1 Dec 2021
China's post-COVID recovery has been hurt by Beijing's crackdown on real estate and tech giants. Strong exports have, until now, saved the economy but what happens when global demand for Chinese goods slows?
12 Nov 2021
Since 2018, Portugal has seen a boom in farming, made possible in large part due to cheap labour from Asia run by mafia networks. Migrant charities estimate that around 30,000 Indian, Nepali, Thai and Pakistani labourers work on broccoli fields, pick berries and tomatoes in greenhouses or pick grapes in vineyards. In return they receive poor salaries and face difficult living conditions. Our regional correspondents report.
17 Aug 2021
'Shang-Chi' is Marvel's latest instalment in its blisteringly superhero movies. The difference here - 'Shang-Chi' is its first Asian lead.
28 Apr 2021
A San Francisco paper store is displaying thousands of origami hearts with positive messages, to show support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the city after a wave of anti-Asian attacks. Linda Mihara, an origami artist and owner of the paper store "Paper Tree", says she has received over 4,000 origami hearts, which she displays in her store's window. "I wanted to do something that would counter the hate," she says. "And so, the best way to counter the hate is with love."
17 Apr 2021
The United States no longer has a president who blames Covid-19 on the Chinese, yet Asians are still being targeted. From casual racist remarks to the recent shooting spree in the US state of Georgia, anti-Asian attacks tripled in the past year. It's not only in America, nor only about the pandemic.
18 Mar 2021
The UK has vowed to increase its nuclear stockpile and work closer with Asian allies after the government published a review of British foreign policy. The report labels Russia as the UK's biggest threat.
2 Feb 2021
The tech giant paid female engineers less than men in similar positions. Unfair practices meant Asians and women were also overlooked for engineering roles.
21 Sep 2020
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They were sentenced last August on charges including secession and terrorism. Also, our correspondent in South Africa tells us about 'routine' xenophobia against African and Asian foreigners in the country, following a Human Rights Watch report.
4 Apr 2020
The Asian Development Bank has warned that if the "worst pandemic in a century" lasts for more than six months, economic losses could be higher. It predicted that growth in China will be two-thirds lower than last year.
5 Nov 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Japan defending his tough rhetoric on North Korea, saying discussions on Pyongyang will figure prominently in talks with other Asian leaders as tensions rise over its missile and nuclear tests.
6 Aug 2017
The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
27 Feb 2017
Malaysia welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman for the start of a rare, month-long Asian tour, where the monarch will build ties and seek to draw more investments to the oil-rich gulf nation.