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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 : 2017-10-11

Thailand's Thammasat Massacre: Historians unearth memories of 1976 tragedy

It's one of the darkest chapters in Thailand's history. On October 6, 1976, state forces and far-right militants killed dozens of pro-democracy students who had protested the return of military rule. Today, 41 years later, no one has been held responsible for the Thammasat University massacre. But a group of Thai academics is hoping to change that - we find out more.

Meanwhile, thousands of Vietnamese women are looking for love in South Korea. It's a top destination for women trying to escape poverty. Many of the marriages are arranged illegally, but the brides are undeterred by the prospect of tying the knot with a complete stranger.

Also, in China, the country hasn't forgotten its Communist history. We take a look at the Red Culture Camp, a three-day retreat run by the ruling party. The camp is run in Jinggangshan, considered the "cradle of the Chinese revolution". Its aim is to ignite the Communist spirit in China's younger generations.

And finally, we take a look at the industry of essential oils in India. Just a couple of drops can relieve headaches, back pain or rashes. They are a popular alternative for treating common health complaints, and sales here in France have jumped by 20 percent annually in the past few years.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Gaëlle ESSOO , Julia KIM

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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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