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Exclusive reports, features and analysis of political and social events from across the Asian continent. Monday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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    China seeks to speed up its Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    China seeks to speed up its Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    While Covid-19 appears to be under control in China, authorities want to keep it that way. But given low infection rates, motivation has been lacking for some people to get vaccinated. As a result, some places are offering free ice cream, while people who are hesitant or late in getting inoculated are named and shamed. Meanwhile, recent reports say the effectiveness of Chinese-made vaccines may actually be quite low. That could have an impact not just on China's domestic inoculations but also on what's known as its vaccine diplomacy. FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn tells us more.

    • 12 min
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    'Broadcast Jockeys: In South Korea, streamers compete for celebrity online

    'Broadcast Jockeys: In South Korea, streamers compete for celebrity online

    In South Korea, a new breed of media star has recently emerged. Often worshipped by youngsters, these new kids on the block are known as Broadcast Jockeys. You'll need to open your laptop and log on to enjoy what these livestreamers have to say, the music they want to share, plus the fun and games they want you partake in. We take a closer look.

    • 12 min
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    Myanmar-Thailand: Organising resistance on the other side of the border

    Myanmar-Thailand: Organising resistance on the other side of the border

    For weeks now, hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar have marched against the military junta to protest last month’s coup. The people’s demand for democracy has put them in the army's crosshairs. Dozens have been killed, thousands more detained. But they have help. A network of exiled Burmese citizens living in Thailand is organising and financing their resistance movement.

    • 12 min
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    Fukushima fallout: A decade after Japan's nuclear disaster

    Fukushima fallout: A decade after Japan's nuclear disaster

    On March 11, 2011, a nightmare scenario bore down on Japan. First, one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded struck the north-eastern coast. An hour later, a tsunami slammed into the shore. The waves hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an inadequately prepared facility, triggering the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Ten years on, the effects will continue to be felt for decades. From human loss to public accountability, from nuclear energy to the problematic clean-up, we take a closer look at the ongoing road to recovery in this special edition of the show.

    • 11 min
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    Covid-19: Is China's vaccine diplomacy working?

    Covid-19: Is China's vaccine diplomacy working?

    Wealthy countries were quick to snatch up Covid-19 vaccines from Western companies, leaving low-income ones to look elsewhere. Enter China and India. Both nations are racing to fill international orders of their locally-made vaccines, though sometimes strings are attached. For more, we speak to Yanzhong Huang from the Council on Foreign Relations.

    • 12 min
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    Myanmar's military: The army's firm grip on power

    Myanmar's military: The army's firm grip on power

    On the same day that Myanmar's parliament was due to begin a new session, the military staged a coup and arrested Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Tensions had been rising in the country for weeks. After losing parliamentary elections in November, the army-backed opposition claimed the poll was rigged. The coup marks a sharp reversal of the democratic progress the nation had made following five decades of military rule. We take a closer look.

    • 11 min

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