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For the past two weeks the 2014 Asian Games have fueled sports discussions in the region. As they come to a close one question comes to mind: Were they worth it? It’s one conversation taking place in Asia… now.

ASIA NOW: The Asia Games – Were they worth it?

The Asian Games officially kicked off their 17th incarnation on September 19th. Some 15,000 athletes from 45 nations have participated in the games, including members from North Korea. For the…

Hong Kong celebrate’s China’s National Day by setting an ultimatum for HK’s Chief Executive & RAND Corporation’s Scott Harold discusses the likelihood PLA troops being used. Indonesia also takes up the cause to preserve democracy.

TAB: Hong Kong’s Democratic Ultimatum and Indonesia’s Fight for Democracy

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Occupy Central in Hong Kong continues, as the island celebrates China’s National Day. A gag order has…

Today's Asia Brief includes updates on Occupy Central's protest in Hong Kong, rescue efforts on Japan's Mt. Ontake, and start of PhiBlex.

TAB: Occupy Central Continues, Bodies Recovered From Japanese Volcano, PhiBlex Begins

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Tens of thousands of Occupy Central protesters continue to cripple Hong Kong, digging in deeper and fortifying…

Today's Asia Brief includes updates on democracy protests in Hong Kong, the fate of hikers stranded on Japan's Ontake Volcano, and ISIS in Malaysia.

TAB: Hong Kong Protests, Ontake Erupts, and ISIS in Malaysia

Good morning. It’s Monday, September 29, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy rally heated up over the weekend as thousands took to the streets. Even breaking…

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Boots In Seoul: Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Stream in HDR

Saturday, Jo and I ventured into Seoul to test out her new camera. Our destination was none other than Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon stream. It’s a wonderful waterway that stretches for nearly…

Asian businesses heat up the markets, Japan pumps up regional diplomacy, and China once more hacks the US. These stories and more are on the September 26th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: China Hacks The US, Powerful Asian Business, and more

This week on the Asia News Weekly Podcast, host Steve Miller speaks with RAND Corporation associate political scientist Scott Harold about recent cyber attacks in the United States made by…

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THE ASIA BRIEF: 9.25.14

It’s Thursday, September 25, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. The held Valiant Shield in the western Pacific. A massive military exercise aimed at disrupting enemy movement. As the…

Japan calls them Senkaku. China says they’re the Diaoyu and belong to them. Who has the better claim? This territorial conflict is one conversation taking place in Asia… now.

ASIA NOW: Senkaku or Diaoyu? Who Has The Better Claim?

Japan’s strained relationship dates with its neighbors back long before the start of the Second War. In addition to accusations that Japan whitewashes history and doesn’t show signs of remorse…

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The Asia Brief: Sept. 24, 2014

It’s Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in New York to attend United Nations General Assembly’s annual meeting. It’s expected…

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THE ASIA BRIEF: 9.23.14

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Reports surfaced on Monday that two people were killed and several injured at several locations in China’s embattled Xinjiang…