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· January, 2008

Stories about East Asia from January, 2008

Singapore: ASUS EEE PC Review

Singapore blogger Rinaz test drives Asus's latest Linux based sub-notebook. The computer is just started selling in South East Asia and there are user groups already in Thailand and the...

Anguilla, China: Illegal foreign labour?

Are Anguillan building contractors using cheap and illegal Chinese labour? Corruption-Free Anguilla is concerned.

Korea: Entertainers’ lives, media and internet

Na Hoon-a, a legendary singer in Korea famous for his charisma during his 40 year career and for numerous rumors about his personal life, surprised everyone at a press conference....

China: Learning from Pornography Website

Dupola suggests that internet business should learn from pornography websites (zh) in terms of their market strategy, relation with the users, income sources and scale.

Hong Kong: Party Politics

Despite the fact that people are in general cynical about political party, legislator Tsang Yok Shing predicts that the 2017 timetable for universal suffrage will bring party politics to the...

Japan: Whale as Food Culture

Lee from Toyko Times blogs about Japan Prime Minister Fukuda's defence for whale research while public discourse is about food culture.

Japan: Letters from the Prison

Debito posted letters from Osayuwamen Idubor, written in jail. The Nigerian was sentenced last December to three years for rape despite no physical evidence and flawed accuser testimony. Part I...

South Korea: Abusive Daycare

Korea Beats translated a citizen report from ohmynews about an abusive daycare center. Matt has an update of the story.

China: Internet Privacy

Vincent points out that many social networking sites have violated the protection of privacy. For example the fact that spokeo.com can track down hundreds of friends’ online activities via their...

The difference between Senegal and China

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of...

China: Hu Jia's family become human “state secrets”

And likely very skinny ones at this point, having been locked away from journalists and lawyers and bringers of milk formula for over a month now. Since AIDS activist-turned house...

Cambodia: Online Game Launch

Vutha takes us to the launch of an online game in Cambodia where a popular Cambodian singer appears as one of characters from the game.

Brunei: YouTube Not Blocked After All

Maurina confirms that YouTube is now available in Brunei. Netizens earlier got a scare when they could not access the popular video sharing site and there were rumors that the...

Brunei: Old Brunei Papers

The Daily Brunei Resources blogger reveals the sources from which he gets ideas for his blog posts.

China: Xi Hu's White Winter

ShaoShilong posts some great pictures of Xi Hu or West Lake in white winter.

China: The Anger of the Weak

On his way to the office, Zengying saw a hawker running away from the city control team. He warned the powerful not to neglect the anger of the weak and...

China: Spring Travel Transportation Map

Hecaitou points out that the google map for spring travel transportation is very helpful and he expresses great thanks for the staff creating the page.

Singapore: Increasing Chinese New Year Takes

Geek Goddess has some tips on how to increase your Chinese New Year takes. Younger and unmarried members of the family receive red packets with money in it for Chinese...

South Korea: Cry from a Nepalese Migrant Worker

Suwash Budathoki, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested in the S. Korean capital Seoul on July 7, 2007 and now struggling to overcome his ill-health in Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center. IBMK...

Hong Kong: Artists’ Nude Photos

Some nude photos of two local artists were put on net via overseas website, now the Hong Kong police is investigating the uploading sources – more from ESWN.

About our East Asia coverage

Oiwan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Nevin Thompson is the Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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