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· October, 2006

Stories about East Asia from October, 2006

China: Writings on the walls

  31 October 2006

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan province, it's no surprise mention was made at major Chinese forum Tianya. From Tianya blogger Big Reporter (大记者): 云南石林县惊现”大字报” Shilin...

East Timor: Youth Gangs

  31 October 2006

Timorsunshine posts a link to a report on groups and gangs in East Timor. ‘Enjoy reading it! It's a great ‘resource’ map for the kind of groups and gangs that young people are involved in.”

China: Ancient Chinese sex advice

  30 October 2006

Alan Baumler at China history group blog goes into the text of Sunu jing–The Classic of the White Girl, to discuss about Chinese thought.

Japan: confession service

  30 October 2006

Lee at Tokyo Times introduces a confession service in Japan. Most of the clients are men in 30s who want to express their love but are afraid of being rejected.

Korea: North Korea spy case

  30 October 2006

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole blogs about the details of spy case against the general secretary of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) and a former DLP central committee member.

Brunei: New GDP Figure

  30 October 2006

The guest blogger at Brunei Resources explains why the new GDP figure for Brunei is both a good news as well as bad news.

China: cross cultural communication

  29 October 2006

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translated an article by Yu Qui-yu, a famous contemporary writer and critics, about the challenges on cross cultural communication for Chinese.

China: free hugs

  29 October 2006

Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports that in Beijing, Changsha, and Xi'an, a certain group of people has decided to take on what they see as the coldness and apathy of human relations in the big city — by giving out free hugs.

Japan: sex's trade

  29 October 2006

“It is expected that in 2007 the sex industry in Japan will surpass the car manufacturing industry in terms of gross capital net gains”, reported by Alexpappas in Japundit.

South Korea: U.S pressure on new foreign minister

  29 October 2006

Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole reports that local newspapers in South Korea suggested that the U.S government has been giving pressure to Roh for appointing Song Min-soon (the present presidential adviser) as the new foreign minister.

South Korea: witchhunt?

  29 October 2006

Kotaji reports that the national security in South Korea started to prosecute Democratic Liberal Party's members for spying for North Korea.

Cambodia: New Lecturer

  27 October 2006

samphors sambo in Cambodia just landed a job as a lecturer. She posts a self-portrait and asks “My sis said: You look cool.My teacher said: You look like gangster lecturer.My Friend asked : Is that how you dress to teach?Another say: Doesn't look like a teacher.And what do you say?”

East Timor: Updates On The Latest Round Of Violence

  27 October 2006

Dili-gence has the latest from East Timorese capital city of Dili where the latest round of violent incidents have left the airport closed. “News reports suggest that at least 2 people were killed in fighting near the airport. The airport is closed. Blackhawk choppers working all night Tuesday night and...

Philippines: Reflections on blogging

  27 October 2006

Solar power teaches journalism in the premier state university of the country. While he appreciates the potential of blogging in the democratization process, he underscores the need to filter information from the internet: “These developments can be seen as empowering for people who want to use the Internet to get...

China: How blogging has changed my life

  27 October 2006

The Chinese Blogger Conference will take place in Hanzhou this weekend. To prepare for the conference, the organizers announced a submission of posts on “How blogging has changed my life?” Keso has reviewed the posts and yesterday announced the best two. The two bloggers, Zola and Xiao Mei, were awarded...

Singapore: Leave the Blogger Alone

  26 October 2006

Kway Teow Man has a balanced look at what Singaporeans call the Wee Shu Min fiasco. Wee Shu Min, a teenager wrote a sharp response to another Singaporean blogger's post about government assistance to help ease life in an increasingly globalised world. The teenager was ridiculed for her “elitist” views...

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