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Wulkuraka, QLD, Australia

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Past articles by Benjamin:

Which European Companies Are Working in Xinjiang?

Foreign companies continue to conduct business in Xinjiang despite widespread evidence of human rights abuse. This list identifies 68 European companies with ties to Xinjiang ranging from building infrastructure and investing in joint ventures to selling cars and running retail shops. The companies all appear on either the Fortune Global 500 list or the Euro Stoxx 50 index. → Read More

How North Korea got away with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam

No one from the regime will stand trial over the death of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, leading to fears it will act again → Read More

'Blatantly sexist': backlash against South Korea's sex education

Students are taught from a young age that women must look pretty and men must earn a lot of money → Read More

Famine to feast: North Korean defectors awestruck by food choices in South

Hermit state has struggled to feed its people for more than two decades but those who escape across border face different challenge → Read More

North Korea: secret missile site revealed in new satellite images

Work continues on upgrading long-range missile sites, months after Kim Jong-un met Donald Trump to talk denuclearisation → Read More

Railway diplomacy: South Korean trains venture north for first time in a decade

Engineers onboard will inspect 1,200km of North Korean tracks as part of future plan to modernise regime’s network → Read More

North and South Korea make historic joint bid to recognise traditional wrestling

Two nation combine forces to list ssireum, a type of traditional wrestling, with the UN for the first time, in further sign of rapprochement → Read More

Dolce & Gabbana vanishes from Chinese retail sites amid racist ad backlash

Fallout continues after Italian fashion house ad featured a Chinese woman trying to eat spaghetti with chopsticks → Read More

Interpol's new chief: the 'bulldozer' with a taste for tackling cybercrime

Kim Jong-yang likely to refocus organisation and popularise South Korean police tactics known as ‘K-cop wave’ → Read More

Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

The social media myths are spreading as Taiwan gets ready to decide on marriage equality → Read More

Interpol elects South Korean as its president in blow to Russia

Kim Jong-yang defeats Russian Alexander Prokopchuk, who was opposed by US and others over fears Moscow could abuse role → Read More

SK to dissolve sex slave foundation

Shinzo Abe warns of harm to relations after Seoul says Japanese-funded initiative does not reflect opinions of wartime sex slaves → Read More

China's Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

Speech by documentary filmmaker Fu Yue censored after she calls for Taiwan to be recognised as an ‘independent entity’ → Read More

Hong Kong democracy protesters plead not guilty as Umbrella movement goes on trial

Professors Chan Kin-man and Benny Tai and baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming among nine tried over 2014 protests → Read More

North Korea's Kim Jong-un supervises test of 'new ultramodern weapon'

Declaration, which did not specify what type of weapon was tested, comes as talks with the US over the North’s nuclear program stall → Read More

Student activists detained in China for supporting workers' rights

Protesters describe themselves as fervent Marxists and Maoists, presenting a unique problem for Communist party → Read More

South Korea's nascent feminist movement turns to abortion ban

Women have continued to access abortion illegally in defiance of 65-year-old law → Read More

Trump expects to meet Kim Jong-un next year as nuclear talks stall

Analysts say abrupt cancellation of high-level US-North Korea talks in New York on Thursday is Pyongyang negotiating tactic → Read More

'I still feel sad and cry': Korean victim of Japanese forced labour awaits justice

Lee Chun-sik, 94, is only survivor in a court battle for wartime damages and still hopes for his back pay → Read More

South Korea and US resume military drills ahead of nuclear talks

Joint exercise on Monday comes days before Mike Pompeo meets leading Kim Jong-un adviser in New York → Read More