It is a commonplace that the past hundred years saw the ascent of the west, even that it was the "Am
How rapidly the press marginalises subjects such as the brutality of British colonialism and puts th
For six decades, India scorned consumerism. But a taste for luxury is flourishing in the new Delhi,
A lotus flower by any other name would smell as sweet, but not in China. In Beijing last week, I found a flat and adopted a name.
I am moving to the Chinese capital in September to set up a Channel 4 News bureau, and this was the first taste of my new life.
Traditions of arranged marriage and the old faith in communism are merging with consumer choice. Thi
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Brown sahibs love nothing better than to indulge their fancy for tearing each other apart with finge
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Modern technology is helping parents in Asia indulge in a hideous practice - killing off their girl
Seventy per cent of the world's Christmas decorations are produced in China, and many Chinese now view the festival as an unofficial holiday. On 25 December, in cities across the country, shopping malls are festooned with Christmas trees.
Planet of Slums
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East Timor's history is repeating itself as Jakarta colludes with the west to crush another resource
Mishima's Sword: travels in search of a samurai legend
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Just when it seemed it was all over for Marx, the Chinese Communist Party has had a spectacular chan
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Observations on immigration. By Dollan Cannell<br />
Indians have never had such choice. The hundreds of millions of electors can pick from an array of politicians whose appeal may be rooted in caste, communism, nationalism, language, occupation or region. Two hundred and thirty parties contested the most recent national elections.
The boom - The economy will overtake that of the US by roughly 2050: along with China, India will do