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First Broadcast: 10/11/2013
This weekend China's president Xi Jinping is chairing a Communist Party meeting which many of his countrymen and women hope could mark a turning point for the world's second biggest economy.
First Broadcast: 10/11/2013
China's leaders are set to meet to consider major economic reforms, but just how groundbreaking will they be?
First Broadcast: 10/11/2013
Signs of multicultural life in Australia are everywhere but not so often on television.
First Broadcast: 10/11/2013
Across the world, poor, uneducated families with little or no access to health care physically restrain relatives with a mental illness.
First Broadcast: 02/11/2013
Just the second case in Cambodia's war crimes tribunal has wrapped up after two years of evidence against Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
First Broadcast: 02/11/2013
One third of the world's trade passes through the South and East China Seas, and Australia is among the countries whose economies would suffer grievously if territorial disputes between China and its neighbours get out of hand.
First Broadcast: 02/11/2013
More than 200 personnel from Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada are helping find and dispose of World War II ordinance in Solomon Islands.
First Broadcast: 02/11/2013
Only one other country in the world produces more tobacco than India, and every year more than 1 million Indians die from tobacco-related cancer.
First Broadcast: 27/10/2013
The constitutional expert who drew up Fiji's draft constitution says he can't see how the version from military ruler Frank Bainimarama will work.
First Broadcast: 27/10/2013
Australia's new Government is making trade a key international priority, promising to conclude free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea.
First Broadcast: 27/10/2013
A study in Vietnam shows massive over-pumping of some water sources to meet surging demand is drawing arsenic-laden water into city wells.
First Broadcast: 27/10/2013
China's economic experiment - the Shanghai free trade zone - has so far drawn a tepid response from foreign banks.
First Broadcast: 20/10/2013
Papua was in the spotlight again at the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation) summit in Bali, when three activists breached the walls of the Australian Consulate.
First Broadcast: 20/10/2013
Top institutions in China, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan have all made gains in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
First Broadcast: 20/10/2013
The Melbourne City council is lobbying the Victorian government to effectively halve public transport costs for international students, as many continue to struggle amid ever increasing education and living costs.
First Broadcast: 20/10/2013
Some critics say it's solely aimed at furthering India's position in the space race with China at a time when the money could be better spent on helping India's poor.
First Broadcast: 06/10/2013
Political Editor Catherine McGrath reports on Tony Abbott's first trip overseas, to Jakarta.
First Broadcast: 06/10/2013
Scientists explore the sea floor and turtles's digestion to examine impact plastic is having on marine environments, Liam Cochrane reports.
First Broadcast: 06/10/2013
Twenty-five-year-old Australian actress Pallavi Sharda talks to Stephaie March.
First Broadcast: 06/10/2013
Helen Brown interviews the Executive director of the APEC secretariat Dr Alan Bollard ahead of the summit.
First Broadcast: 29/09/2013
Protecting, recruiting and retaining women in the Afghan national police is more challenging than ever.
First Broadcast: 29/09/2013
The sentencing of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai to life in prison ends an episode which brought extraordinary focus on to the extent of high level corruption in the world's emerging superpower.
First Broadcast: 29/09/2013
There are high stakes for Tony Abbott's first visit to Jakarta as Australian prime minister.
First Broadcast: 29/09/2013
Marshallese woman Darleen Keju-Johnson's passionate address to a World Council of Churches assembly thirty years ago, galvanised international support for compensation for the US nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. Darleen died in 1996, and her husband Giff Johnson has written a book about her and the health programs she started entitled 'Don't Ever Whisper'.
First Broadcast: 22/09/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with senior adviser to Indonesian Vice-President Boediono Dewi, Fortuna Anwar in Jakarta about how Australia's Prime Minister-elect should approach the subject of asylum seekers when he visits the Indonesian capital this month.
First Broadcast: 22/09/2013
Despite paying taxes like Australian workers, the West Australian government plans to force 457 visa holders to pay thousands of dollars for schools that are free to everyone else, as Mignon Stewart reports.
First Broadcast: 22/09/2013
Once a luxury for many Indians, a degree or diploma is now a viable option for the country's growing middle class.

But India correspondent Stephanie March reports, while higher education has grown at warp speed, but the quality is not keeping up.
First Broadcast: 22/09/2013
Producers of tofu and tempeh, a staple Indonesian dish, across Indonesia recently ended their three-day strike over the rising price of soybean, an act which had an immediate effect on everyday life in Indonesia.

