Asia Asia

Asia

Workers wearing protective suits fumigate an art hall with antiseptic solution as a precaution against the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in Seoul, South Korea, in June 2015. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Lee Jin-man/AP

South Korea Holds Onto Patient Data From Prior Coronavirus, Worrying Privacy Groups

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/884580723/885242903" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Japanese University Issues 1st Graduate Degree In Ninja Studies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/885141857/885141858" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

News Brief: Coronavirus Testing, Russian Bounties, China Enacts Security Law

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/885141836/885141837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pro-mainland supporters in Hong Kong hold Chinese and Hong Kong flags during a rally to celebrate the approval of a national security law on Tuesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Kin Cheung/AP

China Enacts Security Law, Asserting Control Over Hong Kong

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/885127007/885141926" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

India Sees A Change Sparked By Black Lives Matter Movement

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/884958682/884958685" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People hold banners at a demonstration in support of Jasic Technology factory workers, outside Yanziling police station in Pingshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on Aug. 6, 2018. Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters

Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange In Karachi

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/884551377/884551378" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Universal Health Care Supports Thailand's Coronavirus Strategy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/884458999/884459000" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

(L to R): Sen. Heherson Alvarez, an environmental lawmaker from the Philippines; Durdana Rizvi, a doctor from Pakistan; Colombian actor Antonio Bolívar; 'Nanī' Nabi, a grandmother from Kashmir; Rocio Choque, a soup kitchen volunteer from Argentina. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters; Andaleeb Rizvi; Lucas Jackson/Reuters; Javaid Iqbal; Anita Pouchard Serra for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eduardo Munoz/Reuters; Andaleeb Rizvi; Lucas Jackson/Reuters; Javaid Iqbal; Anita Pouchard Serra for NPR

Liu Ping, a breeder of bamboo rats. He had to cull his rats when the Chinese government banned consumption of various wild animals as a way to potentially curb spread of viruses from animals to humans. Liu Ping hide caption

toggle caption
Liu Ping

A resident walks across an empty track on Feb. 7 in Wuhan, China. Wuhan residents lived through the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Getty Images

The Fair & Lovely brand of beauty products, shown here for sale at a store in Mumbai, India, in 2013, is going to change its name. Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Park describes his experiences as a child soldier during an interview in his office in Yeongju. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Anthony Kuhn/NPR

Thousands Of Child Soldiers Died In The Korean War. Survivors Want More Recognition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/882046201/883293527" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Remembering A Little-Known Group Of Korean Fighters In 'The Forgotten War'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/883233455/883233456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An Internet shutdown that began a year ago in parts of Myanmar is keeping some villages completely unaware of the global pandemic. The restrictions apply to multiple townships in the Rakhine and Chin states, site of an ongoing conflict between the country's military and the insurgent Arakan army. Richard Sargent/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Richard Sargent/AFP via Getty Images