Archive: Asia Digest

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2020

  • 5 August 2020
    Singapore and COVID, and business gears up for APEC 2021
  • 29 July 2020
    The Chinese community's questions for Collins, China and the CPTPP, and diplomacy during COVID
  • 22 July 2020
    Nepal's 'Enough is enough' movement, Asian meat-consumption trends, and NZ's Malaysian esports rep
  • 13 July 2020
    The death of Seoul's mayor and pandemic struggles in the Philippines and Pakistan
  • 8 July 2020
    Hong Kong's new era, Paul Henare on coaching basketball during COVID-19, and business in a trade war
  • 1 July 2020
    Japan's debate on monuments, a Kiwi taekwondo star, experts on the APEC 2021 shift, and more
  • 24 June 2020
    Experts on Perceptions of Asia report, the India-China rivalry, and Kiwi esports in Asia
  • 17 June 2020
    Hong Kong's dark days continue, migrant workers in Singapore, and NZ video games in Asia
  • 10 June 2020
    Cybercrime in Asia, SS Ventnor links Māori and Chinese, and commemorating Tiananmen Square
  • 3 June 2020
    Hong Kong’s history of tension, Asian tourism in NZ, and business in a trade war 
  • 27 May 2020 
    China moves on Hong Kong, a Kiwi on his cafes in Asia, and baseball in Japan
  • 20 May 2020
    New Zealand's Quad question, rugby in Japan, and heading home in a pandemic
  • 13 May 2020
    Why COVID-19 is my Morpheus; Taiwan's COVID-19 response; and China's 'twin meetings' 
  • 6 May 2020
    Taiwan: Lessons learned from SARS, a Kiwi CEO in Vietnam, and 'Policy Watch', the global portal for COVID policy
  • 29 April 2020
    Business confidence in Asia, China and the COVID-19 backlash, and lockdown in Singapore
  • 22 April 2020
    Kim Jong Un health rumours, COVID-19 in Thailand and Jakarta, and religion in a pandemic
  • 15 April 2020
    COVID-19 in Bali, Thailand's chocolate industry, and New Zealand's growing diversity
  • 8 April 2020
    COVID-19 in Hong Kong, New Zealand lobster exports to China, and privacy in a pandemic
  • 1 April 2020
    Tokyo's Olympic debate and Kiwis on the ground in Asia during COVID-19
  • 24 March 2020
    A view of COVID-19 from Taiwan; inside a refugee camp in Bangladesh
  • 17 March 2020
    Asia's management of COVID-19 and agri-tech in India
  • Special edition: 13 March 2020
    Asia Digest special edition: A year on from March 15
  • 10 March 2020
    Migrant communities fight COVID-19, Christchurch's legacy of hope, and new morality in Indonesia
  • 3 March 2020
    COVID-19 hits supply chains, Japan's "China Dilemma", and the plight of the Rohingya
  • 25 February 2020
    Power shifts in the Asia-Pacific; COVID-19 around the globe; and the Indian-owned dairy
  • 18 February 2020
    Impact of COVID-19 on international students; reading between the lines in China
  • 11 February 2020
    WeChat and novel coronavirus, Thailand's mass shooting - and new Asia Media Centre staff
  • 4 February 2020
    Chinese language media coverage in NZ
  • 28 January 2020
    Asia reacts to the spread of novel coronavirus
  • 21 January 2020
    China's new coronavirus, an NZ expert on Chinese orphanages, NZ hotels adapting to Asian tourists
  • 14 January 2020
    Taiwan elections, media travel grant deadlines for 2020