Indonesia correspondent Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 01/09/2013
Australian singer Sophie Koh speaks with China correspondent Huey Fern Tay about being accepted by the censors.
First Broadcast: 01/09/2013
A new study has found most North Koreans have used methamphetamine and its use is "normal", as Auskar Surbakti reports.
First Broadcast: 01/09/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with sociologist Shilpa Phadke from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai about recent rape cases that have sparked widespread outrage in India.
First Broadcast: 01/09/2013
Indonesia's government has announced a raft of policy changes and banking measures to boost local investment and growth, as Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 18/08/2013
Amid opposition allegations of widespread cheating, Cambodia's election authorities have finally released preliminary results handing victory to long serving Prime Minister, Hun Sen. But the fallout may be widening, with Cambodia halting military cooperation programs with the US and Australia.
First Broadcast: 18/08/2013
The Australian Opposition has argued that the PNG solution put forward by the Australian Government has opened up a new route for exploitation by people smugglers.
First Broadcast: 18/08/2013
Australia may be hurtling towards an election in which the question of asylum seekers is a bitterly fought issue, but in several seats the result could be decided by voters born overseas.
First Broadcast: 18/08/2013
The trade of Pacific Islanders forcibly shipped to Northern Australia to work on sugar and cotton plantations was known as 'blackbirding'. The majority were taken from Vanuatu, where the Government is now putting the dark chapter of the country's history back on the education agenda.
First Broadcast: 11/08/2013
The war torn past of Laos has been relegated to the edges of history, overshadowed by the greater international impact of the war in Vietnam. Now, a new film is trying to do something to bring the long-term consequences of the conflict in Laos out of the shadows, as Kesha West reports.
First Broadcast: 11/08/2013
Half a dozen countries have competing and overlapping claims over oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, and it's increasingly becoming a key test of the strategic contest between China and the US, as Thom Cookes reports.
First Broadcast: 11/08/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Akihisa Nagashima, a member of Japan's Opposition and potential Foreign Minister.
First Broadcast: 11/08/2013
Survivors of acid attacks in India have been fighting for increased regulation of the sale of the lethal substance, and say more reforms are needed, as Stephanie March reports.
First Broadcast: 04/08/2013
Helen Brown speaks with Indonesian Defence Minister Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro, who recently held talks in Australian with his counterpart Stephen Smith.
First Broadcast: 04/08/2013
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he wants to work with Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy to overcome the stalemate over the election result, as Auskar Surbakti reports from Phnom Penh.
First Broadcast: 04/08/2013
Political editor Catherine McGrath reports on Australia's performance on the Security Council seven months into its term.
First Broadcast: 04/08/2013
China's People's Liberation Army has put on a show of force for the world's media as part of its anniversary celebrations, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 28/07/2013
As Cambodians go to the polls this weekend, the country's long-serving prime minister is facing one of his toughest challenges yet. Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party is up against a united opposition, led by Sam Rainsy, who recently returned from years of exile. But local and international election monitors have raised concerns that the election is neither free nor fair.
First Broadcast: 28/07/2013
A number of multinational drug companies are being investigated by Chinese authorities over allegations they paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes.
First Broadcast: 28/07/2013
China's growing middle class is demanding better access to hospitals and modern drugs, turning health care into a boom industry.
First Broadcast: 28/07/2013
The Korean war was the largest conflict China had ever waged beyond its borders, and most of the soldiers who died in the conflict remain buried in North Korea. Six decades on, bereaved Chinese families are still fighting for their family members' remains to be returned home.
First Broadcast: 21/07/2013
Australia's Gulag is one description being applied to the deal struck by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with his Papua New Guinea counterpart Peter O'Neill as he tries to get the issue of asylum seekers off the domestic agenda ahead of rapidly approaching elections.
First Broadcast: 21/07/2013
A fortnight ago, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was in Indonesia to meet President Yudhoyono and as it turns out, secure agreement from him to make it harder for Iranians to enter Indonesia. Iranians make up a rapidly rising proportion of the asylum seekers trying to get to Australia.
First Broadcast: 21/07/2013
Thousands of young activists are taking to the streets and to social media demanding a change in government. An unprecedented number of young Cambodians are taking part in elections next weekend with more than one third of registered voters aged between 18 and 30. While the ruling CPP is expected to win, the long serving government of Prime Minister Hun Sen is not resting on its laurels either, enlisting its own army of young supporters.
First Broadcast: 21/07/2013
Sam Rainsy's return to Cambodia is a powerful symbol for the Cambodia National Rescue Party. But the opposition leader is barred from standing as a candidate this election, because of his previous expulsion from parliament, and cannot campaign as an alternative prime minister.
First Broadcast: 14/07/2013
A Buddhist monk in Myanmar has become the unlikely face of a growing anti-Muslim movement.
First Broadcast: 14/07/2013
With Asian art becoming increasingly prominent in Australia, one of China's most accomplished sculptors has brought his latest work to the country.
First Broadcast: 14/07/2013
Millions of cows from India are being illegally herded across the border to slaughterhouses in Muslim dominated Bangladesh.
First Broadcast: 14/07/2013
For all its political star appeal, the annual ASEAN summit has so far made little headway on the conflict between China and Southeast Asia over the South China Sea.
First Broadcast: 07/07/2013
The illegal burning of land to make way for new plantings of pulp timber and palm oil trees is a regular occurrence on Indonesia's Sumatra Island, where many of the lucrative crops are grown.
First Broadcast: 07/07/2013
Singapore's media regulators have recently imposed new licensing requirements for online news websites, a move that has sparked a rare mass protest.
First Broadcast: 07/07/2013
The United States has released its annual Trafficked In Persons report with China, Thailand and Malaysia condemned for their lack of action to eliminate human trafficking and slavery.
First Broadcast: 07/07/2013
Pakistan born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed fled his homeland as a refugee, and has had his Australian citizenship fast tracked by the Government.
First Broadcast: 30/06/2013
With Kevin Rudd reinstalled as Australian Prime Minister, an area of key policy in the spotlight is foreign aid.
First Broadcast: 30/06/2013
The Melanesian Spearhead Group is an organisational challenge at the best of times and at this month's gathering in New Caledonia, the thorny issue of West Papua was front and centre.
First Broadcast: 30/06/2013
Both sides of politics in Australia recognise Indonesia's sovereignty over West Papua.
First Broadcast: 30/06/2013
Taiwan has failed to keep up with competition since its economic growth and rapid industrialisation two decades ago.
First Broadcast: 23/06/2013
One of the most controversial aspects of immigration policy in Australia is the holding of children in detention.
First Broadcast: 23/06/2013
China's film industry has been growing exponentially and is now second only to Hollywood in size, but many films in China struggle to make a profit.
First Broadcast: 23/06/2013
Cambodia's ailing democracy has been thrown into crisis.
First Broadcast: 16/06/2013
The relationship between Australia and Indonesia is increasingly important, but often tested as a result of differing domestic priorities and expectations.
First Broadcast: 16/06/2013
Indonesia's economy suffered a rare setback this week as the rupiah slumped and investors deserted the country.
First Broadcast: 16/06/2013
With an election in about a year's time, many young Indonesian business leaders are pushing for greater global engagement from their next government.
First Broadcast: 09/06/2013
It wasn't so long ago that Myanmar, or Burma as it was then more commonly called, was largely shut off from the world, a pariah state.
First Broadcast: 09/06/2013
Woodside Petroleum is one of the first international companies to invest in Myanmar's potentially expansive oil and gas reserves.
First Broadcast: 09/06/2013
The World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw was a major feather in the cap for president Thein Sein. But the pressures on him, not least from Aung San Suu Kyi, to start delivering on his promises of inclusive development.

