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Asia Briefing

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Each month a team of reporters and editors take an in-depth look at a country or region in Asia. Joining them, our correspondents provide on-the-ground context to major developments and ongoing issues.

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Elections in Thailand and Indonesia, and the resurgence of measles in Southeast Asia

9 Apr 2019

Analysing the recent Thai election result, assessing the players and politics driving the Indonesian election, and a look at the Southeast Asian factors behind the recent measles outbreak

35:52

What next for North Korea, Vietnam’s trade, tech and tourism transformation?

12 Mar 2019

We discuss what comes next after the failure of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, look at Vietnam’s economic windfall from the US-China trade war, and analyse the huge South Korean tourism trade and its push to become the Silicon Valley of South East Asia

44:04

Thai election analysis and the Russian gentrification of Pattaya

16 Feb 2019

Analysis of the upcoming Thai elections after a week of tumultuous headlines; revelations of another side of the notorious district of Pattaya as Russian migrants move in.

34:47

Philippines deep dive

18 Jan 2019

Three of the most impactful and important stories from the Philippines: life after vicious armed conflict, a social media furore provoked by a beauty pageant and the ongoing struggle for a free press in one of the most dangerous countries for journalists.

37:26