Hong Kong Sets Out to Furl the Umbrella

Feckless government, a leaderless protest movement spell continuing trouble


Can Jokowi Tame Indonesia's Forestry Ministry?

Powerful and notoriously corrupt, the agency oversees most of Indonesia’s land area and is overdue for change


Love For Sale in India

One woman’s story of enslavement in the sex industry

Indonesia’s Jokowi Benefits from Golkar Turmoil

Coal Magnate Bakrie could lose the chair of biggest opposition party

Malaysia’s Najib Under Fire at AGM

No open rebellion, but Prime Minister faces a rebellion over Malay privilege

Japan’s Election Without a Cause

Mandate needed by PM Abe to refill quiver, find third arrow

Hong Kong Property Hits the Stratosphere

Residential property is now 15x family income,but no end in sight, report says

Grim Anniversary for Shocking Filipino Media Massacre

Five years later, justice delayed is justice denied for massive Mindanao attack

Thailand Junta Not Wearing Well

Growing frustration greets Prayuth and his generals even if real defiance is still impossible

South Korea’s Press: The Illusion of Freedom

Intricate web of connections, a frowning government, keep a tight leash on reporting

Trade and Transfats in the Pacific

Imported foods are bringing dietary disaster to the islands of the South Pacific