First Broadcast: 02/06/2013
A few years ago, China's contemporary art scene seemed as invincible as the country's economy, but as China's growth slows so does demand for its art, and its artists are hurting.
First Broadcast: 02/06/2013
Mike Mochizuki Is Associate Professor Of Political Science And International Affairs At The Elliott School Of International Affairs At The George Washington University.
First Broadcast: 02/06/2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been heralded for the economic plan that's restored confidence to his country, but a surge in displays of Japanese nationalism is raising concern in the region.
First Broadcast: 02/06/2013
Some Russian analysts fear another military challenge from China. Others believe the real threat will be Chinese economic dominance over Russia's far-east.
First Broadcast: 26/05/2013
Australian federal police officers are back in Vanuatu helping the local force, after the program was scrapped over a diplomatic stoush.
First Broadcast: 26/05/2013
"The Happiness box" was conceived by Australian soldiers locked up in the Changi prisoner of war camp in Singapore in 1942.
First Broadcast: 26/05/2013
Cambodia's main opposition party led protests in Phnom Penh this week, with demonstrators calling for international monitoring of the poll which is due on the 28th of July. Jim Middleton spoke to Cambodian Opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
First Broadcast: 26/05/2013
Criminal syndicates in Thailand are rounding up thousands of dogs to feed the illegal dog meat trade.
First Broadcast: 19/05/2013
After his first 100 days in office, Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil is shaking up foreign affairs.
First Broadcast: 19/05/2013
One of the key contenders to be Indonesia's next president has signalled a protectionist stance as he fleshes out his policy platform.
First Broadcast: 19/05/2013
China and India's economic rise is tilting the global balance of power from West to East, highlighting the strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific.
First Broadcast: 12/05/2013
Filipinos head to the polls on Monday in what could be a defining election for the country.
First Broadcast: 12/05/2013
Many young men in India and Australia share a common dream - to play cricket for their country.
First Broadcast: 12/05/2013
China has taken a modest step into diplomacy in the Middle East, hosting back-to-back visits from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.
First Broadcast: 12/05/2013
The recent spate of violence against women in India has provoked huge protests and anger.
First Broadcast: 05/05/2013
UMNO's youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin speaks to Jim Middleton about the key issues for young voters in Malaysia.
First Broadcast: 05/05/2013
The two key States of Sarawak and Sabah are crucial for both major parties leading up to Malaysia's election, as Liam Cochrane reports.
First Broadcast: 05/05/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Ben Suffian, the Program Director of the Merdeka Centre in Kuala Lumpur, an opinion research firm that's monitoring voting in the Malaysian elections.
First Broadcast: 28/04/2013
Kate Arnott reports.
First Broadcast: 28/04/2013
Kesha West speaks to Dr Norraesah Mohamad.
First Broadcast: 28/04/2013
Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 28/04/2013
Stephanie March reports.
First Broadcast: 21/04/2013
Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 21/04/2013
Auskar Surbakti reports.
First Broadcast: 21/04/2013
Jim Middleton speaks to Jasper Kim.
First Broadcast: 21/04/2013
Kate Arnott reports.
First Broadcast: 14/04/2013
China correspondent Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 14/04/2013
China correspondent Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 14/04/2013
Jim Middleton speaks to Wu Qing.
First Broadcast: 14/04/2013
Nidhi Dutt reports.
First Broadcast: 07/04/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Saifuddin Abdullah, the Malaysian Deputy Minister for Higher Education.

