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India's #MeToo moment

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India's #MeToo moment: Why women are now calling out sexual harassment

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Objective 'Zero Hunger' 2030: Lambert Wilson and UN's FAO tell us how

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ACCESS ASIA

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 : 2018-05-17

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 person's score drops low enough, he or she could be banned from travelling or taking out a loan. Our team on the ground reports.

Meanwhile, Japan's trains run like clockwork. Over the course of the entire year, Japanese high-speed trains are behind schedule by only 30 seconds. And if they leave early, they even apologise. This punctuality goes beyond engineering, it's also cultural.

Finally, we discover a dance group in Taiwan that specialises in hip-hop. Its members wear shiny shoes, headbands, and bright purple basketball jerseys with big afros on the front. None of that may sound particularly remarkable, but their average age is more than 70 and their oldest member is 91 years old.

By Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Will HILDERBRANDT

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2018-10-17 Access Asia

Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

In western China, officials say they are fighting extremism by opening so-called "vocational training centres". But human rights groups argue these are actually mass detention...

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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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