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Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world.

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Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world.

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Can Australia do better in its relations with China?

    Can Australia do better in its relations with China?

    China has been punishing Australia via trade sanctions and social media for actions taken by Australia's government that Beijing regards as part of a US-led strategy to contain its rise. How is Australia to balance its loyalty to its longtime ally, the United States, with the demands of its biggest economic partner, the ascendant China? Former Australian ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby, examines how Australia can navigate the uncharted waters of a changing global order. Presented by Ali Moore.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 44 min
    Why the outrage over Indonesia's new job creation law?

    Why the outrage over Indonesia's new job creation law?

    While Indonesia's new, so-called Job Creation Law was sold to the public as essential to boosting employment by reducing red tape, it has sparked continued outrage among workers, trade unionists, environmentalists and religious organisations. What are the concerns over how this omnibus law was passed, and who are the real winners and losers? Indonesia observers Prof Tim Lindsey and Dr Ian Wilson scrutinize this hallmark legislation with presenter Ali Moore.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 48 min
    How will Hong Kong march to China's new drum?

    How will Hong Kong march to China's new drum?

    Many citizens of Hong Kong fear the recently imposed National Security Law is only the latest move by Beijing to wind back civil liberties promised to last till 2047. But what does China's growing impatience mean for Hong Kongers? How will these changes affect business in the bustling metropolis? China watchers Dr Sow Keat Tok and Dr Kevin Carrico discuss the impact of this far reaching law with presenter Peter Clarke.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 44 min
    Who decides who's Muslim in modern Islamic states?

    Who decides who's Muslim in modern Islamic states?

    The constitutions of both Pakistan and Malaysia enshrine Islam as the state religion while also protecting individuals' rights to freedom of worship. So how do their seemingly parallel legal systems of common law and Sharia jurisprudence operate when it comes to matters of Muslim identity? Dr Matthew Nelson from Asia Institute and Dr Dian Shah from the National University of Singapore Law School examine the question of who decides who is -- and who must be -- a Muslim. Presented by Ali Moore.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 56 min
    India and China jousting for control on the roof of the world

    India and China jousting for control on the roof of the world

    India and China have been at odds over their common border for over a century, and this year's deadly military skirmishes are further dashing hopes of a resolution. So why are there such high stakes over barren terrain high in the Himalayas? What would it take to dissolve the intransigence on both sides? Political scientist Dr Pradeep Taneja and security analyst Assoc Prof Jingdong Yuan examine the high-altitude acrimony with presenter Ali Moore.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 42 min
    At what cost Turkey's foreign adventurism?

    At what cost Turkey's foreign adventurism?

    Turkey is increasingly intervening militarily in the territories of several of its Middle East neighbours, while relations with other regional players are souring. This is in stark contrast to their "zero problems with neighbouring countries" strategy of only a decade ago. Turkish affairs analysts Dr Tezcan Gümüş and Iain MacGillivray discuss Turkey's motives in its new foreign policy direction, and examine the economic and political costs of interventionism. Presented by Ali Moore. An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Fascinating

Fascinating survey of the issues in Asia that matter to the world. Great guest, well interviewed and produced. Always insightful and educational!

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Ear to Asia is really good

Ear to Asia is an excellent podcast for those interested in the changing face of Asia. It frequently discusses the back story to events that make the headlines in our 24/7 news cycle. It also has stories that main stream media seldom covers. Ear to Asia unpacks the complexities of a region in flux without dumbing down. If you're interested in discovering Asia, and trying to understand what makes it tick, subscribe to Ear to Asia. I enjoy it immensely and highly recommend it.

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