One year on from the pro-democracy protests that brought Hong Kong to a standstill, organisers admit that China’s Communist leadership shows no sign of budging on reform, but a spark could reignite the movement.
Taiwan’s ailing former president Chen Shui-bian has been freed from prison on medical parole after serving six years of a 20-year sentence for corruption during his presidency.
By Nic Mclellan. Originally posted in Overland, Spring 2013
2002–Does the closure of Asiaweek, the region’s leading news weekly spell the end of its vision? Since its lightning closure, this is the first time a senior staffer publicly writes about it.
Indonesia is facing several weeks of economic uncertainty and a set of potentially damaging price increases to the president’s re-election campaign next year.
China’s economy is experiencing unprecedented growth as a whole and there’s a growing number of individuals who are entering the lists of the world’s rich – and even super rich. In their annual China Rich List, now in it’s tenth year tracking the people captaining the Chinese economy, Hurun Report has unearthed some truly stunning … Continue reading “China rich list rising in boom”
Now for a look at a very Australian dish which has its foundations in Canton.
In July of 2003, the government of the SOLOMON ISLANDS sent out a call for help in policing their nation, which continued to be wracked with corruption and civil conflict. PACIFIC-region foreign ministers backed a multinational force, and an Australian-led peacekeeping force was deployed, aiming to restore order and disarm the militant groups. The arrival … Continue reading “Solomons unrest feature”
With music mixing as easy as logging on to a website and typing on a keyboard, everyone is getting into the act There was a time when music’s cutting edge was all about jamming. Performers would gather in a room and just play, picking up on one another’s riffs and rhythms, on the moods and … Continue reading “The Sounds of Science”
When body surfing, stage diving and head banging came to Hong Kong.