Undercover Asia

CNA's award-winning investigative series Undercover Asia returns for the ninth season to uncover two disturbing trends in China and the unexpected fallout from the pandemic in Asia and beyond.

Orphanages in Cambodia are big business. Instead of helping children, many are doing the very opposite. Hiding behind the veil of doing good only to do grave harm to the poorest and most vulnerable children is the ultimate betrayal.

Ep 1
46 mins

Channel NewsAsia's investigative series returns for a second season as we go undercover to expose the secret underbelly of Asia. Through one hour, in-depth documentaries, we explore stories of crime, violence and injustice in various parts of Asia.

Ep 1

Channel NewsAsia's investigative series returns for a second season as we go undercover to expose the secret underbelly of Asia. Through one hour, in-depth documentaries, we explore stories of crime, violence and injustice in various parts of Asia.

Ep 2 The Runaway Monk
47 mins

Undercover Asia follows the trail of a runaway Thai monk accused of financial and sexual misconduct. The investigation includes a woman who comes out of hiding to tell her story about how the monk allegedly fathered her child.

Ep 2 The Runaway Monk

Undercover Asia follows the trail of a runaway Thai monk accused of financial and sexual misconduct. The investigation includes a woman who comes out of hiding to tell her story about how the monk allegedly fathered her child.

Ep 3 Secrets Of A Killer Virus
46 mins

A story of discovery and revelation of MERS which is more deadly than SARS and recent swine flu.This documentary tells how the death of one man in Saudi Arabia sparked an international scientific investigation to uncover one of the world's most deadly diseases.

Ep 3 Secrets Of A Killer Virus

A story of discovery and revelation of MERS which is more deadly than SARS and recent swine flu.This documentary tells how the death of one man in Saudi Arabia sparked an international scientific investigation to uncover one of the world's most deadly diseases.

Ep 4 The Organ Bazaar
47 mins

A human organ is sold on the global black market every hour. This illegal organ trade is worth up to $1.2 billion us dollars a year. In this episode, we journey to Manila to investigate this secret trade.

Ep 4 The Organ Bazaar

A human organ is sold on the global black market every hour. This illegal organ trade is worth up to $1.2 billion us dollars a year. In this episode, we journey to Manila to investigate this secret trade.

Ep 5 Black Lungs
44 mins

Pneumoconiosis or black lung disease is the worst occupational disease to plague China. 10,000 new cases are diagnosed every year and employers are doing nothing to protect or compensate their workers. All they can wait for is a slow and painful death.

Ep 5 Black Lungs

Pneumoconiosis or black lung disease is the worst occupational disease to plague China. 10,000 new cases are diagnosed every year and employers are doing nothing to protect or compensate their workers. All they can wait for is a slow and painful death.

Ep 6 Between Two Worlds
44 mins

Myanmar's friendless Rohingya people live in misery but the government is offering them a chance at citizenship. We take a look at government's strict conditions and speak to Rohingya who would rather risk their lives and flee.

Ep 6 Between Two Worlds

Myanmar's friendless Rohingya people live in misery but the government is offering them a chance at citizenship. We take a look at government's strict conditions and speak to Rohingya who would rather risk their lives and flee.

Ep 7 Voices Under The Mango Tree
49 mins

Two teenage cousins are found hanging from a mango tree. The parents allege a brutal caste crime where the girls were raped and murdered.

Ep 7 Voices Under The Mango Tree

Two teenage cousins are found hanging from a mango tree. The parents allege a brutal caste crime where the girls were raped and murdered.

Ep 8 Web Junkies
45 mins

There are millions who are diagnosed with Internet Addiction Disorder and these 'web junkies' are forced to check into so-called rehabilitation centres without scientific basis.There are disturbing reports on an increasing numbers of deaths happened in these centres.

Ep 8 Web Junkies

There are millions who are diagnosed with Internet Addiction Disorder and these 'web junkies' are forced to check into so-called rehabilitation centres without scientific basis.There are disturbing reports on an increasing numbers of deaths happened in these centres.

Ep 9 Bargain Brides
47 mins

The documentary opens the door to the complex issue of women trafficking from Vietnam to China.

Ep 9 Bargain Brides

The documentary opens the door to the complex issue of women trafficking from Vietnam to China.

Ep 10 Girls for Sale
46 mins

This is the story of thousands of girls across India who are stolen from their homes and forced into sex work, purchased as brides and sold into affluent homes as domestic slaves.Half of these girls who are trafficked never come home.

Ep 10 Girls for Sale

This is the story of thousands of girls across India who are stolen from their homes and forced into sex work, purchased as brides and sold into affluent homes as domestic slaves.Half of these girls who are trafficked never come home.

Ep 11 Prison Drug Lords
44 mins

Drug lords rules the roost at the New Bilibid Prison. A 300 strong multi-agency taskforce assemble outside the prison for a massive raid.But they're not prepared for what they are about to discover.

Ep 11 Prison Drug Lords

Drug lords rules the roost at the New Bilibid Prison. A 300 strong multi-agency taskforce assemble outside the prison for a massive raid.But they're not prepared for what they are about to discover.

Additional Information

Undercover Asia S2
Genresdocumentary
Seasons7
Parental guidance advised for young children