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· March, 2008

Stories about East Asia from March, 2008

Taiwan: Voices after Presidential Election

March 22 is Taiwan's presidential election held once every four years. The victory is belonging to KMT's Ma Ying-jeou, who got 60 percent of votes and 2 million votes than...

Japan: Why does Mario move from left to right?

Blogger lastline has drawn over 400 bookmarks on the Japanese bookmarking service Hatena for a detailed investigation of the question: Why does the video game character Mario run across the...

China: Foreign Media

DANWEI has organized a panel discussion on foreign media's news coverage of China. Here is a sum up.

China: Open Media Market

In response to the anti-CNN campaign, Huge argued that the solution was to open the media market and protect press freedom [zh].

Japan: Views on Yasukuni, the movie

A documentary film about the controversial Yasukuni shrine, shot by a Chinese filmmaker through funding by a Japanese government agency, has sparked debate and discussion after a group within the...

China: Zeng Jinyan

Zeng Jinyan is back to internet communication [zh] after three months house arrest. As for Hu Jia, he will be on trial again in April 7.

China: Chaos and Nationalism

Shangguan from Tianya blog felt that the Chinese government campaign against western media in the report of Tibet riot has stirred up nationalistic sentiment in China [zh].

Taiwan: Counter Culture

Blog worker wrote a letter to gutsy youths who vote to use counter culture spirit for changes in Taiwan [zh].

Israel: Israeli Vietnamese Poet is Rising Star

“Vaan Nguyen, the 26-year-old, Israeli-born daughter of Vietnamese refugees… is being hailed as one of the country's provocative and innovative young poets,” Dion Nissenbaum reports.

Korea: Roh Moo Hyun Syndrome

The popularity of the previous President, Roh Moo Hyun, in Korea seems to become a hotter issue on the Internet. A new terminology, Roh-Ganji (Roh, his family name + Ganji,...

Japan: Richard Gear ditched by Nissan?

A news report [ja] (summary in English) that Nissan has decided to back out of a contract for a TV commercial with Richard Gear due to the actor's support of...

China: Responses to the Dalai Lama's appeal

As Lhasa has supposedly quieted down, the anti-CNN.com crowd has gone off the deep end, that might be worth exploring more. The death threats they've been making towards Western media...

Hong Kong: Revitalizing Tai O

The Hong Kong government has organized a competition for revitalizing a traditional fishing village, Tai O. Diumanpark pointed out that the word “revitalizing” is a cover up of “commercialization”, which,...

South Korea: Fashion Wave

Metropolitician blogs about the cultural background for the potential rise of Korean fashion wave.

Poland: Stance on Tibet

Kinuk writes about Poland's stance on Tibet and China.

Japan: 40% Spam Blog

Asiajin pointed to Nifty Laboratory survey which found out 40% Japanese Blogs are spam.

China: Petition to Stop the Ban On Tang Wei

Eric Mu from DANWEI translated a petition to stop the ban on Tang Wei – the main actress in the movie “Lust, Caution”.

China: The Wolves are Here!

Huge commented on the debate about Tibet news: When a kid kept on telling lies, one day when the wolves really popped up, no one would believe him anymore [zh].

China: Remembering Our Predecessors

A number of intellectuals, media and cultural workers have written a joint declaration [zh] to commemorate their predecessors, who died for seeking and speaking the truth, before Ching Ming Festival.

Hong Kong: Shopping Experience

Onemanbandwidth has written some funny shopping experiences in Hong Kong.

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