Monday, May 9, 2011

Asia Compact | 09.05.2011, 18:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

09.05.2011, 18:00 UTC
ASIA COMPACT

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Overview of Topics

* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* Chinese refuse to put out their cigarettes despite ban
* India's Supreme Court suspends verdict on disputed holy site
* Analysts discuss decline in fertility rates in Asia
* ASEAN's economic integration plan at stake
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Walled in! - The inner German border
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org
* Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest
* DW Asia goes multimedia
* All about 2010 FIFA World Cup
* Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven
* Travel Europe on a shoestring
* An interactive research trip to Papua New Guinea
* Join us for a jungle expedition

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Find out what's making the news across Asia

Our daily reports and analysis on a wide range of issues from the world of
politics, business and culture provide an in-depth look at what's going on
in that part of the world.

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Chinese refuse to put out their cigarettes despite ban

China has just introduced a smoking ban in public places, including
restaurants, bars, stations, libraries and hospitals but citizens don't
seem willing to give up their old habits that easily.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I0

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India's Supreme Court suspends verdict on disputed holy site

The Supreme Court of India has suspended a ruling which seeks to divide the
holy site of the Ayodhya temple. The country witnessed violent communal
clashes in 1992 when Hindu fanatics razed down a mosque in the area.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I1

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Analysts discuss decline in fertility rates in Asia

Asia's fertility rates are falling with major implications for governments
that will have to implement new programs to deal with aging populations,
and adapt education, labor and migration policies.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I2

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ASEAN's economic integration plan at stake

Tensions between countries in the Association of South East Asian Nations
(ASEAN) region and the apparent inability of the bloc to deal with
disagreements could derail plans to create a single economic community by
2015.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I3

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Global Media Forum 2011

The fourth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum "Human Rights in a globalized
World - Challenges for the Media", international conference, 20-22 June
2011, Bonn/Germany

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I4

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Walled in! - The inner German border

For the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Deutsche Welle has
developed a unique project in cooperation with the Berlin Wall Foundation:
an animated depiction of the former German-German border.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I5

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PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

Atlantic-community.org is an online platform for transatlantic debate on
key issues of international politics and globalization. Find thought
provoking analysis from international policy leaders and decision makers.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I6

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Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest

Deutsche Welle presents highlights recorded live at the Beethovenfest,
including star performers and up-and-coming talent like percussionist
Martin Grubinger and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Download for
free!

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I7

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DW Asia goes multimedia

For more background on the biggest stories in Asia, check out Deutsche
Welle's new Asia page in English at www.dw-world.de/asiacompact.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I8

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All about 2010 FIFA World Cup

Keep up with all the action around the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Visit
DW-WORLD.DE for the complete coverage of the tournament.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02I9

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Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven

DW presents live recordings from this year's Beethovenfest, available
starting Sept. 9. Also, don't miss the LIVE-STREAM of all nine Beethoven
symphonies from Sept. 9-12, interpreted by conductor Paarvo Jarvi.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02Ia

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Travel Europe on a shoestring

Want to explore Europe but you're on a tight budget? In this weekly
podcast, DW-RADIO's Pulse takes you to some of Europe's most interesting
cities and proves you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy them.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02Ib

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An interactive research trip to Papua New Guinea

Join our reporter on an interactive journey to Papua New Guinea and visit
the country's protected forests. You can speak to the local people and find
out more about their communities.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02Ic

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Join us for a jungle expedition

Learn about conservation and the threats that are facing the rainforests in
Guyana when we take you on a virtual tour. Our new WebDoc provides an
interactive journey through the jungle. (more)

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewa9fpI45gen02Id

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