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    A rare victory for #MeToo in Japan

    Fukuda has lost interest in reportersWHEN a female reporter for TV Asahi told Shukan Shincho, a magazine, that Junichi Fukuda, the finance ministry’s top bureaucrat, had repeatedly sexually harassed her,…

    Kazakhstan’s government squelches the least hint of dissent

    TO THE untrained eye, the activity looked innocent enough. Patriotic Kazakhs marked a public holiday in March by displaying balloons of the same turquoise colour as the national flag. The…

    Women could make Asia rich

    “WOMEN hold up half the sky,” Mao Zedong used to say, when not harassing peasant girls. They also hold up 41% of China’s GDP, the biggest share in the Asia-Pacific…

    A series of grotesque rapes infuriates Indians—again

    The noose is not the answerON APRIL 25th a court in the city of Jodhpur sentenced a 77-year-old religious leader known as Asaram Bapu to life imprisonment for the rape…

    China and India are trying to get along better

    DRAGONS are lithe and prickly and cunning. When excited they breathe fire. Elephants are tubby, lumbering and shy. They never forget a slight, and when angered grow fierce and implacable.…

    North Korea’s despot has one goal: survival

    ADMIT it. The world’s commentators, Banyan included, have underestimated North Korea’s leader. Kim Jong Un was preparing this week to meet South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, on the southern side…

    Making sure Trump doesn’t sell the farm in Kim summit

    As President Trump prepares for a likely summit with President Kim Jong-un of North Korea and as the latter continues his nation’s charm offensive that includes a promise to stop nuclear and…

    Unpacking the unthinkable: Experts discuss North Korea scenarios

    What are North Korea’s strategic intentions? And what would be the costs of a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy were to fail? These and related issues were…

    Mapping out elections for victory

    Electoral changes recently rammed through parliament can mean winning power at GE14 with just 16.5% of the popular vote. But would such elections confer the legitimacy to rule?

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    New Significance to Resumed India-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

    The two countries are working to put the Doklam standoff behind them, but, for a more meaningful economic relationship to develop, China will need to address a number of Indian…

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