First Broadcast: 07/04/2013
Stephanie March reports from India's border with Pakistan.
First Broadcast: 07/04/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Nurul Izzah Anwar, opposition member of parliament and the daughter of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
First Broadcast: 31/03/2013
A new law to give poorer women access to birth control in Philippines has hit a hurdle.

Kesha West reports.

First Broadcast: 31/03/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Richard Herd, the Head of the OECD's China Desk in Beijing.
First Broadcast: 31/03/2013
Consumer confidence is still lacking in China's expanding dairy industry. Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 31/03/2013
One man has translated the entire works of Shakespeare into his native tongue, Punjabi. India correspondent Stephanie March met the scholar at his home in Chandigarh.
First Broadcast: 24/03/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Dr Zalmai Rassoul, who is on his first visit to Australia.
First Broadcast: 24/03/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with U Ye Htut, Myanmar's Deputy Information Minister and spokesman for President Thein Sein.
First Broadcast: 24/03/2013
Malaysia is working with the Philippines to investigate if a third party orchestrated the month-long security crisis in the state of Sabah, as Kesha West reports
First Broadcast: 17/03/2013
Jim Middleton speaks with Dr Chung Min Lee, a former adviser to South Korean President Park Geun-hye during her election campaign, about North Korea's declaration that the ceasefire agreement between the two Koreas is null and void.
First Broadcast: 17/03/2013
The Indonesian rupiah is among Asia's worst performing currencies, losing about six percent of its value last year, as Indonesia correspondent Helen Brown reports from Jakarta.
First Broadcast: 17/03/2013
The issue of rising pollution in China has taken centre stage at the annual session of parliament - and a shake-up in the Environment Ministry appears to be on the cards, as China correspondent Huey Fern Tay reports from Beijing.
First Broadcast: 17/03/2013
This year's Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition includes everything from performance masks from Papua New Guinea to Indonesian punk music, as Pacific correspondent Sean Dorney reports.
First Broadcast: 10/03/2013
Following last year's rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi, many Indian women are starting self-defence classes. Although the Indian Government has made changes to legislation to try to curb sexual assault in the city, many New Delhi women say the reforms have not gone far enough.
Stephanie March reports.

First Broadcast: 10/03/2013
Human rights groups have accused North Korea of systematic abuse of its people and of foreign nationals. The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to vote on the establishment of a commission to inquire into the secretive country's human rights record.
Kesha West
First Broadcast: 10/03/2013
A program in Melbourne is reaching out to Burma refugees through growing and serving food. In Werribee Park a group of refugees have revitalised the park's kitchen garden, while learning valuable life skills and meeting their local community.
First Broadcast: 10/03/2013
Jim Middleton interviews the director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
First Broadcast: 03/03/2013
Although justice is expected to be swift and severe for the six men accused of raping and murdering a young Indian woman in New Delhi last year, as Karishma Vyas reports, the government is being accused of failing to protect its citizens.
First Broadcast: 03/03/2013
Chairman of the Security Innovation Network, Robert Rodriguez, says Washington must find a way to confront China's new leadership without worsening what's increasingly being called the "Cyber Cold War".
First Broadcast: 26/02/2013
D-grade Melbourne cricketers the Abbotsford Anglers have toured the world, with their visit to India being the inspiration for a feature film, as Kate Arnott reports.
First Broadcast: 26/02/2013
Fish farming in China is facing a credibility crisis due to the high levels of pollution found in the country's water, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 26/02/2013
There are concerns that Indonesia's trade-protectionist polices could leave the nation short of food, as Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 26/02/2013
Jim Middleton speaks to the Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim about the government's decision to deport Australian Senator Nick Xenophon.
First Broadcast: 17/02/2013
Former Indonesian trade minister now tourism minister, Mari Pangestu, is one of those hoping to be the new director-general of the WTO.
First Broadcast: 17/02/2013
Kate Arnott reports while soccer is facing match-fixing allegations worldwide,t experts say the problem is particularly prevalent in Asia, where betting laws are lax.
First Broadcast: 17/02/2013
Kesha West reports on the so-called 'cyber cold war' looming between the United States and China.
First Broadcast: 11/02/2013
Jim Middleton speaks to China's Ambassador to Australia Chen Yuming about claims Beijing is behind cyber attacks on the US and others.
First Broadcast: 11/02/2013
The territorial dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea has escalated, as Kate Arnott reports.
First Broadcast: 11/02/2013
Weeks of toxic smog in Beijing have taken a toll on the health of the young and old, forcing Chinese officials to announce a number of measures to stamp out some of the pollution, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 11/02/2013
Poor kids in India are getting access to an elite private school education under a government policy that is forcing schools to open up 25 per cent of places to slum children, as Stephanie March reports.
First Broadcast: 03/02/2013
Business groups in Indonesia are urging the government to take urgent steps to prevent future flooding disasters, which they warn will drive international investors away, as Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 03/02/2013
Jim Middleton interviews Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr about the war in Syria, Australia's position on the UN Security Council, and Fiji governance.
First Broadcast: 03/02/2013
Auskar Surbakti speaks to a group of young Indian leaders in Australia about the recent rape case in New Delhi that has sparked protests against government inaction to prevent violence against women.
First Broadcast: 03/02/2013
The adaptation of the musical Cats into Mandarin is getting rave reviews in Beijing and helping to win over a new broadway audience, as Huey Fern Tay reports.

