Asia Brief Broadcast, Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Nikolaus in der Tschechischen Republik: Glück für die Guten, Kohlen für die Bösen

In der Tschechischen Republik feierten die Menschen den 6. Dezember, den Nikolaustag, auf besondere Art: Einige verkleideten sich als der fröhliche, alte Heilige… andere wiederum als Dämonen oder... Mehr»

Italy Reflects on Prime Minister Attack

Pictures of Silvio Berlusconi’s bloodied face gazed out of the front pages of the Italian newspapers. The attack on the 73-year-old prime minister has prompted a great deal of soul … Mehr»

Market Report – Asia Eyes U.S. Fed

Asian stocks wavered as investors turned cautious ahead of a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Markets expect the Fed to pledge to maintain very low rates for an extended … Mehr»

China: Prominent Chinese Democracy Advocate Indicted for Subversion

A year after being detained, leading Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been formally charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” A long time dissident, the 53-year-old writer was arrested... Mehr»

Sun TV Signal Blocked in Mainland China

In its latest move in a campaign of media crackdown the Chinese Communist Party—or CCP—has blocked the broadcast signal of Hong Kong-based Sun TV. Starting December 5, Sun TV headquarters … Mehr»

World News Broadcast, Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Asia Brief Broadcast, Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Chinese Authorities Hindering Search of Missing Children

“Search for missing son. Selling assets to offer 100,000 yuan reward.” This sign outside a small cell phone store in Shenzhen, southern Guangdong Province is a plea from a desperate … Mehr»

Tödliche Grubenexplosion in China trotz Sicherheitswarnungen

Die Explosion in der Xinxing Kohlemine in der Stadt Hegang am 21. November war das tödlichste Grubenunglück seit vier Jahren. Nun bleibt die Frage offen, ob nicht doch über 100 … Mehr»

World News Broadcast, Monday, December 14, 2009

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Asia Brief Broadcast, Monday, December 14, 2009

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Market Report – Weaker Yen Boosts Markets

In today’s market report… a weaker yen boosted Asian shares on hopes of a global economic recovery. The Nikkei advanced broadly as the yen edged lower against the U.S. dollar, … Mehr»

Chinese Face Mask Changing Remains a Secret

He Hongqing is China’s fastest performer of face mask changing, a dazzling display of gesture and trickery that forms an important part of traditional Sichuan Opera. The 45-year-old artist makes... Mehr»

Brussels: Greenpeace Protesters Demand Deeper Cuts

Environmental Greenpeace activists attempted to hijack the arrival of European Union leaders at the Brussels summit on Thursday. They are demanding a deeper cut in carbon emissions. [Mark Breddy,... Mehr»

China: Three Men Arrested for Melamine-Tainted Milk Scandal—Shaanxi

Chinese authorities arrested the general manager of Shaanxi Jinqiao Diary Company, Liu Ping and two of the company’s employees, Miao Wenjun and Lu Xiaoqiang on December 2—suspected of producing... Mehr»

World News Broadcast, Friday, December 11, 2009

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Asia Brief Broadcast, Friday, December 11, 2009

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Germany: Chocolate Maker Big on Father Christmas

A small German confectioner is going big this Christmas, selling giant chocolate Santas during the advent period. Felicitas Confectioner in the eastern German town of Hornow made three-foot-high... Mehr»

World News Broadcast, Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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