World view - Lindsey Hilsum buys a dress that's too cheap
By Lindsey Hilsum - 30 May 13:00

My sparkly pumps and cotton dress were cheap and won't last, but they are part of a "Chinese tsunami

Mark Thomas compares the UK to Kimberley Quinn
By Mark Thomas - 23 May 13:00

Despite the odd murmur about human rights, Britain remains the Kimberley Quinn of torturers and desp

Long hair, new ways
By David Wall - 16 May 13:00

Observations on North Korea

Our man in Blackburn
By Paul Routledge - 28 March 13:00

Paul Routledge meets the ex-ambassador who wants to bring down the Foreign Secretary

Inside Islam's ''terror schools''
By William Dalrymple - 28 March 13:00

Madrasas are Islamic colleges accused by the US of incubating terrorism and the attacks of 9/11. Fro

The future is to follow China
By Moeletsi Mbeki - 14 March 12:00

Africa special: trade - Foreign-owned companies operating in Africa and the rural poor are victims o

How Korea became cool
By Victoria James - 07 March 12:00

Observations on eastern fashions

The spice traders' tale
By Sejal Mandalia - 07 March 12:00

Observations on adulterated food

Always someone else's fault
By Sejal Mandalia - 28 February 12:00

Observations on HIV (2)

John Pilger finds our children learning lies
By John Pilger - 21 February 12:00

In our schools, children learn that the US fought the Vietnam war against a "communist threat" to "u

A fine example for the Tories
By Elizabeth Ingrams - 21 February 12:00

Observations on Japan and refugees

Where Bin Laden can still roam free
By Shiv Malik - 21 February 12:00

Reporting from the tribal areas of Pakistan, Shiv Malik finds that opium is openly traded, gunshops

It's new Labour, Delhi-style
By Sarah Bancroft - 31 January 12:00

Observations on India

How the west followed Bin Laden's script
By Staff blogger - 24 January 12:00

The world, it was said, had changed for ever after 11 September 2001. Since 1945, international conflicts had had only a limited effect on western homelands, particularly the American homeland.

John Pilger denounces EU appeasement of Burma
By John Pilger - 24 January 12:00

With an eye to its vast Asian market, Europe promotes human rights when the price is right. In Burma

World view - Lindsey Hilsum glimpses the Next World Order
By Lindsey Hilsum - 24 January 12:00

The 21st century, say US analysts, will not be American. It will belong to China and India, and it m

A different take on what not to wear
By Nick Cohen - 17 January 12:00

As new textile trade terms threaten Asian workers with even longer hours and lower wages, can ethica

Darcus Howe calls an Asian an Asian
By Darcus Howe - 17 January 12:00

To refer to Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, rather than Asians, undermines secularism

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wonders what it takes to get asylum
By Lindsey Hilsum - 10 January 12:00

Claudia faces prison and possible torture if she returns home to a former Soviet state, and her two

A new medium comes of age
By Paul O'Grady - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 3: Internet bloggers have already made their mark in Iraq. Now, as disaster hits Asia, they

The other tsunami
By John Pilger - 10 January 12:00

While the sea may have killed tens of thousands, western policies kill millions every year. Yet even

The issue is our humanity, not God's divinity
By Staff blogger - 10 January 12:00

Let us not deceive ourselves. The Asian tsunami has dominated the media for several days because it is a simple but dramatic story that broke between Christmas and New Year, usually the deadest time of all for news. The images (lots of weeping light-brown children) are a picture editor's dream.

The Yanks are leaving, and a nation can rebuild itself
By Ewan Jones - 10 January 12:00

American GIs have been a visible - and much-hated - presence in South Korea for years now. As they a

Nothing to lose but their power
By Wang Chaohua - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - The workers' party has become the party of a graduate elite, and its cells are require

Hong Kong's timid pursuit of democracy
By Steve Tsang - 01 January 12:00

2005: China -

The little emperor grows selfish
By Harriet Evans - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - The one-child policy was to benefit the nation, but it has also spawned uncivil indivi

A boom financed by taxes on the poor
By Mobo Gao - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - Inequalities are not based only on wages. Peasants have to pay more than 100 levies to

Rich tomorrow, maybe, but filthy today
By Jonathan Watts - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - Smog in the big city every three days, acid rain falling on a third of the country, mo

Half a superpower
By John Gittings - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - China still punches below its weight on the international stage, but it is the only c

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