Asia News

China

December 8, 2014
CY Leung expects “furious resistance” from Occupy Central as police carry out order to shutdown Admiralty Square, police tactics has become increasingly heavy- handed, says Sean Starrs, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the City University of Hong Kong.

The Fashion Victims of Cambodia

June 30, 2014
Rebecca Henschke reports on garment workers killed by riot police when striking for pay rise

30,000 Chinese Factory Workers Strike Against Maker of Nike Sneakers

April 24, 2014

Editor Michelle Chen and instructor Xiaoming Chai discuss the workers’ demands and whether the rise of strikes signals a decline of cheap labor in China

India

April 2, 2014
Indians go to the polls discontent with the 10 year rule of Indian National Congress Party

Why is China’s Economy Slowing Down?

January 29, 2014

Minqi Li: State funded expansion of infrastructure projects is creating over capacity as wages and domestic consumer demand remains low

Chinese Reforms Make Rich Even Richer

November 19, 2013

Minqi Li: Chinese Communist ‘Plenum’ meeting resulted in a promise for market reforms, including privatization and deregulation of public utility, energy and other state-owned companies.

Bangladesh

October 21, 2013
Striking Bangladesh garment workers closed 20% of the country’s garment production to achieve victory.

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 17, 2013
Heavy rains have overwhelmed containment tankers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant

Japan

October 17, 2013
Heavy rains have overwhelmed containment tankers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant