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08 April 2013
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with China President Xi Jinping. Photo courtesy of the Prime Minister's office.

Chinese connections good for regional peace

China’s pledge to take its relationship with Australia to “a new level” a positive step towards regional stability.

08 April 2013
A US aircraft carrier enters port in Busan, South Korea. Photo by US Army Korea on flickr.

Into the Dragon’s lair

As Prime Minister Julia Gillard visits Beijing, American foreign policy specialist ROBERT S ROSS suggests Australia should be urging the United States to back off from China.

08 April 2013
Traditional medicines could be subject to Western norms under the TPP. Photo by US Army Korea on flickr.

Growing market access shouldn’t cost intelligence

Increasing access to international markets should not come at the cost of strengthened and overly restrictive intellectual property rights, writes SHIRO ARMSTRONG.

08 April 2013
Rice is used to curry favour with Indonesian voters. Photo by Great British Chefs on flickr.

Vote buying prevalent in Indonesia and the Pacific

New research shows that exchanging money and goods for people's votes is rife in the Pacific and Indonesia.

05 April 2013
Yeni, a lowly kiosk owner, who is agitating to have the Police who shot her brother Yusli brought to trial .

Documentary captures life on the criminal fringes of Jakarta

Every day crime and punishment in Jakarta subject of a powerful, new documentary.

05 April 2013
A young Burmese monk reads a newspaper. Photo by Dietmar Temps on flickr.

Free press hits Myanmar’s streets

With daily papers hitting the streets for the first time in 50 years, Myanmar still needs to work on press freedom.

04 April 2013
Trevor Wilson. Photo by Jimmy Walsh.

Journey man

In a diplomatic and academic career spanning decades, Trevor Wilson has witnessed some of the biggest developments in our region, writes BELINDA CRANSTON.

03 April 2013
Should we have annual football fixture between Australia and Indonesia? Image by simply01 on flickr?

Doing business with Asia no numbers game

Australian businesses may be lagging behind when it comes to speaking the region's languages, but that doesn’t mean introducing Asia-experienced boardroom quotas is the answer, writes TALAL YASSINE.

03 April 2013
A family stays at Siem Reap's Angkor Children's Hospital. Photo by Belinda Lawton.

Healthcare for the helpless

Not-for-profits the best hope for healthcare in developing countries, writes BELINDA THOMPSON.

03 April 2013

See no evil

The Internet is opening the world's eyes to violence against Myanamar’s Rohingya, writes SARAH LOGAN.

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