Some countries in Africa are well placed to follow the path of development pioneered by a number of Asian countries.
It's important to interrogate the key factors that pushed countries from Third World to First World status in the 20th century. Asia's experiences hold many lessons for Africa.
Cosmetic surgery booms are happening around the world. Here are some key augmentations.
Dogs rescued from an Asian farm.
Eating cats and dogs which have been violently dispatched remains a key element of South Korean cuisine.
Football’s Asian Cup dominated Korean-language news coverage of Australia over the past year.
Australia struggles to rise above the fray in Korean news, consigned to one of a number of countries that form an international community. But football seems to be a clear exception to this.
In the 1950s, Ghana was twice as rich as South Korea. It has since fallen a long way behind.
Negotiations between members of the United Nations Command and North Korean counterparts in 2013.
U.S. forces in South Korea are on high alert after North Korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. But China may be better positioned to curb North Korea's menacing behavior.
In the Netherlands, the tradition goes that Sinterklaas lives in Madrid, wears a red clerical robe and a bishop’s mitre, and has servants called ‘Zwarte Pieten’ (Black Peters).
The celebration of Christmas has distinct variations around the world, with many of these local traditions arising from particular historical circumstances.
The Open Government Partnership can play an important part by increasing trust among citizens and public accountability in Africa.
The Open Government Partnership promotes transparency, public accountability and civic participation in government to combat corruption. It is hoped South Africa will help it grow in Africa.
Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos. President Buhari needs to emulate China and South Korea by urgently investing in science and technology to take Nigeria’s economy to the next level.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb continues to argue the case for the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership.
While Australians understand the political benefits of free trade agreements, many remain divided on the economic merit.
Toeing the line.
The demilitarised zone between the Koreas is an incredibly dangerous place to walk – but the Chinese border with North Korea isn't much safer.
The next generation get a taster of university life.
On a mission to become global higher education players, Korean universities still fall short on diversity.
Much to talk about: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chat during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
India wants closer engagement with its neighbours as it aspires to become a global manufacturing hub. Narendra Modi's visits to China, Mongolia and South Korea are all about promoting this agenda.
A submarine missile-launching capacity brings the threat closer to the shores of the target country.
North Korea does not yet have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile from a submarine. Its recent test, however, suggests it is making progress to a game-changing second-strike capability.
The South Korean education system focuses on hard work, but the side effects mean other countries might not want to replicate this.
South Korean students consistently top the league tables - leading Western leaders to look to Asia to fix our education systems. But South Korean students pay in other ways, meaning we shouldn't be so quick to try to replicate their system.
Martti Ahtisaari, former president of Finland, meets South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-Se.
South Korean politicians are letting their own ambitions stall progress.
Why won’t Japan admit to the past?
In 1943, during the height of World War II, fifteen-year-old Liu Mianhuan was tied up and taken away by Imperial Japanese troops from her village in Yu County, Shanxi Province, China. She was confined…
What’s Kim Jong-un cooking up now?
If North Korea prides itself on the West never quite knowing what it will do next, there is a fantastic new example worth savouring. Plans are reportedly afoot to open a North Korean restaurant in Scotland…
The Australian government hopes to finalise the Free Trade Agreement with China by the end of the year.
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This week treasurer Joe Hockey, and trade minister Andrew Robb have been in China for the inaugural Australia-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. These talks are one part of the “Strategic Partnership…
The heroics of South Korea’s national football team in the 2002 World Cup, which it co-hosted with Japan, energised the country and restored its national pride.
The host nations of major sporting tournaments like the football World Cup are usually obsessed with the international status and prestige that comes with holding these events. However, the impact that…