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· August, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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