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VOA’s Asia Weekly brings you news, commentary, and analysis of some of the region’s biggest stories. Host Steve Miller goes beyond the headlines, speaking with regional experts and correspondents to uncover what’s really happening and place events into context.
||CleanHow does China's soft power affect ASEAN cohesion? - VOA Asia Weekly - July 22, 2016||There’s no forthcoming ASEAN statement critical of China’s activities in the South China Sea after member state Cambodia dissents. Was Cambodia’s decision influenced by pledges of aid from Beijing? And what does this say about ASEAN’s worth to the smaller countries of the region in containing their powerful neighbor? The Milken Institute’s Curtis S Chin and RAND Corporation’s Scott Harold share their analysis.||22/7/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|
||CleanWhy do honor killings persist? - VOA Asia Weekly - July 21, 2016||Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death at the hands of her own brother, in what he calls an honor killing. What factors led to this and will the death of this social media star end the deadly practice? Human Rights Watch’s Saroop Ijaz and Express Law’s Salman Abid share their insights and research on the issue.||21/7/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|
||CleanDoes North Korea Create Palpable Fear in the South? - VOA Asia Weekly - July 16, 2016||North Korea has launched a submarine-based missile and satellite imagery indicates renewed activity near its nuclear testing facility. With these developments in mind, The United States announced it would deploy THAAD - a high missile defense shield - in South Korea to counter Pyongyang’s provocative actions. But are those living in Seoul concerned for their safety as Kim Jong Un continues to rattle his saber?||16/7/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|
||CleanDespite Ruling, China forges Ahead in South China Sea - VOA Asia Weekly - July 15, 2016||The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has ruled against Beijing, but China signals it will ignore the ruling. What’s next for the region as the Asian powerhouse talks of using military force to defend its recently invalidated claim to much of the South China Sea? The Diplomat’s Franz-Stefan Gady discusses new Chinese military assets headed for the region.||15/7/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|
||CleanConcerns grow following Bangladesh terrorist attacks - VOA Asia Weekly - July 07, 2016||Deadly attacks in Bangladesh follow a government sweep of 12,000. Do authorities have a handle on a problem that has now claimed victims from around the globe? The Permanent Court of Arbitration has set aside Tuesday, July 12th as the date it will announce its decision on the Philippines case against China. What could we see? Plus why do companies continue doing business in China when their intellectual property is often pilfered?||7/7/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|
||CleanSex crimes in South Korea highlight fears - VOA Asia Weekly - June 30, 2016||South Korea is often held up as an example of lightening-quick growth in Asia, but a recent murder in Seoul has many talking about a darker side of its society. Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office has stopped communicating with the government across the strait. What’s next for Beijing and Taipei? After a week of market volatility, what does all the BREXIT mess mean?||30/6/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|
||CleanIs China’s One Country, Two Systems broken? - VOA Asia Weekly - June 23, 2016||It’s called “One Country, Two Systems.” A principle outlined by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping that put forward the idea of one China, but special regions could be also be set up and administered separately. Last week, Lam Wing-kee, said that he was abducted while on the mainland, and another of the five, Lee Bo, was taken from Hong Kong.This week VOA’s Steve Miller speaks to Demosisto party Chair Nathan Law, Hong Kong Democratic Party Chair Emily Lau, and Stratfor’s Thomas Vien.||23/6/2016||Gratis||Ver en iTunes|