First Broadcast: 02/12/2012
Jim Middleton interviews Peter O'Neill, the current Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, during his trip to the Australian capital, Canberra.
First Broadcast: 02/12/2012
K-pop's catchy songs, dance moves and policy of inclusiveness are making stars out of performers from right across the region, as James Oaten reports from Seoul.
First Broadcast: 02/12/2012
Just three months after deadly ethnic clashes in northern India, fresh violence has erupted between the indigenous Bodo tribe and Muslims in Assam, as Karishma Vyas reports.
First Broadcast: 25/11/2012
Liam Cochrane reports on the East Asia Summit, and how territorial tensions overshadowed trade talks among those attending.
First Broadcast: 25/11/2012
South Korea has long valued the idea of ethnic purity but in the last decade the number of migrants to the nation has almost doubled.
First Broadcast: 25/11/2012
A 'bad year' and 'a testing time' for everyone is how the executive chairman of Australian miner, Lynas Corporation has summed up the last 12 months.
First Broadcast: 25/11/2012
Dr Surin Pitsuwan has been ASEAN's secretary general for the past five years, and he spoke with Jim Middleton ahead of the end of his term in December.
First Broadcast: 18/11/2012
First Broadcast: 18/11/2012
Jim Middleton speaks with Robert Kuhn, a corporate strategist and author, who's been an adviser to Xi Jinping and has seen China's new leader up close.
First Broadcast: 18/11/2012
Xi Jinping and a new seven man Politburo Standing Committe have been sworn in as the leaders of China, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 18/11/2012
China correspondent Huey Fern Tay looks at Xi Jinping’s life and his path to becoming China’s next leader.
First Broadcast: 11/11/2012
With a disturbing increase in maternal and child mortality rates, the Philippine President, Benigno Aquino, is supporting legislation aimed at allowing free access to fertility control and sex education, as Kesha West reports.

First Broadcast: 11/11/2012
With a disturbing increase in maternal and child mortality rates, the Philippine President, Benigno Aquino, is supporting legislation aimed at allowing free access to fertility control and sex education, as Kesha West reports.

First Broadcast: 28/10/2012
A new book and documentary examines the Chinese brand of rock music and a group of musicians resisting the country's modern values and aspirations, as Joanna McCarthy reports.
First Broadcast: 28/10/2012
Cambodia's prime minister says he wants to continue to lead the country, after being at the helm for almost 30 years, as James Oaten reports.
First Broadcast: 28/10/2012
ASEAN Secretary General, Surin Pitsuwan, discusses free trade in the region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China and other Southeast Asian nations.

First Broadcast: 28/10/2012
During a visit to Canberra, Philippine President, Benigno Aquino held talks on defence and trade with the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

First Broadcast: 21/10/2012
Philippines President Benigno Aquino speaks to Kesha West about the Mindanao peace agreement, South China Sea tensions, and his tough approach to protecting the country's 'rights'.
First Broadcast: 21/10/2012
China is facing a huge shortage in available housing due to mass migration from the countryside to the cities, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 21/10/2012
As India and Australia commit to formal negotiations on uranium sales and annual leaders meetings, both countries are seeking to usher in a new chapter in bilateral relations.
First Broadcast: 21/10/2012
The Australian Government is savouring its diplomatic triumph after securing the country's first seat on the UN Security Council in three decades.
First Broadcast: 14/10/2012
A slowing economy has forced the Indian government to resume its economic reform agenda, as Girish Sawlani reports.
First Broadcast: 14/10/2012
Authorities in Indonesia are still battling terrorism and extremist ideology, as the country marks the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings.
First Broadcast: 14/10/2012
Jim Middleton talks to Burma's parliamentary speaker Khin Aung Myint about reform and investment.
First Broadcast: 07/10/2012
An Australian theatre director has embarked on a history-making trip to East Timor to help preserve the country's ancestral stories, as Kate Arnott reports.