2019

  • 15 October 2019
    Return to Timor Leste; Look west to India, businesses told
  • 27 August 2019
    Indonesia's #MeToo movement, David Brophy Q&A, what's happening in September
  • 20 August 2019
    Hong Kong protests, Kiwis clearing landmines in Cambodia, John Gerritsen report
  • 13 August 2019
    Jean Lee, Robert Kelly, why South Korea is boycotting Japan, Kashmir
  • 6 August 2019
    Japan expert Sheila Smith, the Philippines under Duterte, Tao Lin Q&A
  • 30 July 2019
    China's defence white paper, what's happening in August, Dean Brettschneider
  • 23 July 2019
    Asian films at NZIFF, Rugby World Cup, Japan-South Korea tensions
  • 16 July 2019
    Japan's Upper House election, Perceptions of Asia, Thomas Heaton Q&A
  • 9 July 2019
    Asia's most expensive cities for expats, Tuck Shop Pies, NZ film industry
  • 2 July 2019
    Hong Kong handover anniversary, Japan resumes whaling, Alex Sigley
  • 25 June 2019
    China-Canada dispute, Kiwi kai in Bangkok, India's booming population
  • 18 June 2019
    Hong Kong anti-extradition protests
  • 11 June 2019
    Q&A with Anna Fifield, Mekong region, Kiwi coffee chain taking over Asia
  • 4 June 2019
    Political spectrums in Asia, Tiananmen Square, Kiwis sports stars in Asia
  • 28 May 2019
    Tiananmen Square anniversary, Sejong City, guide to Asian names
  • 21 May 2019
    Kiwis doing business in Japan, Indian general election, Singapore's fake news law
  • 14 May 2019
    10 years since Sri Lanka's civil war, 5G in Vietnam, how China views New Zealand
  • 7 May 2019
    Tips for reporting Islam, Filipinos in NZ, death by overwork in the Indonesian election
  • 30 April 2019
    New era for Japan-NZ relations, Thailand coronation ceremony, what's happening in May
  • 23 April 2019
    Sri Lanka attacks, ethical fashion, Japan's new emperor Naruhito
  • 16 April 2019
    Indonesian election, Moka Lashes, India's view on climate change
  • 9 April 2019
    Kiwi lawyer in Japan, Songkran in Thailand, Brunei's new penal code
  • 2 April 2019
    Japan's new era name, China tech terms, what's happening in April
  • 26 March 2019
    Singapore retail, Trump and Kim's nuclear negotiations, India's big election
  • 19 March 2019
    Christchurch terror attack, Tokyo Cheapo, Thai election
  • 12 March 2019
    China's year of anniversaries, Alan Bollard Q&A, Mandarin Language Assistants
  • 5 March 2019
    Māori and Asian cultural connections, education in India, immigration in Japan
  • 26 February 2019
    New Zealand's only rakugo artist, March 1st Movement, Philippines Q&A 
  • 19 February 2019
    NZ-China coverage, Kiwi bioarchaeologists in China, Twitter
  • 12 February 2019
    Thailand political drama, Valentine's Day in Asia, Jefferson Fellowship
  • 4 February 2019
    PRC funding, Japan-based kapa haka group, media opportunity
  • 18 January 2019
    Looking ahead, summer stories

2018 

  • 14 December 2018
    Year in review, Asia holidays, China-NZ Year of Tourism
  • 30 November 2018
    Huawei ban, Moon Jae-in’s state visit, China-India ties
  • 16 November 2018 
    Summit season, Sri Lanka power struggle, Pakistan political woes
  • 2 November 2018 
    Disaster preparedness, Rohingya crisis, debate around 5G
  • 12 October 2018
    Arts collective, reporter’s DPRK experience, travel grants
  • 28 September 2018 
    Trade war, media opportunity, NZ Chinese Language Week
  • 14 September 2018
    Asian-Kiwi arts hui, India’s Pacific ties, China trade 
  • 31 August 2018
    China’s gaming industry, Asian-Kiwi stars, Filipinos in Christchurch 
  • 17 August 2018
    Asian Games, Belt and Road paper, Multicultural Times
  • 3 August 2018
    Imran Khan, K-pop fan scene in New Zealand, media opportunity 
  • 20 July 2018
    Protest in Wellington, job opportunity, Pakistan elections 
  • 22 June 2018 
    First Baby, rules-based trade system, Japanese war brides
  • 8 June 2018 
    Trump-Kim summit, Shangri-La Dialogue, filming in North Korea
  • 1 June 2018 
    NZ perceptions of Asia, India business tips, journalism conference
  • 18 May 2018 
    Mahathir Mohamad, journalism opportunity, AMC survey
  • 4 May 2018 
    Press freedom around Asia, Modi-Xi meeting, inter-Korean summit
  • 19 April 2018 
    Belt and Road explainer, Thai election overview, journalism conference roundup
  • 5 April 2018 
    Mu Sochua in NZ, Indonesia and Vietnam state visits, media travel grants
  • 21 March 2018 
    Duterte, Vietnam business tips, top issues Indonesians care about
  • 15 March 2018 
    Jokowi fact-sheet, diversity in Indonesia, misconceptions about Indonesia 
  • 9 March 2018 
    Vietnamese PM in NZ, perceptions of Vietnam, Vietnam business tips
  • 8 March 2018
    PRC constitutional changes, Jefferson Fellowship, NZ-China police co-operation 
  • 22 February 2018 
    AMC event recap, interview opportunities, ethnic minority media 
  • 8 February 2018 
    PyeongChang Olympics, journalism opportunity, NZ-Japan rugby ties 
  • 22 January 2018 
    Asia issues in 2018, second-language learning, diversity in NZ film 

2017

  • 19 December 2017 
    Christmas in Asia, myths about North Korea, CCP influence 
  • 6 December 2017 
    Internet freedom in Asia, tech innovation in Southeast Asia , Thailand travel tips 
  • 22 November 2017 
    Rohingya crisis, the Indo-Pacific, Kiwi-Asian children 
  • 7 November 2017 
    APEC, tech sector in Vietnam, New Zealand-China relations 
  • 30 October 2017 
    How Asia has changed, CCP congress, Asian-language learning in schools 
  • 26 September 2017 
    NZ political parties on Asia, Chinese business values, cosplay mania in NZ 
  • 12 September 2017 
    North Korea, Cambodia’s democracy challenges, Sino-India rivalry revived