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

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

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    Speaking out: One woman's fight to protect China's Uighur community

    Speaking out: One woman's fight to protect China's Uighur community

    As international pressure mounts on China over its treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority, we speak to one woman who says her activism resulted in her sister's detention in Xinjiang. Next, we see how rural women in India are losing out after the Indian government banned video-sharing app TikTok. Finally, we head to Japan where geishas are grappling with Covid-19 social distancing rules – putting tea ceremonies, dancing and singing at risk.

    • 12 min
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    Outrage in India: Police under fire over beatings and torture

    Outrage in India: Police under fire over beatings and torture

    In this week's show, we head to India, where law enforcement officers are trying to improve their image amid an outcry over police brutality. Next, we see how pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong are still finding ways to protest despite China's crackdown. And we take a look at the accusations of animal abuse made against Thailand's coconut milk producers, who use monkeys to pick the fruit.

    • 11 min
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    Locals to the rescue: Indonesians save stranded Rohingya refugees

    Locals to the rescue: Indonesians save stranded Rohingya refugees

    In this week’s show, we look at Pakistan which has one of the fastest growing infection rates for Covid-19 in the world. The crisis is exposing shortcomings in the government's response and the health care system. Next, we head to Indonesia where locals have come to the aid of Rohingya refugees stranded at sea. Locals were angry that authorities had initially refused to let the asylum-seekers onto dry land over coronavirus fears. Finally, we go to Wuhan in China, where the virus first emerged. We see how marriages and divorces are surging after life in lockdown.

     

     

    • 12 min
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    Australia: Aboriginal rights in the spotlight

    Australia: Aboriginal rights in the spotlight

    In this week's show we look at how calls for an end to racial discrimination have been growing louder across Australia, with aboriginal rights at the heart of many protests. Next, we see how India and Pakistan are working hand in hand to stamp out the worst swarms of locusts in decades. Finally, we meet Chinese inventors who have created smart glasses that monitor body temperatures as a way to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

    • 11 min
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    Hong Kong protests: Chinese dissident artist speaks out

    Hong Kong protests: Chinese dissident artist speaks out

    This week we speak to Chinese dissident artist Badiucao, who lives in exile in Australia. We talk to him about the latest Hong Kong protests and the Chinese government's response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We also head to Afghanistan, where authorities say repeat violations of Covid-19 lockdown measures are making a tough situation even more difficult, as aid agencies battle to prop up a struggling healthcare system. Finally, we see how animal sanctuaries are going the extra mile to protect great apes in Indonesia.

    • 13 min
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    Covid-19: China imposes restrictions on wildlife markets

    Covid-19: China imposes restrictions on wildlife markets

    The petri dish for the coronavirus outbreak is thought to be a wildlife market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Experts are confident that human consumption of the livestock on sale was the cause of the pandemic. The Beijing government has now imposed restrictions, leaving many wildlife sellers and breeders out of pocket. Our correspondent Charles Pellegrin and his team in China report.

    • 13 min

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