First Broadcast: 07/10/2012
Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva talks to Jim Middleton about his government’s handling of the 2010 anti-government protests in Bangkok in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings.
First Broadcast: 07/10/2012
China is striving to have a tiny island, dubbed "Piano Island", listed on the United Nations World Heritage list due to its classical heritage, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 30/09/2012
Japan's right wing parties are expected to make significant gains during elections expected later this year, as James Oaten reports.
First Broadcast: 30/09/2012
US President Barack Obama has defended free speech and called for a united stance against the recent wave of violence triggered by an anti-Islamic video.
First Broadcast: 30/09/2012
Vali Nasr from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington talks about US-Pakistan relations as President Asif Ali Zardari visits New York.
First Broadcast: 30/09/2012
A new documentary sheds light into the lives of Tibetan Buddhist monks from a sacred monastery in Northern India.
First Broadcast: 23/09/2012
A significant fall in demand from China has seen hundreds of small coal mines shut down in Indonesia, as Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 23/09/2012
Australian firm Lynas says its application to ship waste material from its rare mineral processing plant in Malaysia to Australia are on hold.
First Broadcast: 23/09/2012
Kesha West speaks to Singapore's former ambassador to the United Nations, Kishore Mahbubani, about Asia's growing influence in international affairs and Australia place in the region.
First Broadcast: 09/09/2012
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to Jim Middleton on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Vladivostok.
First Broadcast: 09/09/2012
Revitalising trade and growth is an urgent priority for APEC, as Kate Arnott reports.
First Broadcast: 02/09/2012
Australian human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson speaks to Jim Middleton about West Papua's struggle for independence from Indonesia.
First Broadcast: 02/09/2012
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea have criticised a new law designed to stop illegal timber imports into Australia, as Liam Cochrane reports.

First Broadcast: 02/09/2012
The East Timorese Government is encouraging the country's unemployed youth to look for jobs abroad, as Stephanie March reports.
First Broadcast: 26/08/2012
Jim Middleton speaks to journalist and Burma observer Pravit Rojanaphruk about the disparities between Burma's growing media freedom and its treatment of ethnic minorities.
First Broadcast: 26/08/2012
India's economic transformation is being slowed by a huge infrastructure gap and huge cities like Mumbai are feeling the pinch most, as Richard Lindell reports.
First Broadcast: 26/08/2012
Kate Arnott reports on Hong Kong's push to transform itself into a multi-billion dollar cultural and artistic hub in Asia.
First Broadcast: 19/08/2012
Jim Middleton speaks to Aburizal Bakrie, the man many have tipped as the favourite to win Indonesia's next presidential polls.
First Broadcast: 19/08/2012
Indonesia remains concerned about the hundreds of its citizens, many of them teenagers, in Australian jails facing people smuggling charges, reports Helen Brown.
First Broadcast: 19/08/2012
The poor have been hardest hit in recent floods which have lashed the Philippines, as Liam Cochrane reports.
First Broadcast: 19/08/2012
The Pacific nations of Tonga and tiny Tokelau are reducing their carbon footprints - and energy costs - by going solar, as Dominique Schwartz reports.
First Broadcast: 12/08/2012
Defence Minister Stephen Smith says Australia does not have to choose between China and US, as Catherine McGrath reports.
First Broadcast: 12/08/2012
Anatol Leiven, Professor of War Studies at Kings College in London, discusses new developments in Syria's 'civil war'.
First Broadcast: 12/08/2012
Kesha West reports on concerns Australia's 'education boom' may be over, as Asian universities step up efforts to keep their own students at home.
First Broadcast: 29/07/2012
Jim Middleton speaks to global affairs expert Vali Nasr on whether Al Qaeda and Islamists are gaining a foothold in Syria.
First Broadcast: 29/07/2012
The popularity of shark fin soup in Asia is threatening global shark numbers, as Kesha West reports.
First Broadcast: 29/07/2012
Anti-corruption campaigner and India's first female police officer Kiran Bedi speaks to Richard Lindell about the fight to stamp out the country's debilitating corruption.
First Broadcast: 22/07/2012
Japan has now suffered 20 years of stagnation and its debt is now 25 times higher than national government revenue, as James Oaten reports.
First Broadcast: 22/07/2012
A group of filmakers are uncovering Mao Zedong's role in the famine that resulted from the catastrophic Great Leap Forward, as Huey Fern Tay reports.
First Broadcast: 15/07/2012
Classical music is enjoying something of a renaissance in China, in part that’s due to the work of award winning composer Tan Dun.

