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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 : 2017-07-18

Making a splash: Why indoor water parks are a hit in China

With an aversion to sun, sand and salt water, Chinese swimmers prefer to beat the heat by flocking to overcrowded indoor pools. Some people in China want to avoid getting a tan and many don't know how to swim. This goes to explain the growing popularity of gigantic water parks across the country, reproducing the elements of the seaside without any of the hassle.

But first, we bring you a story of modern-day slavery: thousands of people across Asia are forced to work on fishing boats. It's a practice that has broken bodies and torn apart families.

And we head to an alternative energy paradise tucked away in the Himalayas. Bhutan is leading the fight against global warming by teaching children the importance of going green.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , William HILDERBRANDT

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2018-09-18 Access Asia

Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

In Japan, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada spent half a century on death row before being released. But the former professional boxer is still locked in a legal back and forth. Today he...

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2018-09-06 Access Asia

Replacing plastic: China tries to clean up its act

As we get a clearer idea about just how dangerous plastic pollution is for the environment, the race is on to find ecological replacements for everyday plastic objects,...

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2018-08-28 Access Asia

Korean families reunited after decades apart

As ties between the two Koreas improve, a group of elderly South Koreans have met long-lost family members in North Korea. This after being separated by the war that broke out 68...

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2018-08-08 Access Asia

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 Access Asia

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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