Indonesia steps up anti-corruption measures

June 18, 2009

The former deputy governor of Bank Indonesia -- and brother-in-law of President SBY -- has been sentenced to 4½ years jail for corruption. It's a sign that Indonesia is taking graft seriously.

Green Dam takes China’s net censorship to scary new level

June 18, 2009

The Chinese government announced a new initiative to include software on ever PC sold in China that blocks porn. But problems with the software range from the silly to the absolutely terrifying.

China’s long, gay march

June 16, 2009

Shanghai played host to China's first ever Gay Pride Festival last week, featuring films, panels, and drag shows -- but no parade. You can now be gay in China, but you still can't be political.

Inside North Korea’s gulags

June 12, 2009

More than 500,000 people may have perished in Pyongyang's labour camps since they were established in the 1970s, with prisoners enduring beatings, forced abortions, infanticide, rape, torture and public executions.

The Six-Party dream is over

June 11, 2009

Having cajoled Pyongyang back to the table and extracted a commitment to phased nuclear disarmament, the Six-Party talks always seemed promising. No longer, writes the Lowy Institute's Raoul Heinrichs.

Kicking anti-Chinese sentiment in the Pacific

June 10, 2009

Last month saw race riots targeting Asian business owners ignite across PNG -- is the anti-China chant fast becoming an issue throughout the Pacific?

Who will be Tibet’s next Dalai Lama?

June 8, 2009

As the current Dalai Lama grows older, the question of just how the next Tibetan Buddhist leader will be chosen is growing more complicated.

Two symptoms, one cause: Indians’ battle for education

June 8, 2009

Two apparently unconnected events have shocked us: brutal attacks on Indian students in Australia and medical colleges auctioning 'seats' to the highest bidder. There's a common link, argues Shankar Raghuraman.

Tiananmen Square revisited: a Crikey history wrap

June 4, 2009 2

Twenty years ago today tanks drove across Tiananmen Square and crushed a student rebellion in China, Crikey resurrects the news archives.

China’s fight for freedom, twenty years on

June 4, 2009

China will one day have to deal with Tiananmen, but it's impossible to say how long that might take.