Chevron Legal Victory

Chevron's 20-year legal battle with the indigenous people of Ecuador's Lago Agrio region reaches a dramatic conclusion. Or is it merely another step? We speak to the lead lawyers on both sides of the argument.

In Ukraine, celebrated author Andrei Kurkov tells us tensions are high but life goes on. And, in our Beijing bureau, Time magazine correspondent Emily Rauhala, reports on smog, citizenship and the Chinese People's Congress, which gets underway today.

Professor Maximillian Auffhammer from the University of California, Berkeley explains why modern agricultural methods may be causing, or at least adding to, the kind of smog suffered by Emily in Beijing.

Plus, we speak to the little boy from Howell, Michigan, Caydan Taipalus, who is raising money to make sure every little boy in his neighbourhood gets a proper lunch in school. And, Cindy Sui in Taiwan has the latest news on what the Taipei government want to get out of that People's Congress in China.

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