First Broadcast: 15/07/2012
The Australian Government is being asked to look into the issue of parental child abduction in the Asia Pacific, as Catherine Graue reports.
First Broadcast: 15/07/2012
Indonesia correspondent Helen Brown reports from Jakarta on the shifting balance of global economic power.
First Broadcast: 15/07/2012
Jim Middleton speaks to with Helga Schmid who is a deputy secretary general of the European Union.

First Broadcast: 08/07/2012
Cambodians are once again rediscovering their traditional artistic and cultural roots, as Nidhi Dutt reports.
First Broadcast: 08/07/2012
Jim Middleton speaks to the chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Suryo Sulisto.
First Broadcast: 08/07/2012
Auskar Surbakti reports on how Bali’s tourism dollars aren't flowing to many islanders.
First Broadcast: 08/07/2012
Australia-Indonesia talks have revealed the two country's very different priorities, as Catherine McGrath reports.
First Broadcast: 01/07/2012
Danny Vincent speaks with artist and dissident Ai Weiwei
First Broadcast: 01/07/2012
Jonathan Pollack, China analyst at the Brookings Institute in Washington, on the US election.
First Broadcast: 01/07/2012
Kate Davis reports on World Heritage recognition for Bali's ancient agricultural tradition.
First Broadcast: 01/07/2012
Kesha West reports on the crisis gripping the Philippines banana industry, and the politics that may be behind it.
First Broadcast: 24/06/2012
Chen Yuming, China's ambassador to Australia, discusses relations with Australia and the United States
First Broadcast: 24/06/2012
India Correspondent Richard Lindell reports on the growing fears over the future of India's drinking water.
First Broadcast: 24/06/2012
Pacific correspondent, Sean Dorney, follows a group of food and hospitality students in Samoa.
First Broadcast: 17/06/2012
Nidhi Dutt reports on Cambodia's push for casino tourism and profit, and the cost of its gamble.
First Broadcast: 17/06/2012
Indonesia Correspondent Helen Brown looks at the expanding car and motorbike manufacturing sector in Indonesia.
First Broadcast: 17/06/2012
NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been in Australia, where he spoke to Jim Middleton.
First Broadcast: 10/06/2012
Auskar Surbakti follows a legal team representing accused teenage people smugglers to West Java.
First Broadcast: 10/06/2012
Dr Kaushik Basu, chief economic adviser to the Indian ministry of finance, speaks with Jim Middleton
First Broadcast: 10/06/2012
Liam Cochrane reports on a program to teach East Timor's children in their mother tongue.
First Broadcast: 03/06/2012
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks with Newsline's Jim Middleton during her visit to Australia.

First Broadcast: 03/06/2012
Huey Fern Tay reports on the Chinese petitioners seeking justice the old-fashioned way.
First Broadcast: 03/06/2012
The pressures of debt and crop failure have led to an alarming rate of suicides among Indian farmers, as Richard Lindell reports.
First Broadcast: 27/05/2012
Ashraf Ghani, who heads the Commission overseeing the transition to Afghan-led security, speaks to Jim Middleton.


First Broadcast: 27/05/2012
Huey Fern Tay reports on the high-profile case bringing domestic violence into the spotlight in China.


First Broadcast: 27/05/2012
James Oaten reports on renewed pressure against Cambodia's military, after the killing of a high profile environment activist.


First Broadcast: 27/05/2012
Kesha West reports on a PNG surf documentary that's won acclaim around the world.

First Broadcast: 13/05/2012
A new UN report urges developing nations to do more to mitigate the effects of climate change.
First Broadcast: 13/05/2012
Catherine Graue reports on how social media is impacting on PNG's political culture.
First Broadcast: 13/05/2012
Huey Fern Tay looks at the rise of political cartoons in China.
First Broadcast: 13/05/2012
Interview with Dr Tim Huxley, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, in Singapore.

First Broadcast: 06/05/2012
Indonesia correspondent Helen Brown reports on claims Jakarta is holding up to 100 political dissidents in jail.
First Broadcast: 06/05/2012
Kate Arnott reports on Aung San Suu Kyi's entry into Burma's parliament.
First Broadcast: 06/05/2012
Jim Middleton talks to British Labour MP David Miliband about the future of Afghanistan.
First Broadcast: 06/05/2012
Pacific correspondent Sean Dorney reports from New Caledonia.
First Broadcast: 29/04/2012
India's military is fending off suggestions that it's not actualy ready to fight, as James Oaten reports.
First Broadcast: 29/04/2012
China will go grey before it gets rich, as Huey Fern Tay reports.

