Political and social events from Asia. The program is recorded under live conditions with exclusive reports and interviews, hosted by Nadia Charbit. Watch the show on FRANCE 24 Fridays at 6.40 pm Paris time.
Who will succeed President Hu Jintao?
The Chinese leader is expected to retire as head of the ruling Communist Party in 2012, and as President the following year.
There is much speculation about his successor. Many believe Xi Jinping, currently Vice President, will take over. He has just been appointed to a key military position, a decision that reinforces expectations that he will become the country's next leader.
In this edition: in Afghanistan, political tensions are still simmering following last presidential election, in India, farmers are facing the worst drought in twenty years and Japan's appetite for food recycling.
In this edition: Two weeks after choosing a new chief, the Taliban are stepping up their attacks in Pakistan; the Dalai Lama left Taiwan last Friday after whipping up a political storm over Typhoon Morakot; Japan's pampered pooches.
This edition of The Week in Asia is a special on Afghanistan's election, including profiles of the three main candidates, a look at daily life in the country and a report on the fight against the Taliban.