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

Fears market upturn may be short-lived

7 August 2002, 19:51 AEST

Asian stock markets moved higher today after an upturn on Wall street reversed a run of losses - but the good news might be short-lived.

Government admits extent of economic failure

7 August 2002, 12:07 AEST

Papua New Guinea has just been through a flawed, chaotic and violent election, now the Solomon Islands-- already described as a failed state is admitting the extent of its economic failure.

Escalating political stand-off

6 August 2002, 20:44 AEST

A political row in Sri Lanka has reached crisis point, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe threatening to call fresh elections, the third in as many years.

Farmers take to the streets over garlic tariffs

6 August 2002, 20:44 AEST

We may love liberal lashings of it in our cooking, but garlic has found itself at the centre of a political storm in South Korea.

Two key political parties make changes to fight election

6 August 2002, 20:44 AEST

To Pakistan, where military ruler Pervez Musharraf has won a minor victory in the run up to the October elections.

Report on dire working conditions in factories

6 August 2002, 20:44 AEST

An Australian analyst says China's real wages are falling and working conditions in factories are worsening, even as China integrates into the world economy.

Einstein exhibition cancelled

6 August 2002, 20:44 AEST

Another diplomatic row has broken out between China and Israel after Beijing forced the cancellation of an Israeli exhibition about Albert Einstein.

Hopes high for World Cup qualify

6 August 2002, 10:26 AEST

Australia's bid to host the World Cup in 2014 has galvanised a party political power battle just two days after the bid was launched.

Australian school narrowly misses attack

6 August 2002, 10:26 AEST

Australian students and staff at a Christian Missionary School have narrowly avoided becoming the latest victims of attacks against foreigners in Pakistan, after a group of four or five men, armed with automatic weapons invaded the school yesterday, killing six Pakistanis and injuring four others, including one foreign national.

Controversy over culural land sale

6 August 2002, 10:26 AEST

New Zealanders are rebelling against the proposed foreign sale of one of their most culturally significant pieces of land.

Sir Michael Somare preapres to lead

6 August 2002, 10:26 AEST

In Papua New Guinea, newly elected Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare admits he's got his work cut out for him.

New Prime Minister says his team will bring stability

5 August 2002, 19:39 AEST

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, has appealed to international investors to support the country pledging a return to political stability.

Worries about the credibility of the PNG election

5 August 2002, 19:39 AEST

Australia is assessing its contribution to the preparation and running of PNG's violent and disputed election.

Questions raised over attorney general's department

5 August 2002, 19:39 AEST

In Indonesia, the leader of the National Mandate Party Amien Rais is rapidly emerging as one of President Megawati Sukarnoputri's stongest political competitors.

Concern over human rights implications of ASEAN anti-terror pact

5 August 2002, 19:39 AEST

Alarm bells are ringing over the anti-terrorism pact signed between Southeast Asian nations and the United States last week, with warnings that the deal could lead to increased human rights abuses in the region.

UN envoy's visit as pressure grows for political reform

5 August 2002, 19:39 AEST

The United Nations special envoy to Burma, Razali Ismail is in Rangoon for his eighth official visit.

Amien Rais accuses President of corruption

5 August 2002, 11:16 AEST

In Indonesia, Amien Rais, the leader of the National Mandate Party is rapidly emerging as one of President Megawati Sukarnoputri's stongest political competitors.

U-N envoy meets both sides of political divide

5 August 2002, 11:16 AEST

The UN special envoy to Burma Razali Ismail is in Rangoon for his eighth official visit.

Melbourne takes baton for Commonwealth Games

5 August 2002, 11:16 AEST

This year's Commonwealth Games has come to an end, with an impressive total of 206 medals for Australia, exceeding the total of 198 at the previous games in Kuala Lumpur.

Crisis over controversial police appointment

5 August 2002, 11:16 AEST

In Vanuatu, the controversy over the appointment of the new police commsioner has led to a day of drama in the capital Port Vila.

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