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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 : 2018-03-20

India's missing women: The dark legacy of sex selection

In India, officials say the population is missing more than 60 million women, equivalent to the entire population of the UK. It's the result of a decades-old preference in India for male children, leading to neglect, abortion and infanticide. Today, the effects are visible: there are entire villages without a single woman.

We also look at the #MeToo movement in South Korea. Accusations of sexual harassment have led to a series of resignations by high-profile men - we hear from one woman who has spoken out.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong is suffering a housing crisis, with real estate prices twice as high as in Paris. One developer has found an innovative way to dramatically cut costs. The only catch: you must be willing to live in a concrete water pipe.

Finally, some researchers say the Przewalski is the last true wild horse. It was nearly hunted to extinction, with the last wild specimen recorded in Mongolia back in the 1960s. But now the stocky, short-legged horse is making a comeback.

By Will HILDERBRANDT , Agnès LE COSSEC , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-10 William HILDERBRANDT

Playing undead for a living in Indonesia

In Indonesia, zombies are on the rise! Zombie impersonators are becoming a common sight on Jakarta streets, as hit TV shows such as “The Walking Dead” fuel their popularity. At...

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2018-06-26 Camille FEVRIER

Bangladeshi farmer provides safe haven to Rohingya refugees

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have been living in Bangladesh for months, following the army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state last August. An estimated 700,000...

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2018-06-13 Camille FEVRIER

India struggles to fight against child marriage

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, several NGOs are fighting against the tradition of child marriage. The practice is most often seen in families keen to marry off their daughters...

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2018-05-29 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Kim Jong-un impersonator roams Singapore streets

In Singapore, a doppelganger of North Korea's Kim Jong-un has tourists doing double takes. Between selfies, the Chinese-Australian impersonator said he was there to encourage...

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2018-05-17 Camille FEVRIER

China introduces 'social credit score' for citizens

China has begun a controversial experiment to get to know its people better. The government is tracking its citizens' behaviour, from smoking on a train to jaywalking. If a...

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