Stories about East Asia from August, 2006
South Korea: relation with U.S
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole has two posts on Korea-U.S relation regarding the withdrawal of U.S troop or the flexible military strategy in South Korea. The first one is a comment on an opinion piece written in Chosun Ilbo. The second one is a summary of varous reactions towards the...
China: more on Foxconn
Bingfeng is now translating comments from present and ex-foxconn workers on the working conditions in Foxconn from the two First Financial Daily workers’ blog. According to Bingfeng, the newspapers company has a meeting last night to collect evidences to prepare for the libel case.
China: sexist and racist blog in Shanghai
Shang pei-jin from Shanghaiist has a detailed sum up on Chinabounder (Shanghai foreign sex blogger) issue.
China: data searching
Lyn Jeffery from Virtual China introduces a new website for searching data in China: soshoo.com. The website bills itself as the first free Chinese vertical search engine focusing on statistics and survey data.
China: Foxconn court case con't
Bingfeng updates that Shenzhen court has unfreezed the personal assets of the journalists, foxconn now sues BOTH the newspaper AND the two journalists and seeks only 1 RMB instead of 3 million RMB in damages. Roland continues his media analysis and for the first time describes his life as an...
South Korea: ILO Pusan
Jamie from Two Koreas tells us how the International Labour Organization's meeting is going on in Busan now.
Brunei: Stray Dogs
The blogger at Our Local Style looks at the problem of stray dogs in Brunei and suggest a solution. “It’s also unfair to punish the animals for what I perceive to be our own crimes. These strays didn’t just pop out of thin air. Where did they come from? Abandoned...
Dog attack opens up a can of worms
AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy, mauled by a pack of stray dogs, told of the attack in an exclusive interview yesterday and demanded that strays be cleared off the streets. - Brunei Times, 30th August, 2006 Will the Government policy makers succumb to the wishes of this little boy? It...
Singapore: Nation Wide Wi-Fi
Ketsugi is excited about the upcoming nationwide wireless internet service in Singapore.
Malaysia: National Day Wish
Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang talks about pressing issues that Malaysia is facing this National Day(31 August).
South Korea: media worker union
Cho Jun Sang, president of the labour union of the South Korean newspaper ‘Hankyoreh’ talks about the background and concern of South Korea media workers union in Asia Media Forum.
Japan: sexless marriage
Lee in Tokyo Times shows the statistic of sex life in Asia countries and reconfirms the social phenomena of sexless marriage in Japan.
China: Foxconn's PR strategy
Joel Martinsen in DANWEI gathers some different (sympathetic) views on Foxconn's court case against mainland journalists. ESWN analyses the case from a PR war point of view. Imaginethief writes a very long post explaining Foxconn's rationality, and how its failure in PR has risk its relation with foreign customers.
Hong Kong: Jimmy Wales
Chiao blogs his eat-eat-talk-talk conversation with Jimmy Wales and briefly discusses about future development of the very young wiki community in Hong Kong.
Indonesia: Patient vs. Pharma
Indonesia anonymus relates a co-worker's experience on a visit to a doctor. The post talks about certain doctors favouring pharmaceutical companies sometimes at the expense of the patients.
Philippines’ worst marine disaster
The beautiful island of Guimaras, located in central Philippines, is under state of calamity. More than 26,000 people who depend on fishing suddenly lost their livelihood after tanker MT Solar 1, chartered by Petron, sank in 3,000 ft of water with some two million liters of industrial fuel.
Vietnam: Trip to Halong Bay
Vietnamese God vists Halong bay – one of the popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. The bloggers posts some pictures and reflects “It was so quiet, nothing much happening around, just the boat engine going sometimes on and off. Sitting on the top of the boat in that peaceful atmosphere made...
Singapore: A Teacher Reflects
Via Tomorrow.sg comes a post where a teacher in Singapore is talking about what makes her hate her job as a teacher.
Cambodia: Web Portal and Destructive People
Vutha in Cambodia is upset with people who are causing disruptions in a community web portal project. The project known as the Community Information Center Webportal Cambodia (CIC webportal) was inactive for a while and the blogger is helping it become active again. “Finally, I am not sure whether CIC...
Malaysia: Mahatir's Lament
Ktemoc covers the latest attempt by former Malaysian prime minister Mahatir to claim back the centrestage in Malaysian politics. Mahatir was one of the longest serving leaders in the world. He retired from active politics after handing over the power to Ahmad Badawi [AAB] couple of years back. Recently, Mahatir...
China: Peking University
Joel Martinsen from DAWEI reports that “Peking University,” which has endured since 1912, will eventually give way to “University of Beijing.” The school official claims that it is to make the university more grammatical correct.