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Stories about East Asia
3 May 2016
Hundreds of Chinese Schoolchildren Have Been Poisoned, But Their Affluent Families Aren’t Winning Them Much Sympathy
There's a public safety crisis in Changzhou, where hundreds of schoolchildren fell ill after exposure to toxic compounds. Unfortunately for the ailing kids, their families are rich and widely disliked.
2 May 2016
A group of peace advocates launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”
"Protecting our environment is the most important job anyone could take on, it shouldn’t be one of the most dangerous."
28 April 2016
The Canadian filmmaker Estelle Herbert has produced a one-hour documentary about one village's struggle to revive after a massive tsunami devastated much of Japan on March 11, 2011.
27 April 2016
"We are concerned that Mr Wu is becoming a victim of the Chinese government’s increasingly intrusive attempts to curb voices of dissent among overseas Chinese."
Every year Japan marks the start of spring with the arrival of 'Yellow Sand' from the Asian mainland. The sand hampers visibility and can cause illness and skin problems.
According to Japanese stereotypes, which country in Europe has the most luxurious prisons? And which country in Europe is full of stupid people? And why can't Latvians eat potatoes?
"The case involves a serious violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and raises grave concerns about the rule of law under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle..."
26 April 2016
Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.
25 April 2016
"Flooding the fields before planting really makes this a representative scene of Japan. The call of the Japanese nightingale echoes throughout the valley. I am entranced by the scene."
24 April 2016
The confiscated jewelry items in this collection are "tangible reminders of the insidious evil of plunder and dictatorship during the Martial Law."
23 April 2016
Human rights groups and media freedom advocates denounced the proposal as a curtailment of free speech, adding that the move reverses Malaysia's earlier stated commitment to promoting Internet freedom.
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to live in the open in Japan following powerful earthquakes, torrential rains, flooding and landslides.
21 April 2016
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
20 April 2016
Access My Info generates a letter for users to send to relevant privacy officers of internet service providers and mobile phone companies to request data about themselves.
"If your family is humiliated and bullied, wouldn't you stand up to help them? I don't understanding what you are laughing at."
19 April 2016
18 April 2016
16 April 2016
Even more powerful earthquakes have hit a wide area of Kyushu causing widespread damage, and stoking fears of a volcanic eruption.
Twenty-eight-year-old Ocean Vuong speaks of his experience coming from Vietnam to the US in his debut poetry collection "Night Sky with Exit Wounds."