Asia Pacific

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Unions join call for Australian anti-slavery law to prevent profiting from forced labour, including in Xinjiang
Coalition facing growing pressure – including from own MPs – to join international efforts to curb modern slavery

Daniel Hurst

25, Jun, 2021 @3:14 AM

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The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s Apple Daily: gone but not forgotten | Editorial
Editorial: The outspoken tabloid’s closure is a chilling moment. But as Beijing silences dissent, the spirit of resistance endures


24, Jun, 2021 @5:29 PM

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The closure of Apple Daily marks the start of a sinister new era for Hong Kong | Louisa Lim
The days of a free and freewheeling press are over as China continues its attacks on any criticism of the regime, says author and lecturer Louisa Lim

Louisa Lim

24, Jun, 2021 @2:03 PM

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Japan’s emperor voices concern about Covid spread during Olympics
Naruhito said to be ‘extremely worried’ and shares widespread public unease over the Games

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

24, Jun, 2021 @11:02 AM

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Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, symbol of pro-democracy movement, to close
Tabloid founded by Jimmy Lai and targeted by police raid last week will print final edition on Thursday

Helen Davidson

23, Jun, 2021 @2:19 PM

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‘The blackest day’: Apple Daily’s demise comes as no surprise
Analysis: a palpable chill has run through the Hong Kong media, amid warnings about ‘fake news’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

23, Jun, 2021 @1:46 PM

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The Man Standing Next review – a thrilling scramble for political power in 70s South Korea
Based on a real 1979 military coup, this year’s Oscars submission from South Korea captivates with alliances, betrayals – and a climax worth waiting for

Leslie Felperin

23, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Australians have lost trust in Chinese government but don’t want to be dragged into war, poll finds
More people view China as a security threat than an economic partner, while US standing improves under Joe Biden, Lowy Institute survey suggests

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

22, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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UK foreign secretary urged to raise arrest of activists during Cambodia visit
Dominic Raab due to hold talks with Prak Sokhonn as part of efforts to expand diplomatic and trade ties in south-east Asia

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Jun, 2021 @4:02 PM

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China stepping up use of secret detention without trial, report warns
Rights activists say country has built one of world’s most far-ranging systems of forced disappearance

Emma Graham-Harrison

22, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Kim Jong-un’s sister dismisses hopes of US-North Korea nuclear talks
Kim Yo-jong’s intervention appears to have thwarted any prospects for early resumption of negotiations

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

22, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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China’s ambassador to the US to leave after eight years
Longest-serving envoy Cui Tiankai says relations between the countries ‘at a crossroads’

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Jun, 2021 @6:50 AM

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