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· September, 2006

Stories about East Asia from September, 2006

Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane

Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon....

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the...

Cambodia: Vietnamese Soldiers

Chhay Vet blogging at Khmer440 remember the time immidiately after the fall of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The blogger has respect for the first batch of Vietnamese troops who helped...

Vietnam: Caring for Parents

Virtual Doug in a post titled Filial Piety talks about the differences in parent child relationship in Vietnam and the US. “The American and Asian cultures are very, very different...

Indonesia: New Political Parties

Indonesia Matters lists newly registerd political parties in Indonesia. The blogger also taks about how the explosion in the number of parties is causing parties to come up with similar...

Philippines: Typhoon Milenyo

Manuel Quezon in Philippines rounds up the typhoon Milenyo stories from the papers and the blogs. The typhoon, knows as Xangsane internationally struck the Philippines on wednesday and is now...

Philippines: Fiesta in San Agustin

Ivan Henaras visits the town of San Agustin and attends a fiesta there. The blogger is surprised to find a lost tradition still being practised in San Agustin/ “I was...

China: Killing chickens, not for bird flu

A corruption probe has led to the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, the highest-ranked Communist official in Shanghai and key member of former Chairman Jiang Zemin‘s Shanghai Gang, a rival faction...

China: the reply of the spoofed poet

The poet Zhao Lihua has been spoofed by netizen in the past few weeks. Joel Martinsen from DAWEI summarizes the debate and translates the reply of the poet: Let's all...

Singapore and Hong Kong: ban FEER

The Far Eastern Economic Review's editor blogs about the decision of singapore government to ban the magazine: “It has explicitly warned that not only is the Review Publishing Company forbidden...

South Korea: history of prostitution

Robert Neff writes in detail about the history of prostitution in Korea (Chosun), it is one of the oldest profession.

Hong Kong: urban renewal

Chong at interlocals.net translates a citizen report on a urban renewal project in a poor district in Hong Kong: “There are more poor people than the rich in Hong Kong....

Taiwan: Media Riot

There have been many complaints about mainstream media practice in Taiwan. Some feel that it hampers Taiwan from developing into a matured democratic society. Recently the whole island's news reports...

Video: Vietnamese bloggers get “kinky” for charity

Vietnamese blogger Elmooh has uploaded a series of four videos shot at an “Offline Party” – a blogger-organized charity fundraiser in Hanoi. The party included a game involving young men,...

Vietnam: Cambodia to Vietnam

Tim Hoiland has posted a pictorial account of his trip from Cambodia capital Phnom Penh to Saigon in Vietnam. The pictures provide insights in the life and occupations around the...

Cambodia: Ancestor's Day

Vutha in Cambodia introduces Prachum Benda, the Cambodian Ancestor's day. “The fifteen-day observance of Prachum Benda, or Ancestors’ Day, is a time for living relatives to remember their ancestors and...

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is...

South Korea: solidarity protest against military base

Days in Daechuri reports on the weekend solidarity protest in seoul against the expansion of military base in Pyeongtaek. There were also protests in New York and Los Angeles.

China: harmonious society

Positive solutions writes on the social economic background for the Chinese government's propaganda of building a harmonious society.

South Korea: Crisis in the Humanities in Korea

An opinion piece written by Yoo Seung-gi in Ohmynews, talking about the crisis in humanities subjects in Korea education.

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