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· April, 2006

Stories about East Asia from April, 2006

China: Truth penetrates firewall

In ‘China Good News Vol. 3‘, the Laowiseass blogger posts a letter from a reader: “I just saw a PBS documentary about what happened in Beijing in the summer of...

China: Blogger still held

With help from her father and friends, Nina Wu—older sister of illegally-detained Beijing or Bust blogger Hao Wu—has become a one-woman lobbying force as seen in today's post ‘contact‘.

East Timor: Update from the streets

Things have quietened down in Dili, the East Timor capital. Blogger at Dili-gence drives around the streets of central Dili to look at the damage. A largely peaceful protest by...

Riots and panic in East Timor

Violence broke out in East Timor's capital Dili earlier today. Dili-gence says The usual press outlets have already reported 2 dead and 21 injured. We received a phone call from...

Hong Kong: Incentives for local musicians

This week on n8ma's Xanga site: “news of a new orchestral fellowship for string-playing graduates of the Central, Shanghai, and Hong Kong Conservatories that will help curb the mass emigration...

China: Blog closed for birth

Last week Chinese blogger Bing Feng abruptly closed down his blog. Today he says why.

Taiwan: A Chinese Africa

In ‘Hu charms Africa‘, Taiwan-based American blogger Richard at The Peking Duck links to a story on China's “efforts to create a new world order ” evidenced by president Hu...

China: Culinary journey to the West

In ‘The startling truth behind my Xinjiang pilgrimage‘, Imagethief comes clean on his his real holiday plans: seeking the chuan master. “It is this man who fascinates me. Enigmatic and...

China: Staring happens

Laowiseass‘ Lalaoshi blogs out the reasons why he gets stared at in some places and passed over in others: “I remember no one stared at me in Zhumadian, a Henan...

China: Technorati unblocked

Not that it has much connection to the Chinese blogsphere anyway, but Technorati is back reports Danwei.

Hong Kong: Benefits blogs bring

More meta-commentary from Roland at EastSouthWestNorth in ‘Why Blogs Are Better Than Mainstream Media‘.

Little East Timorese girl's heart operation a success

Meandarings has a post on Maria Soares, the little East Timorese girl who was operated on to repair a hole in her heart. Doctors at Sydney Children's hospital volunteered to...

Thai Kick Boxing

Muay Thai or Kick Boxing is very popular in Thailand and regular bouts are held in major cities. Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia blogs about his visit to a Muay Thai...

Filipino boxer faces tough challenge

Jess at The Postman is following the preparations of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao for his upcoming fight with Mexican Oscar Larios. Jess writes "While Larios is bothered by only one...

North Korea: Multiracial Koreas opposed

Antti Leppänen at Hunjangûi karûch'im

Thai horror movie angers Cambodia

Alvin at chlim01 is bored finds the latest Thai horror flick tasteless as it is set in a prison that resembles Khmer Rouge's dreaded concentration camp. People in Cambodia are...

China: Rock festival coming

Friend Gram at Holidarity pulls quotes from the organizer of The Midi Festival—China's biggest each year—to be held in Beijing during the Golden Week holiday next week. “Before you could...

China: AOL arrives

In ‘Congratulations and Controversy‘, AngryChineseBlogger chunlin looks at the arduous road AOL has been down in trying to establish a presence in China. “After months of speculation, anticipation, and a...

China: Porn's subversive forms

Remember Guangzhou sex blogger Mu Zimei who got shut down and fired in late 2003 after the world took notice? She's in Beijing now, and Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei has...

Taiwan: Punks still DIYing

Sack Be Jim at gotmahmojo finds DIY punk ethic, graffiti and a seldom-seen side of Taiwanese society while visiting a collective of artists squatting in an abandoned building in the...

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

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