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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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2018-10-09 Access Asia

Indonesia tsunami: Survivors describe ordeal

On September 28, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was rocked by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the twin disasters,...

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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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