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Asia Review 15th August 2014

15 August 2014, 15:01 AEST
Welcome to this final edition of Asia Review. It's our last show because our parent programme Asia Pacific has been cancelled by ABC International, after sixteen years on air. This ASIA REVIEW special is dedicated to all the people who've worked on the show.

US Secretary of State on the next steps in Asia Pacific policy

Updated 15 August 2014, 16:00 AEST

The American Secretary of State John Kerry has used a major address at the end of his five-day tour of Myanmar, Australia and Solomon Islands to set a broader agenda for Washington's relations with the Asia Pacific region.

Is the US sincere about the Pivot?

Updated 15 August 2014, 16:01 AEST

So what is the significance of the Asia Pacific policy address delivered by US Secretary of State John Kerry?Some argue the speech is a response to those sceptics who question whether the Americans are devoting sufficient time and resources to the region.

Remembering Cambodia's garbage dump kids (c.2008)

Updated 15 August 2014, 15:59 AEST

Asia Pacific presenter Sen lam went to Cambodia in 2008 to report on a range of stories.

Final countdown: what price the Asia Pacific vision?

Updated 15 August 2014, 15:58 AEST

Asia Pacific is ending its 16-year run today.

Australia announces Fiji election observer team

Updated 14 August 2014, 12:39 AEST

The Australian government has announced details of the observer group it will send to monitor Fiji's general election next month.

Fighting the Philippines' culture of impunity

Updated 14 August 2014, 12:39 AEST

Philippine authorities have arrested a retired major general on allegations of serious human rights violations.

Final countdown: On the ground in NYC for 9/11 to telling tales in Myanmar

Updated 14 August 2014, 12:39 AEST

Karon Snowdon has been Asia Pacific's Finance Correspondent since 2000, and apart from her business brief, Karon's coverage of stories ranged far and wide from Indonesia, to China and the nation we now know as Myanmar.

Reflections from Lake Dal (c. 2004)

Updated 14 August 2014, 12:38 AEST

Kanaha Sabapathy was with Asia Pacific at the beginning, and is a longtime contributor to the program.

Final countdown: The challenge of covering the 'New India' mosaic

Updated 14 August 2014, 12:37 AEST

In the over seven years that Murali Krishnan has been covering India for Asia Pacific, he helped us make sense of the diverse, vast and often fascinating nation.

Bid to crack down on Australian extremists gains US support

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:40 AEST

The United States and Australia will make a united push to tackle the threat of home grown extremists, fighting in foreign wars.

Solomon Islands prepares for Kerry visit

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:35 AEST

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to discuss climate change and the legacy of World War Two when he arrives in Solomon Islands today.

Bougainville Copper seeks legal advice over latest Panguna mine moves

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:36 AEST

There is continuing disagreement over the future of what was once one of the biggest copper mines in the world.

Indian PM visits focus renewed attention on Kashmir

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:37 AEST

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been visiting the Siachen glacier in disputed Kashmir.

'History wars' erupt in India

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:43 AEST

India is witnessing a renewed battle to win the hearts and minds of the next generation of students.

Final countdown: Living the dream, from Hong Kong to honorary manhood

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:32 AEST

In the third instalment of our farewell series, we catch up with former Asia Pacific reporter, Sue Lannin, who filed to the program from Hong Kong to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Australia refugee transfer deal with Cambodia imminent

Updated 12 August 2014, 12:18 AEST

Cambodia's political opposition is calling for an end to the secrecy surrounding Australia's plan to send asylum seekers there from the Pacific island nation of Nauru.

AUSMIN talks set to take steps towards even closer military alliance

Updated 12 August 2014, 12:18 AEST

Annual talks are being held in Sydney today, bringing together Australia's foreign and defence ministers and their American counterparts, the Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel.

Bipartisan support for NZ's UN Security Council bid

Updated 12 August 2014, 12:18 AEST

New Zealand's former Foreign Minister Winston Peters has backed the current government's push for a spot on the United Nations Security Council.

French film makers held in Papua

Updated 12 August 2014, 12:19 AEST

The fate of two French journalists detained by Indonesian police for almost a week in the restive region of Papua remains uncertain.

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