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9 December 2016

Macau Casinos’ Show of Communist Patriotism Leaves Many Scratching Their Heads

"Casinos are the product of corrupt capitalism and against the spirit of the communist revolution."

5 December 2016

Vietnamese Court Upholds Jail Sentence for Land Rights Activist

"The Vietnamese government should urgently amend the land law and its grievance processes to protect farmers’ rights."

30 November 2016

The Botched Affair of India's Demonetization Drive Against Black Money

"Found an ATM with cash and absolutely no crowd. The ATM has only 2000 notes hence no one wants"

Alipay’s New App Abuses Personal Data and Reinforces China's Class Divisions, Critics Say

Global Voices Advocacy

"Even if the company needs to expand into social media, it should use a better means rather than being so shameless."

25 November 2016

Call for Sugar Tax on Beverages Ignites Nanny State Debate Down Under

"Rather than considering a sugar tax, it'd be more useful if there was a fresh fruit and veg subsidy for low income earners and pensioners"

24 November 2016

Sriracha, a Truly Global Sauce with a Big Heap of Vietnamese Love

"...whenever I post a message on Facebook or maybe like email my friends asking them if they want anything from California...the number one answer is Sriracha sauce."

23 November 2016

Bangladeshis Watch Launch of Uber in Their Country With Relief and Caution

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is known for its lack of public transport and notorious traffic jams.

11 November 2016

Let’s Take Back Twitter, Please

The Bridge

A worldwide campaign is underway to attempt to buy and transform the little blue bird into a cooperatively-owned platform.

Russia Tightens Grip on Tech Infrastructure, Cuts Ties With US Firms

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

As concerns about the Kremlin’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West deepen, Moscow is taking aim at Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Are these efforts symbolic or strategic?

10 November 2016

Withdrawal of Large Currency Bank Notes Creates Panic in India

"Spare a thought for all the maids, drivers, too. They also get paid their salary in Rs500 notes. Hope the Govt has massive outreach program."

5 November 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Census Shows the Demography of Division and the Reality of Illiteracy

Initial results of the Bosnia and Herzegovina census shows that decades of nationalistic politics have entrenched ethnic and religious differences, reconfirming the ethnic cleansing 'gains' from the 1990s war.

2 November 2016

As Economic Crisis Deepens, Russians Switch from Vodka to Beer. And Moonshine.

RuNet Echo

The economic crisis in Russia is causing many alcohol drinkers to switch from vodka to beer, according to an article published in Gazeta.ru last week.

Big Fat Tajik Wedding Hides Nest of Central Asian Intrigue

A lavish wedding in Moscow has drawn gasps of envious amazement even from Russians inured to garish displays of wealth.

1 November 2016

Singaporeans Urged to ‘Embrace the Ugly’ to Reduce Food Waste

"If we throw away ugly food just because it doesn’t look nice, then I think we are wasting these resources," a participant in Singapore's new food conservation movement said.

Inside Chin, Myanmar’s Picturesque but Poorest Province

Chin is located in the mountainous northwest part of Myanmar. It is near Bangladesh and India. Despite its natural beauty, Chin has the highest incidence of poverty in the country.

28 October 2016

How a Glove Factory in Rural Armenia Is Beating Back Labour Migration to Russia

"Everyone is like me. They love their village, land and water. These things call us back."

25 October 2016

Sri Lankan Tourism: Booming Again, But Mostly for the Military

The Sri Lankan military is investing heavily in the tourism business. The armed forces have several hotels and resorts, many restaurants and cafes, and other tourist facilities.

24 October 2016

In the Eyes of Hong Kong's Housing Market, We Are All Just Sardines

The Bridge

Living spaces in Hong Kong are shrinking in size while prices skyrocket. Here's one response to the absurdity of the situation.

21 October 2016

Sri Lanka Pays the Price for Past Government's Extravagance

The huge sum of money spent canceling an order for new Airbuses could have funded a whole lot more.

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