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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 : 2018-05-02

Uzbekistan seeks to expand Silk Road tourism

Uzbekistan isn't high on many holidaymakers' lists of must-see destinations. But its reform-minded government is opening up the country, easing travel restrictions for dozens of nationalities. This "openness" policy aims to bring in more tourists to the once repressive and isolated former Soviet state. Ivana Scatola reports.

Also, after the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade, the two countries are on the long road to reconciliation. On four different occasions in the past, North Korea has pledged denuclearization, but has never stuck to its agreements. Will this time be different? Clement Bonnerot takes a look at reactions in Seoul.

And Pakistan's devotional music of Sufis has thrived since the 13th century, but are Qawwali's days numbered? We check in, nearly two years after its star singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down.

By William HILDERBRANDT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-08-08 Jeanne LAVENANT

HIV rates on the rise among Chinese youth

China has seen an alarming spike in HIV cases, with the infection rate among those between the ages of 15 and 19 tripling over the past decade. The upturn comes as young people...

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2018-07-27 Jeanne LAVENANT

Japan: Record-breaking heatwave takes a toll on population

Japan is dealing with record-breaking high temperatures as an intense heatwave sees over 9,000 people hospitalised with heatstroke. It's prompted concerns about how Tokyo will...

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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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