List/Grid Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city

As the 20th anniversary of the handover from the UK to China is marked, the Guardian talks to residents and officials about the shifts since 1997 Hong Kong is preparing to mark the ...

New Zealand paper names and shames every drink-driver at tourist ‘party town’

Queenstown paper puts names of 100 people on front page amid concern the town, which attracts 2 million tourists a year, is bucking drink-drive trend A newspaper in New Zealand has ...

How did Otto Warmbier die?

US student who had been jailed in North Korea was returned to the US in a state of unresponsive wakefulness effectively braindead It is impossible to get reliable information about ...

Japan opens the door to debate on female succession to the Chrysanthemum throne

New law includes resolution calling on government to swiftly study ways to secure a stable imperial succession including possibility of a future empress Akihito, 83, to abdicate after ...

Philippine army battles to contain Isis attacks from spreading to second city

Curfews and heavy military presence in Iligan, a city of 350,000, amid fears Islamist militants may seek to expand conflict Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew ...

India is world’s most populous nation with 1.32bn people, academic claims

Yi Fuxian says 1.29bn Chinese are outstripped by 1.32bn Indians. But his findings are disputed with one demographer calling them sloppy Claims that India may already have overtaken ...

The city that exploded: how China’s growth led to the Tianjin disaster

The 2015 warehouse explosion in Tianjin was one of the worst manmade disasters in Chinese history and exposed the darker side of rapid urbanisation It was almost midnight on a summer ...

Philippines president bans smoking in public, with offenders facing jail

Rodrigo Duterte, a former smoker himself, defies countrys powerful tobacco lobby to sign order that also outlaws vaping Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive ...

Dozens of refugees have died in Malaysian detention centres, UN reveals

Most of those who died in the past two years were Myanmar nationals who contracted diseases, but some were physically abused At least two dozen refugees and asylum seekers have died ...

‘Oldest human’ dies in Indonesia aged 146

Indonesia says deceased man was born in December 1870, although his age was never verified A man who claimed to be the worlds longest living human has died aged 146. According to ...

Chicken run: New Zealand Post will start delivering KFC to beat mail slump

Fast food home delivery is tried out as number of letters sent in New Zealand halves in a decade The New Zealand postal service has begun delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken in a bid ...

Detained on Nauru: ‘This is the most painful part of my story when you realise no one cares’

In this excerpt from the book They Cannot Take the Sky, Benjamin talks about his years detained on Nauru, and his undying hopes for the future Benjamin was taken to Nauru in 2013 with ...
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