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· July, 2005

Stories about East Asia from July, 2005

News from Chinese Blogosphere

After Tencent required its QQ Group users to register their real name, poll shows that near half of people would abandon the use of this popular IM software. Also 65%...

Malaysia: Malaysian Bloggers on IRC

Brand New Malaysian passes on word that there's now a dedicated IRC channel for Malaysian bloggers.

South Korea: Gotta love those Stalinists

The Marmot's Hole passes along a report that a South Korean academic is arguing the Korean War should be regarded as a “war for the great cause of unification”.

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere – The Anti-Korea Wave

The ever-useful “Ninki Blog Ranking” lists the most-viewed Japanese blogs in a number of different categories. There are blogs for mothers who wish to help their children study more effectively,...

Singapore: New Blog

Coup de Grâce is a new policy-oriented Singapore blog; so far it looks quite promising. (via From a Singapore Angle)

Malaysia: Are you GST-ready?

Jeff Ooi asks his fellow countrymen if they're ready for the upcoming national sales tax.

Philippines: Parliamentary democracy in the Philippines would be a very bad idea

Both Torn and frayed in Manila and Tales From Disiniland are unconvinced by President Arroyo's call to change the Philippine form of government to a parliamentary system.


The Opposite End of China discovers that Google Maps features hi-res photographs of some PLA Air Force bases.

China: The Real Story Behind Sister Lotus

EastSouthNorthWest on the Sister Lotus phenomenon.

China: Business in China

China Herald examines standard Chinese management practices, to the extent that there are any.

Flickr Pick from Japan

“Kimono” by Scott Parish Photographers! We monitor a large number of Flickr feeds every day, looking for photographs that would make good Flickr Picks for Global Voices. If you have...

Meet ThaRum: Cambodia's Second Most Famous Blogger

Tharum started his blog in June 2004 while a student at the National University of Management and working for the Open Forum for Cambodia, a Cambodian NGO devoted to digital...

China: Feedburner Meets Bokee

Feedburner has just announced a partnership with BlogChina Bokee. It should be interesting to see how their offering integrate with each other.

Singapore: Bloggers in the news

Mr.Brown has a great roundup of news stories featuring Singaporean bloggers.

Malaysia: This is outrageous!

Jeff Ooi quotes an economist as saying that the Malaysian ringgit could rise as high as RM3.00 to the US dollar within six to twelve months. For comparison's sake, the...

China: how billionaire stories lead to labor shortage

Do stories about overnight billionaires cause labor shortages in China?

China: New edition of Modern Chinese Dictionary- Danwei

Danwei points out that the Commerical Press has just pushed out the 5th Edition of the Modern Chinese Dictionary. The advent of the new dictionary–which added 6,000 new words and...

Podcast: Love-blogging in Chinese

Prof. Charlie Nesson, co-founder of the Berkman Center and enthusiastic Global Voices supporter, recently traveled to China. He and internet radio journalist Ben Walker made a podcast in which they...

Cambodia: E-Khmer Web Counter

Beth Kanter, of Cambodia4Kids, is trying a novel method for learning Khmer numbers.

China: Irony Lives in China – A Photo Album

EastSouthNorthWest has a photo gallery that conclusively proves that irony is not dead in China.

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