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· August, 2008

Stories about East Asia from August, 2008

31 August 2008

Egypt: Respecting Traffic Lights

What does people's attitudes towards crossing the road have to do with where their country stands in the world? Egyptian blogger Egyptian in the USA brings us the answer in...

Russia, Georgia, U.S.: Michael Lee White's Passport

China: gold medals=a great power in sports?

51 gold medals, a comment of "truly exceptional" from IOC, and spectacular images left to the world, China held a real party of sports in 16-day Olympics. But does this...

30 August 2008

Thailand: People’s coup or putsch?

Since Tuesday, anti-government protesters have invaded Thailand’s Government House demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. The rallyists, estimated to be as low as 3,000 to as high...

Korea: Korean Mata Hari – North Korean Spy Scandal.

While the Beijing Olympics was held, Koreans were excited about news of a series of medals. It even seemed that hot attention to political issues and arguments among the citizens...

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

Singapore: Blogger-dissident still in jail

Audio slide of Bangkok rallies

Rotaractors’ views on Indonesia

29 August 2008

South Korea: Old City Hall

Japan: Paper Art

China: Chinese Lies

China: The Cost of a Gold Medal

Costa Rica: President Arias Asks Dalai Lama to Postpone Visit

Costa Rican president Oscar Arias asked Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama to postpone a private visit to the country, citing that Arias won't be in the country to receive him....

28 August 2008

Japan: Ministry study on biological roots of withdrawal and rage

Starting next year, a team of researchers recruited by the Japanese Ministry of Education will commit themselves to studying the connection between brain structure and sociability. Their aim will be...

South Korea: Leftwing Economist Arrested for Subversion

South Korea: Religion Divide

South Korea: Sex Offender Bracelet

Japan: Virtual Temple

Japan: Animal Garbage Bag

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