Assignment Asia

Xinjiang: The Pains and Gains of Development

China is developing rapidly, fueled by decades of economic growth. But perhaps nowhere in the country is the process more complicated than in the far northwester region of Xinjiang, where the changes have affected people's long-held beliefs and traditions. Reporter Han Bin puts the spotlight on Xinjiang, where people are experiencing both the pains and the gains of development.

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Emergency

This episode of Assignment Asia features groups and individuals on a mission to save lives in Thailand, Afghanistan and Cambodia.
Episode 124
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Challenging Gender Norms

Between male belly dancers in Turkey and female guards in India, this episode features stories of people challenging gender norms across Asia.
Episode 121
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Operation: Drug War

Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office and declared a war on drugs, hundreds of people have been killed in that "war."
Episode 116
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Forced to Fight: Children On Myanmar's Battlefields

The long-running civil war in Myanmar has forced the country's young into the front lines.
Episode 114
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Art, Tradition, and Identity

Miniature painting in Istanbul, lion dancing in China, and using rap to preserve culture in China.
Episode 113
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Heroin's Hold On Myanmar

There are few corners of Asia where heroin is so pure, cheap and readily available as Northern Myanmar. Myanmar is now one of the worst consumers of this illegal narcotic.
Episode 106
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Transformation

Anchor Tony Cheng brings us two stories of people trying to change their lives.
Episode 105
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Gun Violence in the Philippines

Reporter Barnaby Lo in Manila takes us on an in depth investigation of guns and the debate over gun control in the island nation.
Episode 104
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Thailand's Missing Children

"Gigi" a 9 year old girl selling flowers on a street corner becomes a victim of a kidnapping. The case exposes the dark world of gangs and pedophilia in Thailand.
Episode 102
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On The Move

Many refugees are targeted by traffickers who exploit and abuse them.
Episode 101
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