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· December, 2007

Stories about East Asia from December, 2007

Lusosphere: Wishes and hopes for 2008

The new year is inevitably soon arriving and the Lusosphere is booming with posts about traditions, resolutions, wishes, and reflections. Here is a short roundup of Portuguese speaking blogs from...

Cambodia: Social Network For People Living with Disabilities

Cambodian blogger Heng Phan has created a social network for People Living with Disabilities in Cambodia.

Taiwan: Demos Chiang

Demos Chiang is the great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek, the KMT dictator and he started to blog. ESWN translated local report on Demos Chiang's move and his blog post on...

South Korea: DLP Leaders to be Resigned

CINA pointed out the Democratic Labour Party has the greatest loss in the Presidential election as their sympathizers/members had voted for the right wing candidate Lee Hoi-chang. The mainstream had...

China: Guangxi Nailhouse

Zhaumu blogged photos of a most spectacular nail house in Guangxi.

China: Ant Farmers’ Open Letter to Hu Jintao

Zoula has reposted Luliang Ant Farmers’ Open Letter the State president Hu Jintao (zh). The farm said that local government had to be responsible for the bankruptcy of Yilishen and...

Hong Kong: Top News in 2007 Blogosphere

As the year end is approaching, local blogger sidekick has her picks of "Top News in Hong Kong 2007 Blogosphere". She also calls for more comments and suggestions for the...

Bahrain: Reactions after the riots and arrests

In another special roundup, we have the reactions of Bahrain's bloggers to the events of the last few weeks, when rioting took place after the death of a demonstrator during...

Philippines: Sweet Treat

Eating Asia has a pictorial post on how people in rural Philippines work out a sweet treat with a stick and a can of molasses.

Myanmar: On Sanctions

Kalvin makes use of some algebra to show why sanctions are not working in Myanmar.

Thailand: Censoring Thaksin

Bangkok Pundit comments on Thai officials attempts at censoring former prime minister Thaksin's appearance on Thai media.

Malaysia: Getting The Page Rank Back

5xmom is happy to get her google page rank back and swears to stay off paid posts. “No more selling text links, no more paid posts on the these three...

Japan: Web visionary Umeda Mochio

While famous in Japan as a web visionary, Silicon Valley resident Umeda Mochio, president of Muse Associates, co-founder of Pacifica Fund and board member of the Japanese bookmarking and diary...

China: Official Olympics channel's unveiling ceremony crashed

How did a couple's marital issues become today's top sports story? She's a prominent Beijing television broadcaster, he's one of Chinese sports news' top official faces for the Olympics; she...

Korea: Three Singers and Military Service

How much can military service change your life? There were three singers in Korea. The first singer, Yoo Seung Joon, who grew up in the U.S., but still kept the...

Myanmar: Video Showing September Violence

Agam's Gecko points to a new video clip that has emerged from Myanmar. “As if the world needed anymore evidence that the brutal Burmese regime has got to go now,...

Hong Kong: No More Delay For Universal Suffrage

Charles Mok posts the position statement of professional commons on the universal suffrage plan: Delay after Delay; Enough is Enough! in his blog.

China: Hospital Sues Local Governments

Last month a rural migrant worker set fire on himself after he failed to collect 1000 yuan wage from the boss. He was sent to the hospital with promise from...

China: 1Bao Blocked

In Dec 26, 1bao was blocked again, Zhai Minglei said he would continue to write and wait for the blog to be unblocked again (zh).

Hong Kong: Wedding Card Street

Lee Tung Street, more known as the wedding card street, located at Wanchai downtown is demolishing under the urban renewal project. A local resident May, age 59, had hunger strike...

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