Asia Pacific

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Gentle, respectful, humble: how non-Māori can help revitalise te reo
Māori say European New Zealanders should come ‘from a place of respect’ towards a language their ancestors suppressed

Philip McKibbin

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai and his media empire face uncertain future
Analysis: Tycoon and pro-democracy activist’s 14-month jail sentence is only the start of his problems

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

16, Apr, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months
Media mogul Jimmy Lai and veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan each sentenced to 14 months over protests

Helen Davidson in Taipei

16, Apr, 2021 @1:16 PM

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in Ryūichi Hiroki’s adaptation of cult manga series

Phuong Le

16, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘I won’t give up’: four of the politicians and activists sentenced in Hong Kong
Martin Lee, Margaret Ng, Lee Cheuk-yan and Jimmy Lai have been jailed or received suspended sentences

Helen Davidson in Taipei

16, Apr, 2021 @9:59 AM

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‘Only in New Zealand!’: Relics found in coffee jars in rubble of Christchurch cathedral
The relics – purported to be bones of saints – were found buried in rubble of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes

Tess McClure in Auckland

16, Apr, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master review – stylish martial arts potboiler
Li Liming’s film takes itself a bit too seriously, but fight fans will enjoy the nifty and inventive combat scenes

Leslie Felperin

16, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation
Proposals include making sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegal

Tess McClure in Auckland

16, Apr, 2021 @2:27 AM

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Australian defence chief says war between China and Taiwan would be ‘disastrous’
General Angus Campbell says future of China and Taiwan must be resolved peacefully

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @10:17 PM

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Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say
Axing of four subjects in 2021 a ‘crisis’ that will disadvantage businesses in the future, says president of Asian Studies Association of Australia

Naaman Zhou

15, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump
‘Little Mr Tritium’ was meant to help win support for release of contaminated water into sea

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Apr, 2021 @9:56 AM

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World at risk of ‘great polarisation’, Scott Morrison tells Indian forum
Democracy and liberal norms are ‘under assault’, the Australian prime minister tells the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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