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The Economist: Asia

  • Narendra Modi’s image factory

    Narendra Modi’s image factory

    The man, the meme, the Indian dreamFEW national leaders are as careful of their image as Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister. He is said to change clothes as often as four times a day, keeping harmony with the occasion. His favoured style is…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • Australia is kicking Kiwis out, and New Zealand is unhappy about it

    Australia is kicking Kiwis out, and New Zealand is unhappy about it

    NEW ZEALAND’S deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, knows how to stir the pot. In the midst of a diplomatic tiff with his country’s biggest and usually chummiest neighbour, he suggested that Australia was in need of a new flag. Its current on…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • Test-doctoring to keep Japanese women out of medical school

    Test-doctoring to keep Japanese women out of medical school

    JAPAN has made a lot of noise in recent years about demolishing the traditional view that women should stay at home while men go out to work. So it was shocking when, on August 7th, Tokyo Medical University, a prestigious medical school, confessed…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • Why Bangladeshi students held up traffic

    Why Bangladeshi students held up traffic

    “LOOK at the lanes!” exclaimed an astonished bystander from a bridge above one of Dhaka’s main roads. For a week a miraculous transformation settled upon the motorised anarchy for which the Bangladeshi capital is notorious. The streets…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • If one Bali is good, why not build ten?

    If one Bali is good, why not build ten?

    Not the Gili beach party some imaginedON AUGUST 6th the Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken for the second time in ten days. A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the tourist haven, razing buildings, shattering roads and cutting off electricity. A…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • A controversial register of citizens in north-east India

    A controversial register of citizens in north-east India

    Counting who counts and who doesn’tGIVEN the problem, it seemed a reasonable solution. The north-eastern state of Assam is among the most ethnically, linguistically, religiously and topographically mixed bits of India. It is also the most combu…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • Japan’s habits of overwork are hard to change

    Japan’s habits of overwork are hard to change

    YOSHIHISA AONO could be a model for Japanese executives. The offices of Cybozu, his software company, would appear staid were they in Palo Alto. But they are radical for central Tokyo, where each day waves of black-suited Stakhanovites make their…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • How will Imran Khan govern?

    How will Imran Khan govern?

    A WEEK after a general election rocked by suspicions of fraud, the dust is beginning to settle. It looks all but certain that Imran Khan, a former captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, will be sworn in as the country’s next prime minister. His p…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • Why the mayor of Seoul sleeps in a shack

    Why the mayor of Seoul sleeps in a shack

    “MY WIFE can barely contain her happiness,” Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, South Korea’s capital, wrote on his Facebook page on July 27th. The occasion for her ecstasy was that an electric fan had arrived in the household.In the circums…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • A bombing in the Philippines tells peacemakers to make haste

    A bombing in the Philippines tells peacemakers to make haste

    IT DID not take long for Islamic State (IS) to claim responsibility for a bomb on the island of Basilan, part of the southern region of Mindanao in the Philippines, that killed nine soldiers and civilian bystanders, along with the driver of the va…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 1:09pm -

WSJ: What's News Asia

  • new'One Crop in Seven Years': Drought Plagues Australia's Farmers
    A severe drought has gripped an area of Australia more than twice the size of Texas, turning normally fertile crop areas into dust bowls, draining water reserves and leaving wine-producing regions parched.
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:10pm -
  • newCryptocurrency Market Plumbs New Depths in 2018
    A broad investor retreat has pushed the market for digital currencies down 70% from its January high, reflecting user frustration over their modest inroads into commerce and a general shakeout in speculative investments.
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:36pm -
  • newAfghan City Gauges Toll After Taliban Siege
    Residents of a strategic Afghan city began emerging hesitantly from their hiding places on Tuesday to assess the human and physical cost from four days of fierce fighting between Taliban insurgents and government forces.
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:56pm -
  • newTurkey Shifts Closer to Russia
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey stepped up his attacks on the U.S. on Tuesday, calling for a boycott of Apple Inc.’s iPhones and other U.S. electronic goods, while his foreign minister joined his Russian counterpart in criticizing Western…
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:25pm -
  • newA Comic Raises a Serious Question: Is Japan Ready to Use Military Force?
    A series of cartoon novels has sold more than three million copies by presenting a plausible tale of Japan’s military future: a confrontation with China that forces Tokyo to depart from its strictly defensive military posture.
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:01pm -
  • newMissed Bond Payment Stirs Chinese Debt Fears
    A missed bond payment by a quasi-military organization in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is fueling fresh concerns about China’s ability to shoulder its massive debt.
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 8:54pm -
  • newKroger to Sell Groceries on Alibaba Site in China
    Kroger will sell its products in China on an e-commerce site owned by Alibaba Group, the grocer’s first foray into foreign sales amid a broader push into online retail.
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 8:17pm -

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