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

Latest update : 2017-08-29

India: Where old clothes go to get a new life

Cheap labour and global fashion trends mean that people are consuming and disposing of an ever greater amount of clothing. But in India, these tattered rags are reincarnated. Textiles from across the world are sent to the Indian port of Kandala, the world capital of the second-hand garment trade and a billion-dollar industry. We take a closer look.

Plus, we meet the Khmericans, Cambodian refugees who lived in the United States but were deported. They are now struggling to adjust to a homeland that many of them have never known.

And conservation versus tourism: Vietnam's Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but keeping it pristine is a constant challenge.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Will HILDERBRANDT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2017-12-18 Funeral

Japan offers world's first drive-through funerals

In Japan, paying your final respects to your nearest and dearest needn't be a long, drawn-out affair. You can now bid your last farewells to loved ones without ever unbuckling...

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2017-12-04 North Korea

North Korea: Global sanctions hit Pyongyang’s ‘experiment in capitalism’

In North Korea, the port city of Rason has a special status as an economic zone. Attracting foreign businesses in manufacturing, tourism and transportation, some even speculate...

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2017-11-20 Indonesia

Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

For the first time in almost a century, the great ape family has a new member. Scientists have confirmed the existence of a new species of orangutan in northern Sumatra,...

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2017-11-06 North Korea

The painful history of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea

Donald Trump has made his first visit to Japan as US president and met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The top talking point was the rising threat from North Korea. But that threat,...

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2017-10-23 Taiwan

Taiwan tackles dangerous betel nut addiction

Around one-tenth of the world's population chews betel nuts. The stimulant is hugely popular in Asia: it is used as a pick-me-up like coffee, but is also a symbol of love and a...

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