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· January, 2007

Stories about East Asia from January, 2007

Philippines: Taho Seller

Senor Enrique in Manila introduces us to Jun, a Taho seller. Taho is a popular sweet snack in Philippines and it is made with bean curd, liquefied raw sugar and...

Myanmar: Inle Lake

Bangkok Dazed takes us to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar's popular tourist destination. Inle Lake is a large fresh water lake in Shan state.

Africa: women's rights, Africa and China

Sociolingo's Africa blog has a post about a new book by Fahamu on Women's rights, Africa and China, “The traditional perception of African women is that they face grinding poverty...

China: Out of Libya

It‘s [zh] since been disabled, but there was one especially eye-catching post on Tianya, one of China's most widely-read bbs forum sites last month. ‘Save us!’ it read. ‘We've been...

Japan: winter purification rituals

David Weber in Japundit blogs about the winter purification-through-freezing-water rituals in Japan.

China: economic confidence

China Diligence has an article about certain landmarks / issues to look out for as China makes the transition from “from self-loathing acolyte to over-confident preacher.”

China: population policy

Xueyong suggested that by improving rural women's education, China can achieve a better population policy (zh).

China: Xinjiang watch

A blog that tells you the most updated news about Xinjiang, with daily translation of local news.

China: internet addiction clinic

IFTF from virtual China found a video clip about the Internet addiction clinic in Beijing.

South Korea: alternative fashion show

Jamie from interlocals.net reports on an interesting alternative fashion show in Seoul: The clothes were made and modeled by the women who made them as well as by a number...

Malaysia: We Are Not Liars

Lucia Lai takes offence at her prime minister using the term “lairs” to describe bloggers who write negative posts about his leadership. “anyway, what is a lie? how do you...

Malaysia: Upgrading to Vista

Life in a Cube wonders if he should upgrade his computer to the latest operating system from Microsoft. The blogger offers tips to others who might be thinking of upgrading.

Malaysia: Airline Fuel Surcharge

The blogger at Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin is asking the Malaysian Airlines to emulate other airlnes from the region and do away with the fuel surcharge as oil prices have...

Philippines: Blogparteeh07 Images

Drivebyshooter has posted pictures from the recent Blogparteeh07 event in Manila.

South Korea: latest development in Daechuri

Days in Daechuri has the latest updates on the anti military base movement in Daechuri: The villagers, exhausted by several years of resistance to government threats and attacks, have in...

Japan: marriage stats

Adamu highlights some figures in the recent marriage statistics in Japan: In 1995, most internationally marrying Japanese men (35%) took Filipina brides, while a quarter of them married Chinese women....

Japan and South Korea: waves from both sides

Ampontan blogs about the recent Japan wave from South Korea in term of tourism to Kyushu. Korean tourists, by taking the high speed jetfoils across the sea of Japan, can...

Taiwan: textbook debate

Micheal Turton from the View from Taiwan gives us more background concerning the change of textbook content in Taiwan: This is part of a continuing wave of pro-Taiwan educational changes...

China: civilized web

The China media project has a report on the Chinese government's recent move to develop a “civilized web”.

China: four letter words in blog

Wang Xiao feng explains why he uses four-letter words in his blog. The most frequent word is stupid-ass, because there are plenty of them… (zh)

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