When Tahmima Anam went home to Dhaka to cast her vote in the now-postponed election, she found a nat
A change of rules means foreign journalists can now travel in China without seeking permission
Carl Wilkinson made a journey to meet the Karen tribes of Burma - and found them in Thailand
Can a condom bar raise awareness about HIV in India?
Taken from the New Statesman archive, 16 July 1938
Aiqin Lin was an illegal immigrant. Now she is the star of a powerful new film
China is too busy making money to start wars
The descendants of Arab traders who brought Islam to China are re-establishing traditions
...and for 2007 we make our own nomination... <strong>Pan Yue</strong>
The four men in the lorry cab drove us before them on the narrow causeway like a flock of sheep. We
China holds its first human rights exhibition but the public may not enter
China can't get enough of our Premiership, writes Hunter Davies, a hit there himself
A report on the fastest growing car market in the world
The Taliban and the insurgency are not Afghanistan's worst problems. The country is now ruled by a n
New Statesman political editor Martin Bright highlights violence that has claimed dozens of lives in
The strange story of the last remaining Jewish men to live in Kabul
Why go to the theatre during a nuclear crisis? Mark Brown found out at a South Korean festival
The Philippines is a Catholic country but it is bound by superstitious beliefs
African leaders left Beijing smiling like crocodiles, as workmen started to pull down the posters of giraffes, elephants and flamingoes that had replaced advertising hoardings all over the Chinese capital. Never before have they been fêted as they were at the China-Africa summit last week.
Idyllic antiquity provides a spectacular backdrop to modernising China, finds Kenneth O Morgan
<strong>In the Line of Fire: a memoir</strong>
Pervez Musharraf <em>Simon & Schuster, 352pp, £18.
The other Sunday, I watched the Beijing police beating a group of pensioners. Some retired professors were trying to protest about electricity transformers for the new Olympic Park being sited just outside their block of flats, but the authorities here cannot tolerate even geriatric dissent.
<strong>The Last Mughal: the fall of a dynasty (Delhi, 1857)</strong>
William Dalrymple <em>Blooms
You Must Like Cricket? Memoirs of an Indian cricket fan
Soumya Bhattacharya <em>Yellow Jersey Pres
<strong>Into the Abyss: explorers on the edge of survival</strong>
Benedict Allen <em>Faber & Fabe
Dervla Murphy finds love, God and strong beer on the coal-fuelled train to Russia's furthest corner
Martin Bell on Nguyen Vu Binh
A Vietnamese cyber dissident is imprisoned by a government determin
Founded in 1946, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) has been in power ever since the Federation of Malaya achieved independence in 1957.
<strong>The Idea of India</strong>
Sunil Khilnani <em>Penguin Books, 304pp, £10.99</em>