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· March, 2006

Stories about East Asia from March, 2006

China: trans-Asian oil pipeline

  31 March 2006

Regarding an oil pipeline planned to link Russia and China, with a branch extending through Pakistan into India, the Our Silk Road blogger suggests the old Silk Road could very well be renamed the new Oil Road. “A lucrative idea with a great deal of wheeling and dealing left to...

Korea: Crime prevention

  31 March 2006

Robert in The Marmot's Hole questions whether Korea is as dangerous as the Korean National Police Agency's new crime prevention guide for foreigners makes it out to be. “The National Police Agency said it made the pamphlet because crimes against foreigners have been on the rise recently (funny, I didn’t...

Japan: Kawaii culture

  31 March 2006

The Japundit takes us into a discussion on the aesthetic sensibility of kawaii. (Kawaii translates approximately as “cute“.)

China: Google News

  31 March 2006

Musing Under The Tenement Palm‘s Davesgonechina questions the people at Google on how they determine what is to be included in Google News and is not satisfied with their response.

China: Democratic diaspora

  31 March 2006

“Who even knew that the [Chinese Democratic Party] existed?” asks Michael from The Opposite End of China, in the midst of a trip back home. “I returned to the Chinese consulate in New York today to pick up my visa. Somehow – during the hour or so that I was...

Japan: Corporate culture

  31 March 2006

Japanese corporate culture gets personal for Riding Sun‘s Gaijin Biker when an analyst at his firm receives an e-mail from a disgruntled ex-employee of one of their clients. “Blaming [investor relations] for your company's weak share price is unreasonable enough already. But Komeri's stock, although down from its January high,...

Japan: Textbooks

  30 March 2006

The issue of Japanese textbooks is revisited today with new translations from Coming Anarchy and background to the controversy at The Korea Liberator.

China: Yahoo! in China

  30 March 2006

Today is Pick On Yahoo! Day at Asiapundit with “one of the most-biting attacks on the company and co-founder Jerry Yang that I have yet read,” up first.

China: Essential blogs

  30 March 2006

Danwei‘s Jeremy and Joel list not necessarily the best Chinese blogs and BBS’, but the ones they feel offer the best insight for those who read Chinese. On top is MindMeters Blog: “This collaborative blog, connected to editors and writers from The Economic Observer newspaper (who now make up a...

China: Capitalism

  30 March 2006

China Law Blog‘s Dan Harris follows up on yesterday's post “China — Uber Capitalist,” with today's “China — Uber Capitalist and Loving It,” in which he compares France's stance on free markets with China's.

Philippines: The Story of Jolo

  30 March 2006

Blogkadahan tells story of Jolo, a small town in the southwest of the Philippines which she remembers as once one of the most beautiful place in the country. Now, she says, after 30 years of neglect by the government, being torn apart by war, prejudice, and opportunistic vultures, Jolo is...

Singapore: Honour your pledge

  30 March 2006

At Diary of A Lucky Singaporean Lucky Tan satirises the pledge of Singaporean politicians by applying its wording of justice, equality and democracy to their actions. He finds the pledge should not be taken for granted.

Singapore: Inreases of failed marriage

  30 March 2006

Ryang Wong doubts that telling people to work hard on their marriage is sufficient to prevent divorce. Statistics show that half of the marriages in Singapore these days do not last more than 10 years, and he writes that the changing nature of societal pressures means peoples mindset toward marriage...

Thailand: Thaksinomics 2.0

  30 March 2006

Bookish reports on Thaksinomics 2.0 that he finds lacking substance especially on the vision for lifting the poor out of poverty.

Indonesia: People are leaving

  30 March 2006

Sarapan Ekonomi notices that many people are leaving Indonesia citing the map provided by Worldmapper and commenting that net emigration is common in poor or developing countries, where the poor are leaving in search of a better life.

Vietnam: Annoying government loudspeaker

  30 March 2006

Vietnamese God posts a picture of government's loudspeaker that repeats announcements constantly in his home area. He feels that although in some ways it is helpful, but you will wish it gone, especially on weekend when you trying to relax.

About our East Asia coverage

Oiwan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Nevin Thompson is the Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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