A TV sketch about Africa during China's popular New Year celebrations has triggered accusations of racism and neocolonialism. DW's Frank Sieren says the usually hyper-sensitive country sometimes lacks empathy.
Indira Canteens — the challenge of feeding Indias urban poor
India's urban poor face an unending struggle to meet skyrocketing costs of living. To solve one of their basic needs, the southern city of Bengaluru is operating canteens that are similar to soup kitchens in the West.
Japan is rethinking the ways in which its official development assistance is provided to developing nations in order to promote its vision for a "free and open Indo-Pacific strategy." Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Indonesian anti-graft investigator Novel Baswedan defies acid-throwers
Indonesia's top anti-graft agent, half-blinded in an acid attack, has returned to work, telling colleagues to "stay brave." In a parallel gesture, President Joko Widodo has paid for a prized Danish-gifted Metallica LP.