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· October, 2007

Stories about Development from October, 2007

Hong Kong: City of Sorrow

  31 October 2007

Yesterday the Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung visited Tin Shui Wai, a new town with the highest frequency of family tragedy. Erynnyes criticized Cheung did not give any hope(zh) for the new town as the government did not provide any solution to the structural problem in the...

South Korea: Street Vendor Suicide

  30 October 2007

CINA explains how the brutal policy of street vendors crackdown leaded to the death of Lee Geunjae, who had been a street vendor for 13 years in the City of Goyang.

China: Reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan

  30 October 2007

Wei yingjie from my1510 opposes the reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan, a royal garden built in Ching Dynasty and burned down by French and British colonial army in 1860. The blogger pointed out that the reconstruction of the ruin would kill its historical significance (zh).

Jamaica: Slave Mentality

  29 October 2007

“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.

Barbados: Blogging at the IMF

  29 October 2007

The International Monetary Fund has a blog – and Living in Barbados thinks that “this recent step into the blogosphere, and its subcategory the econoblogsphere will be interesting to watch.”

China: Culture and Salary Standard

  29 October 2007

Xueyong argues that the extremely low salary standard in China is a result of the degrading morality (zh). The planned economy has cultivated a de-personalized morality that lacks basic sympathy on other individuals.

China: Romance with the Moon

  28 October 2007

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has collected and translated various feelings, comments and observations from journalists about China moon travel. Han Song (one of the journalist blogger) has pointed to a early science fiction in 1904 about modern China's moon wish.

Armenia: Doing Business

  28 October 2007

British ex-pat consultant Bruce Tasker reports from Yerevan on the trials and tribulations facing local businessmen who usually have to maintain close links with senior officials to ensure their livelihood. Go Armenia has more of the story, while on his second blog, Blowing the World Bank Whistle, the self-proclaimed whistle...

Jamaica: Lucea

  26 October 2007

“I so wish there was a way to modernise the town without losing the old world charm and without knocking down all those beautiful old buildings,” writes Montego Bay Day By Day as she features the charming Jamaican town of Lucea.

Cuba: Of Speeches and Workshops

  26 October 2007

While The Cuban Triangle comments on US President George Bush's speech about democratic change in Cuba, Child of the Revolution almost “missed a big event currently under way in Havana. Believe it or not, the Castro regime is hosting something called the 2nd International Workshop on Financial Management.”

Haiti: Constitutional Amendments?

  24 October 2007

“Is a Constitution a living document?” asks Bryan Schaaf at Haiti Innovation as he raises the issue of modifying certain sections of the island's existing constitution “for the betterment of the country”.

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