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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 : 2018-06-13

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 to ease economic burdens. The untimely unions often see children forced to leave school. Despite efforts from both teachers and families, old traditions die hard.

Also on the show, we head to Malaysia, one of Southeast Asia's richest economies. The country recently entered a new political era after Malaysians voted out the party that had held power for six decades, this after a massive corruption scandal. The former prime minister himself now faces a corruption probe.

Meanwhile, for tourists looking for a destination off the beaten track, a once-bustling Chinese island-turned-ghost town could be just the answer. A shadow of its former self, Houtouwan is overrun by nature and reputed to be haunted. Only five people and some dogs inhabit the island today.

Finally, are you concerned that your flirting skills aren’t quite up to scratch? Fear note: dating gurus in China claim to have the recipe for success. We tell you more.

By Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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