Romance and song in North Korea's propaganda films. 

ASIA REVIEW 22nd March

21 March 2014, 14:25 AEST

This week in Asia Review, Indian authorities plead with Australia's largest art gallery to return a 900 year old bronze statue, Malaysia's Kajang by-election, and Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Romance and song in North Korea's propaganda films.

PNG under presssure to speed up Manus Island processing

Updated 21 March 2014, 13:48 AEST

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be pressing Papua New Guinea to speed up the processing of asylum seekers being held on Manus Island.

Indian Ocean search resumes for possible plane wreckage

Updated 21 March 2014, 13:47 AEST

An air and sea search has recommenced in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean for what could be wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 3-70.

Voters prepare to cast ballots in key Malaysian by-election

Updated 21 March 2014, 13:47 AEST

Malaysians in the suburb of Kajang in wealthy Selangor state go to the polls on Sunday, in a closely-watched by-election.

Taiwan's parliament occupied in anti-trade pact protest

Updated 21 March 2014, 13:46 AEST

Student protesters are continuing to occupy Taiwan's legislature in a bid to thwart government efforts to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China.

Acacia chips in to help build Vietnam's forest base

Updated 21 March 2014, 13:46 AEST

Forests not only sustain the earth's living environment, but are also linked to the livelihood of an estimated 1.

Dear Leader as director - North Korea's propaganda films

Updated 21 March 2014, 13:45 AEST

It's not often that North Korea's late dictator aka 'the Dear Leader' Kim Jong-Il gets good press outside of Pyongyang.

Australian gallery under pressure to return Dancing Shiva

21 March 2014, 13:01 AEST

Indian authorities are pleading with Australia's biggest art gallery to return a 900 year old bronze statue so they can use it as a key piece of evidence in a trial against an international art dealer.

MH370 passenger relatives' emotional protest

Updated 20 March 2014, 13:19 AEST

There have been dramatic scenes in Kuala Lumpur, as Chinese relatives of some of the passengers on board the missing Malaysian Airlines plane stormed a media centre, to stage a protest.

Thailand imposes Internal Security Act after lifting emergency

Updated 20 March 2014, 14:22 AEST

Thailand has lifted its emergency decree and put in its place, the Internal Security Act.

Australian PM heads to PNG for talks with his counterpart

Updated 20 March 2014, 13:21 AEST

Australia's asylum seeker detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will be the focus of talks between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his PNG counterpart, Peter O'Neill, later today.

BJP woos Indian voters with big infrastructure plans

Updated 20 March 2014, 13:39 AEST

Opposition leader and possibly India's next prime minister, Narendra Modi has chosen to stand in the holy city of Varanasi.

India's arms buying shopping spree continues unabated

Updated 20 March 2014, 13:27 AEST

India has been cementing its position as the world's biggest weapons buyer.

Australia could be missing opportunities in Myanmar

Updated 20 March 2014, 13:41 AEST

Australian companies are still taking a wait and see attitude to doing business in Myanmar.

Sam Rainsy blames corruption for illegal Vietnamese migration

Updated 19 March 2014, 14:23 AEST

Cambodia's Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has denied fomenting hatred towards ethnic Vietnamese in his country.

Australia, NZ need to act on Nauru plunging into 'judicial abyss'

Updated 19 March 2014, 14:22 AEST

A senior member of Nauru's opposition Roland Kun has called on Australia and New Zealand to act over the issue of judicial independence on the island.

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