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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 : 2018-02-06

China's 'Great Green Wall': Country battles large-scale desertification

Decades ago, China began building a so-called "Great Green Wall" to halt desertification. Despite this, some 3,000 square kilometres of land are lost every year, ravaging animals, plants and local communities. Our France 2 colleagues report, with France 24's Ellen Gainsford.

Plus, we meet the billionaire shrimp farmers of Vietnam. More and more farmers in the Mekong Delta are changing their strategy, as climate change threatens rice production.

And as attitudes towards gay rights slowly improve across Asia, Burma has allowed its first ever LGBT festival. Though homosexuality remains illegal in the country, activists say the event is a step in the right direction and a sign of growing public support.

By William HILDERBRANDT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-02-19 North Korea

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

The freezing temperatures at the Winter Olympics in South Korea couldn't stop a thaw in relations with the North. But what will it mean beyond the Games? Thousands of families...

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2018-01-22 Hong Kong

Why Hong Kong produces 200,000 tons of electronic waste per year

Where do your computers, tablets and smartphones go to die? Electronic waste is an environmental problem throughout Asia, but nowhere more so than in Hong Kong. For a long time...

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2018-01-13 unemployment

Fighting unemployment: Millions of Indians face layoffs amid shrinking job market

For several years now, India has been selling its wares as one of Asia's biggest economies. But despite the government's claims that things are getting rosier, there's been no...

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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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