Asia-Pacific

News and reports from the far east and australasia.

School's out in the land of Confucian

A reporter journeys to the cradle of Chinese civilisation - the hometown of the celebrated thinker, philosopher and educator, Confucius - to sample how his legacy lives on.

Beating 'bird flu' against the odds

Nations hit hardest by 'bird flu' have pledged to develop vaccines to prevent a human-to-human epidemic, but as one reporter discovers, combating the virus is an uphill task.

Thailand offers tourists 'the Aids attraction'

A hospice in Thailand offers morbid sightseers access to its Aids patients - dead and alive - for a fee…

How relevant is the UN?

After the Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference, Alison Rawle reviews the current position of the UN.

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