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Here are the From Our Own Correspondent stories from the Asia Pacific region, sorted by date, from January 2009.

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26 December 2009

John Pickford reports on how the decision to introduce flights on Sundays is affecting the predominantly Christian islanders who value the sanctity of the Sabbath.

19 December 2009

Tonga's 150-year-old monarchy is about to diminish as a democratically elected parliament takes over, as John Pickford reports.

12 December 2009

Quentin Sommerville looks at the human rights abuses that still persist under the surface of the new China.

Christine Finn discovers an unusual bird market held every Sunday on the edge of Singapore's Chinatown.

5 December 2009

John Pickford examines how people in Samoa have coped in the aftermath of the Pacific tsunami, which killed more than 170 people at the end of September.


28 November 2009

Christine Finn samples various local delicacies on a journey through Malaysia's jungle and the paddy fields of Thailand.

21 November 2009 Christine Finn travels to Java in Indonesia to find out more about a long-celebrated ancestor of both humans and chimps.


8 October

Alastair Leithead in Sumatra meets some of the survivors of the earthquake that has devastated the island.

24 September

Last year as Western consumers stopped spending, millions of jobs were lost in China. Lesley Curwen reports on the signs of the employment market improving.


22 August

As South Korea mourns the death of ex-President Kim Dae-jung. William Horsley looks at the life of a man he came to know during his long years of imprisonment.



25 July

Hamilton Wende examines what Bali has to offer for visitors and delights in how animals, gods and humans co-exist in the island.

18 July 2009

Chris Hogg heads to the small Chinese village of Zhushanxia to see how lives are being influenced by the swings and dips in the country's economic fortune.


11 June 2009

Lucy Ash meets Thailand's most senior forensic pathologist and discovers that finding the truth about how people died is not always welcomed.


28 May 2009

Former BBC Indonesia correspondent Claire Bolderson ponders Jakarta's wealth gap, encapsulated in the fate of her one-time domestic help, Ani.


21 April 2009

In Bishkek, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reflects on the decision by the Kyrgyz parliament to close the only US military base in the country.

4 April 2009

Petroc Trelawny visits a former French colonial retreat in Cambodia and finds that although the grand villas have fallen into disrepair, the gardens are still perfectly maintained.


7 February 2009

Tim Luard follows the journey of his father-in-law who escaped from Hong Kong after the Japanese invasion in 1941.


31 January 2009

Robert Pigott discovers how post-communist Mongolia is rebuilding a national identity.

24 January 2009

Nick Bryant reflects on why the barbecue is a national pastime for many people down under.




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