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Asia Insight

An in-depth portrait of Asia today, covering its dynamism as a center of growth as well as its traditions tossed around by the advance of globalization.


Fri.1:30 - 2:00
7:30 - 8:00
13:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 20:00


Dec. 25, Thu.

Saving China's Abandoned Children

*1:30/ 7:30/ 13:30/ 19:30 (UTC)

In China, roughly 100,000 children are abandoned by their parents each year. Many suffer from illness or disability. Shanghai is one of the first Chinese cities to address the issue with one hospital taking in more than 500 unwanted children over the past 9 years. There has also been an increase in so-called baby hatches as there are concerns over infants left in life-threatening environments. This episode of Asia Insight follows some of the people at the frontline in protecting China's abandoned children.

*This program was first broadcast on May 16

Dec. 19, Fri.

China's Young Entrepreneurs

Now that China is wealthier, an increasing number of university graduates dream of starting their own businesses. The Chinese government is also forging ahead with a scheme it hopes will enable 800,000 college students to start their own enterprises by 2017. However, the road to success can be rocky. In this episode of Asia Insight, we follow 2 young entrepreneurs at the opposite end of the spectrum. One is a top university graduate who owns a successful noodle shop, while the other encounters a serious lack of investor interest in his products.

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