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· October, 2007

Stories about Development from October, 2007

Russia: Sochi Land Conflicts

Perspectives on the New Russia writes about the brewing conflict between the Russian state and individual property owners in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Ukraine: Construction in Kyiv; Catherine II in Odesa

Ukrainiana writes about “sardine-packed construction” in Kyiv and the dedication of the monument to Catherine II in Odesa – and posts videos of the related violence.

Hong Kong: City of Sorrow

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...

Russia: Murals at Babushkinskaya

Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts pictures of the new murals at one of Moscow's residential neighborhoods, created by Russian and Dutch graffiti artists.

South Korea: Street Vendor Suicide

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...

China: Reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan

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...

Jamaica: Slave Mentality

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

Guyana: View of Guyana

A returning national shares her experience of Guyana with MACO Caribbean Living.

Barbados: Blogging at the IMF

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

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...

Touring Libyan Blogs: October 26 -The Black Day and the Security Council

Why is October 26 called "Day of Mourning" or "Black Day" in Libya and how is it commemorated? Libyan bloggers tell us more about the occasion in this post by...

China: Romance with the Moon

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...

Armenia: Doing Business

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....

Albania: Real Estate

Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about the new construction and other real estate issues in Albania.

Albania: Parking Problems; Bridge Reconstruction

Albanian Blogger writes about parking problems in Tirana and the reconstruction of a pedestrian bridge over the Lana River.

Jamaica: Lucea

“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...

Cuba: Of Speeches and Workshops

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....

Anguilla, Cayman Islands: Environmental Value

“Unless our leaders can come to understand the economic value of our environment, they will be unable to make good decisions about projects and policies,” says Corruption-free Anguilla.

Ukraine: Post-Election Politics, Etc.

Lots of new posts at Orange Ukraine, including this overview of the post-election developments and other issues.

Haiti: Constitutional Amendments?

“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...

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