First Broadcast: 29/04/2012
Indonesia's cashed up middle class are struggling with money management, as Helen Brown reports.
First Broadcast: 29/04/2012
The Jakarta Post's chief editor Endy Bayuni speaks to Jim Middleton about religious intolerance in Indonesia.
First Broadcast: 22/04/2012
Kate Arnott reports on the life of Chinese composer Ying Chen.
First Broadcast: 22/04/2012
Kate Arnott reports on the life of Chinese composer Ying Chen.
First Broadcast: 22/04/2012
Peter Gotting reports on Hazara refugees using art to speak out.
First Broadcast: 22/04/2012
Stephanie March reports on Malaysia's controversial new security legislation.
First Broadcast: 22/04/2012
Jim Middleton speaks to Lim Chee Wee, President of the Malaysian Bar Association.
First Broadcast: 15/04/2012
India Correspondent Richard Lindell on the legacy of war and the frontline fight against landmines
First Broadcast: 15/04/2012
South East Asia Correspondent Zoe Daniel on Burma's continuing ethnic divide
First Broadcast: 15/04/2012
Interview with Lieutenant General Wallace Gregson, former US assistant defence secretary for Asian and Pacific security affairs.
First Broadcast: 15/04/2012
Modern China is one of the world's most rapidly developing countries and one man is hoping to chart those changes through film.
First Broadcast: 08/04/2012
The fallout from the ousting of former Communist Party star Bo Xilai continues.
First Broadcast: 08/04/2012
An initiative in PNG is mobilising the media to end violence against women by opening up the airwaves.
First Broadcast: 08/04/2012
Malaysia's emerging comedians are taking their unique brand of humour to global audiences.
First Broadcast: 01/04/2012
Despite China's economic rise some of its new millionaires are planning to leave their home country to live abroad.
First Broadcast: 01/04/2012
After a decade of independence half of East Timor's population still live in poverty.
First Broadcast: 01/04/2012
This year's election in PNG could decide the political stand-off between the two men who claim to be prime minister.
First Broadcast: 01/04/2012
Penang's chief minister Lim Guan Eng says Malaysia's opposition is ready to face voters at a national election later this year.
First Broadcast: 25/03/2012
A look at China's emerging ballet stars who are ready to dance on the world's stages.
First Broadcast: 25/03/2012
Interview with James Wolfensohn, former head of the World Bank
First Broadcast: 25/03/2012
The UN pressures Sri Lanka to investigate war crimes as the country looks to rebuild.
First Broadcast: 18/03/2012
Global leaders will meet in July at the United Nations to finalise the world's first arms trade treaty.
First Broadcast: 18/03/2012
Australia's new Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Defence Minister Stephen Smith have met their Indonesian counterparts in Canberra for the inaugural 2+2 dialogue.
First Broadcast: 18/03/2012
Leading Indian journalist MJ Akbar discusses the state of Pakistan with Newsline's Jim Middleton.

First Broadcast: 11/03/2012
There is growing opposition to a rare earths plant being built in eastern Malaysia.
First Broadcast: 11/03/2012
Papua New Guinea's Government is trying to stop violence brought on by a deep belief in sorcery and witchcraft.
First Broadcast: 11/03/2012
Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani speaks about his country's relations with Australia, the US and other issues it faces.
First Broadcast: 04/03/2012
India Correspondent Richard Lindell on India's 'right to information' laws.
First Broadcast: 04/03/2012
Sean Dorney returns to Papua New Guinea at a turbulent time in politics.
First Broadcast: 04/03/2012
Interview with Sri Mulyani, World Bank managing director and former Indonesian finance minister
First Broadcast: 26/02/2012
Bernadette Nunn reports on Singapore's role in medicine development
First Broadcast: 26/02/2012
Interview with Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia's Foreign Affairs Minister
First Broadcast: 26/02/2012
Kesha West reports on the lessons from Pakistan's devastating floods
First Broadcast: 19/02/2012
Pacific Correspondent Sean Dorney reports on the emergence of fake malaria medication.
First Broadcast: 19/02/2012
India Correspondent Richard Lindell reports on Rahul Gandi's campaign in Uttar Pradesh
First Broadcast: 19/02/2012
Kate Arnott reports on a year of political change in Burma.
First Broadcast: 19/02/2012
Interview with Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma.
First Broadcast: 12/02/2012
Kate Arnott reports on the efforts of the Tiny Toones
First Broadcast: 12/02/2012
Huey Fern Tay reports on the implication for China of North Korea's new regime.
First Broadcast: 12/02/2012
Peter Gotting reports on the push by casinos to attract the growing number of Chinese billionaires.
First Broadcast: 12/02/2012
Interview with Sujatha Singh, India's High Commissioner to Canberra
First Broadcast: 05/02/2012
Interview with Australia's Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
First Broadcast: 05/02/2012
Huey Fern Tay reports on the bid for Olympic glory for China's female boxers.
First Broadcast: 05/02/2012
Richard Lindell reports on the growing military and judical pressure on the Pakistan government


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