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· March, 2007

Stories about East Asia from March, 2007

East Timor: Electioneering in East Timor

Dili-gence describes the campaigning for the upcoming presidential elections in East Timor.

Cambodia: Sex in South East Asia Video Podcast

Details are Sketchy has a post on a reporter from Sexerati.com visiting Cambodia as a part of her coverage for a video podcast on sex in South East Asia.

Cambodia: SMS blocked During Elections

Mungkol in Cambodia says blocking of mobile SMS during the elections is funny and unreasonable.

Thailand: Pro-Democracy Protests

Publiuspundit has a post on pro-democracy protest in Thailand and the military appointed prime minister's reluctance to declare a state of emergency in Thailand.

China: Chinese photoblogging

Pingmag has an interview with the editor of 3030: New Photography In China on Chinese Photoblogging culture.

Japan: Body Suits

You can choose between sexy body suit or powerful body suit in the beach this summer, Lee from Tokyo Times.

China and U.S: Amercia Oil and China Property Price

Kaie compares the rise of America oil and China property price. Both are nescessary goods and both markets are monopolized (zh).

China: Private Banking

Imagethief comments on China Bank's announcement of private banking service for local millionaires. He anticipates that fat money will still go to global banks.

China: Education system

Onemanbandwidth wrote a piece on China education system, in particular the “industrialization of education”: Investors, smart businessmen with no business being in the education business, are reaping huge profits by...

Taiwan: IMC Archeology and Memory

Gabriele Hadl and Sun-quan Huang has written a brief history of Taiwan IMC (2003-05) and tried to account for its failure. – from interlocals.net

China: Nation's first citizen reporter?

Meet Zola Zhou, independent citizen reporter, blogging live from the nailhouse. But is Zola really China's first citizen reporter? Big-name bloggers like Herock, Doubleleaf and Zhan Bin say he is....

Singapore: Correcting Greek History

With the release of the movie 300 in Singapore, people are talking about Greek history. Modernburrow.lah.cc takes on a history teacher's letter to a newspaper in a bid to reflect...

China: blogger's report on nail house

A young blogger Zola travelled to Chongqing to report on the “Nail House” issue (zh) and came up with a series of report (already 4 posts). His trip was sponsored...

Thailand: An Unique Thai Tourist Attraction

Richard's Life in Thailand takes to an unusual tourist attraction that has not yet made it to the guidebooks.

Cambodia: Blog Training

The youth in Cambodia are very active helping their fellow citizen's learn blogging and get to grips with information technology. Vutha has some pictures from a recent training held in...

Singapore: Improving Singapore's Citizen Journalism Site

com125lo feels that a online participatory media site run by Singapore's main news paper has room for improvement. The blogger suggests that the site invite more bloggers to contribute and...

Japan: Money as origami

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces some fasinating origami made by paper money.

Japan: Abolition of Nationality Clause

Debito reports that Joetsu City will abolish Nationality Clause in limiting foreigner for holding administrative positions (kanrishoku) in the Japanese civil service.

Hong Kong: Government Theme Park

Simon blogs the 4 government building models released yesterday. The government has invited the public to vote: So you can't vote for who sits in the place but you can...

China: top 40 blogs

Yee blogs the Top 40 blogs according to Zhuaxia stats. Zhuaxia is now the most popular online RSS feed reader in China.

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