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· May, 2006

Stories about East Asia from May, 2006

China: Don't learn Chinese for business opps, learn it for this book

For unavoidable reasons known to all, or at least presumed, Lifeweek editor Wang Xiaofeng, one of China's most entertaining bloggers—known to many for a hoax [#026] pulled in March this...

Hong Kong: Central harbourfront developmental plan

The Hong Kong government announced the developmental plan in the Central harbourfront early this week. Miss Lee in Summer wondered whether the plan is for the interest of developer or...

China: Down with reactionary blogger

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ah Q weekly used an old propaganda poster from Cultural Revolution to make sarcastic remarks on the recent “management”...

South Korea: The current situation in Daechuri and Doduri villages

Because of the expansion of the U.S. military base, farmers in Daechuri and Doduri villages (western seaside of Seoul) are forced to leave their land. There were violent confrontation since...

Hong Kong: June 4 and civic rights movement

The theme of June 4 candle night vigil this year is Civic Rights Movement in China. InMediaHK.net has a collections of articles including 1. the recent development of internet media...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle and Chief Executive

The Bus Uncle video (a video taken on a mobile phone of a young man and older man arguing on the top of a bus) has spread from the internet...

Indonesia: IM Conference Room for Quake Relief

DSC01549 Originally uploaded by Yulianta Ramelan. The World Wide Help Group is maintaining a live IM conference at all times for Java quake relief efforts using Yahoo Messenger so that...

Malaysia: Visiting Sabah

Filipino blogger Amelie at manila rat visits neighbouring Malaysian state of Sabah and shares some observations on the differences between Sabah and the Philippines.

Indonesia: Quake Proof Housing

SarapanEkonomi wants the Indonesia government to make people aware of the importance of building earthquake proof houses. The blogger also asks the government to encourage people in quake-prone area to...

Philippines: Tacky advertising

Village idiot Savant wants Microsoft Philippines to grow up.

Singapore: All Talk, No Action

Lionel is irritated with armchair politicians – the people who find it easy to complain but shy away when it comes to doing something. “I'm sure you have encountered your...

East Timor: Local Journalism

The blogger at Tumbleweed in Timor Leste counters a foreign journalist's remarks about the dearth of reporting by local Timorese journalists. The blogger introduces locals involved in bringing Timorese news...

China: Where is Bart Simpson?

Not Only Movies blogger Raymond Zhou has a post today which articulates a need for more Bart Simpson types in China: cynical youth willing to consider that sometimes authorities and...

Tokyo: Creative rehearsal space

Lee at Tokyo Times has a suggestion, photographic explanation included, for Tokyo musicians hard up for rehearsal space and who risk eviction by practicing at home.

North Korea: Defectors granted asylum

Among the several interesting stories found in The Korea Liberator blogger Joshua's Korea Diary this week is a happy ending for four North Koreans who recently sought to defect.

Macau: Economy booming

A post from Simon at Simon World looks at recent speculation that the fastest growing economy in the world is not to be found in Shanghai, Chongqing, the Pearl River...

Singapore: Kampong Life

Blogger Lam Chun See visits a heritage museum and remembers his childhood days in the Kampong (village).

Taiwan: History of Chinese

China's political turbulence for the larger part of the twentieth century had much more impact on the Chinese language than a mere move from traditional to simplified characters. A growing...

China: Pop psychology online

Pop psychology has reached China, or so says a Virtual China post from Jason Li in which fans of Chinese star search show Super Girl have their motivations analyzed.

South Korea: Local elections end

Some big changes in store can be expected following the conclusion of local elections in the South Korean capitol of Seoul, the results of which can be found in RJ...

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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.

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