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Highlights of the year: Asia

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 27 December 2012

Pascale Harter presents extracts from some of the year's most memorable dispatches from Asia. With stories from Martin Patience, examining why China's so obsessed with statistics and superlatives; Rahul Tandon, paying for advice on how to pass for a pushy Indian parent and get his child into one of Calcutta's best schools; Lucy Williamson, in the Seoul bureau, hosting a friend fleeing South Korea's rigid dress codes; and Kim Philley, watching ancestral spirits dance again in an animist festival in Mandalay, Burma.

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