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· November, 2007

Stories about East Asia from November, 2007

China: Fake Confession on Fake Tiger

Joel Martinsen from Danwei summarizes the official responses to the fake tiger issue and netizens’ spoofing of the responses.

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

Zengying points out (zh) that the relation between Medical practitioner and patient is very tense in China. A major reason is the marketization of medical care, which turns the relation...

China: Editor's House Raided by Police

According to Zhen Jin-yan, the Shanghai police searched Zhai Minglei's (Chief Editor of Minjian) home yesterday and confiscated 41 copies of Minjian and his computer's hard disk under the charge...

China: Shanghai Stock Market

Fons from China Herald comments on the ups and downs of Shanghai stock Market.

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

Today (Nov 30), the Premier of the State Council Wen Jia-bao visits the AIDS village in Hunan, his last visit was three years ago. AIDS activist Hu Jia pointed out...

Hong Kong: Inspired by Nude Photos?

Recently the Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang visited Beijing “798 Art District” and saw the exhibition of huge nude photos. He said he was inspired and had more expectation...

China: Labour Protest

Hunan BBS has a citizen report on a labour protest in Dongguan. Photos show that there are thousands of workers gathering outside the electronic factory demanding an increase of salary...

Taiwan: Any Blind Spot in Blogsphere?–Blogblind

An experimental website was born in Taiwan in Nov 20, 2007: ‘Blogblind‘ (It was closed in two days). The main concept is digging (as in Digg) blogs that people do...

Cambodia: Welcoming Burmese Leader

Borin does not wish to welcome the Burmese leader to Cambodia.

Japan: Environmentally-friendly coffin

Blogger Kaz introduces and talks about environmentally-friendly paper coffins, which he found in an advertisement put by an ISO14001 certified funeral company. The paper coffins reduce the amount of fuel...

Philippines: Rebel Soldiers Take Over Manila Hotel

News from the blogosphere in the Philippines of the latest attempt by the 2003 coup leaders to get rid of the current administration in Philippines.

Japan: Robot Award

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces the list of nominees for the 2007 robot award in Japan.

South Korea: Crackdown on Migrant Workers

Jamie from Two Koreas posts the call for international solidarity by local labour union against the government violent crackdown of migrant worker union. More background can be found at local...

China: New Idiom

Doublleaf suggests a new idiom “Zheng Long Pai Hu” (zh). Its literal meaning is Zheng Long taking the tiger photo and its extended meaning is someone doing forgery for interest...

China: Taxing Post-graduate Student

Pbzhai writes a story he heard from his university [zh]. A post-graduate student wrote to the Nanjing city mayor and asked why the post-graduate students had to be taxed even...

South Korea: Wartime Propaganda Movie

Matt looks into a propaganda movie Volunteer (Jiwonbyeong) from 1941 in detail to study traces of Korean contemporary nationalism.

South Korea: Migrant Worker Trade Union Leaders Arrested

CINA blogs about the South Korea government's crackdown of the migrant worker trade union yesterday (Nov 27).

Hong Kong: Animal Reproduction Right?

The Hong Kong government recently introduced a new regulation which requires animal breeders to have proper license. Some breeders protested that animal should have reproduction right and the license is...

China: Digg Model Won't Work?

Gomain points out that Chinese internet user is more keen on comment rather than voting for a post and the digg model hasn't been very popular so far[zh].

China: “Red Foreigner” Sings Red Songs Naked

An American blogger who names himself Honglaowai (red foreigner) has revived the Chinese red songs, a serious political music in China ,and extensively posted his music videos on YouTube, Youku...

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