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Luzon wait


After a long delay, work has begun on a new €190m motorway south of Manila. The Philippino Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway is the centrepiece of the Aquino government’s latest drive to improve the country’s creaking infrastructure.

Green wall of China


When Kwon Byong-hyon arrived in Beijing in 1998 as the South Korean ambassador to China, he was greeted by a thick duststorm whipped up from deserts to the west. The next day, his daughter called to say the storm had reached Seoul, coating the city in yellow…



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