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Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Alonzo / Sharma / Teach A Woman To Fish

The Cycle Of Poverty Is Often Difficult To Break, Especially For Women. Author Ritu Sharma Witnessed The Difficulties First Hand In Travels Through Four Countries Including Ski Lanka. She Shares Her Experience In Her Book Teach A Woman To Fish. Sharma Explains To Daybreak Asia's Frances Alonzo Ways She Sees Women Can Challenge And Break Free From Oppressive Systems That Keep Them Poor.


September 01, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Lo / Macau Politics

As Beijing Ruled Out The Popular Election Of Hong Kong's Chief Executive, A Committee Of 400 Pro-Beijing Loyalists Quietly Re-Elected Macau's Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sunday Overwhelmingly With 95% Of Their Votes.He Ran Unopposed. Last Week, In A Run-Up To The Election, Activists Managed To Organize An Unofficial Referendum About Direct Election Of The Chief Executive In 2019. Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Spoke With Sonny Lo.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Mellman / Kugelman / Pakistan Protests

Pakistani Security Forces Have Cleared Hundreds Of Anti-Government Protesters From The State Television Studio After They Seized The Building And Briefly Took The Channel Off The Air. The Protesters Are Demanding The Resignation Of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. They Stormed Into Pakistani Television, Which Carried Live Coverage Of The Demonstrators In Its Offices In The Capital, Islamabad. Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke With Michael Kugelman.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Beattie / US / Iraq

Iraqi Officials Say Iraqi Troops, Kurdish Fighters And Shi'ite Militiaman Entered The Town Of Sulaiman Bek, South Of Kirkuk, On Monday, Ending Three Months Of Control By Islamic State Militants. Iraqi Forces Entered The Town A Day After They Broke A Two Month Islamic State Siege Of The Nearby Town Of Amirli. VOA's Victor Beattie Reports Two US Lawmakers Have Warned That Islamic State Militants Must Be Confronted Now To Avoid Attacks On Western Targets Later.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Stevenson / Hong Kong Election

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Have Expressed Outrage At The Chinese Government's Decision To Restrict Who Can Run For The City's Top Job In 2017, When All Voters Will Be Allowed To Elect Their Leader For The First Time. Beijing's Top Legislative Body, The Standing Committee Of The National People's Congress, Voted Sunday To Restrict The Number Of Candidates In The Election To Two Or Three.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Lipin / Tiezzi / China Tunnels

Last Week On Daybreak Asia, We Brought You A Series Of Reports On The Use Of Tunnels In Ongoing Conflicts , Comparing Underground Passages Built By Palestinian Militants In the Gaza Strip, To Those Dug By North Korea To Attack Or Defend Against The South. Today, We Look At New Revelations From China That Cross-Border Tunnels Also have Discovered On Opposite Sides Of Its Vast Territory. Daybreak Asia's Michael Lipin Spoke With Shannon Tiezzi.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Mitchell / Feinstein / Meet The Press / Islamic State

The Chairperson Of The US Senate Intelligence Committee Diane Feinstein Spoke Sunday With Host Andrea Mitchell On The NBC TV Program, Meet The Press, About The Threat From The Islamic State Militants Sometimes Referred To As ISIL Or ISIS. In Her Remarks Senator Feinstein Spoke About The Recent Beheading Of US Journalist James Foley Who They Had Held Captive For Two Years.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Castiel / Curtis / Samad / Afghanistan Election Crisis

Presidential Candidates, Abdullah Abdullah And Ashraf Ghani Have Stopped Participating In The UN Supervised Audit Of June's Disputed Runoff Election, Further Complicating Afghanistan's Fragile Political Transition/ Abdullah Had Won The First Round Of The Election In April, But Preliminary Tallies Showed That Ghani Finished Ahead Of Abdullah In The June Run-Of. Both Claimed To Have Won The Election. VOA 's Carol Castiel Spoke With Lisa Curtis & Omar Samad


August 31, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 29, 2014

Norman / President Obama / Ukraine

At The White House Late Thursday President Obama Spoke To Reporters About The Situation In Ukraine, Just After A Telephone Conversation With German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


August 28, 2014

Norman / President Obama / ISIL Islamic State Militants

President Obama Briefed Reporters At The White House Late Thursday About A Number Of International Issues, Including The Islamic State Militants Sometimes Referred To As ISIL, Who Have Taken Control Of Large Areas Of Syria And Iraq.


August 28, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Prather / China / US / Tourism

Tourism From China To The United States Has Been Surging In Recent Years. Nearly 2-Million Chinese Visited The United States In 2013 With Projections Of More Than 4-Million Making The US Their Destination By 2018. Catherine Prather Is Interim President Of The National Tour Association. She Tells Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie The NTA Now Coordinates 166 Tour Companies Who Cater To The Chinese Tourist Market.


August 28, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 27, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Kennedy / Alibaba Analysis

US Investors Are Getting Ready For Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba's Market Debut Next Month, When It Begins Trading At A Market Value Of Perhaps $200-Billion Potentially Making It One Of The Biggest Initial Public Offerings, Or IPO's Ever. After Going Public In September, Alibaba May Be One Of The Most Valuable Firms In The World With A Market Capitalization Of Up To $250 Billion.Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Spoke With Scott Kennedy.


August 27, 2014

Q&A Stevenson / Saxena / Made In Bangladesh / Cambodia / Sri Lanka

The Garment And Textile Industry Has Been Very Important To The Fabric Of The National Economies In Bangladesh, Cambodia And Sri Lanka. Amid Major Industry Changes In Recent Years, Each Nation Has Adapted To Shifting Market Conditions And Internal Pressures For Improved Labor Conditions And Products. Daybreak Asia's Jim Stevenson Spoke With Sanchita Saxena.


August 27, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 26, 2014

Q&A Stearns / Psaki / South Sudan / UN / Peace Efforts

As For Efforts To Achieve Peace And A Transitional Government In South Sudan Following A Long Conflict Between Machar And South Sudan's President Salva Kiir The Office Of The IGAD Special Envoys For South Sudan Just Released A Summary Report Of Violations Of The Cessation Of Hostilities Agreement Of The 23rd Of January This Year For The Period Up To The 21st Of August. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns Asked Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki About The South Sudan Peace Efforts.


August 26, 2014

Q&A Kirby / Reporters

The White House Says There Are No Plans To Coordinate With Syria In The Fight Against Islamic State Militants Who Threaten The United States And Are Trying To Topple The Assad Government. Reports Say The Pentagon Has Already Started Surveillance Flights Over Syria To Track The Movements Of The Militants Ahead Of Possible Airstrikes .... But Pentagon Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby Refused To Confirm That Information During A Question And Answer With Reporters On Tuesday.


August 26, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.

VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute morning program, bringing you unique stories from across Asia and the world in English.  With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, you now have a way to learn about issues of interest to the largest and most populous continent in the world.  From new insights about regional neighbors to discovering your problems are pan-Asian problems, too, you'll find Daybreak Asia will soon be shaping the way you see the world.  For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent. It's a great way to start your day.
 

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