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· February, 2009

Stories about East Asia from February, 2009

28 February 2009

Hong Kong: Budget report: university students on sale!

Financial Secretary of Hong Kong John Tsang made the budget speech for the fiscal year 2009-2010 at the Legislative Council on 25 of February. This is the first budget report...

27 February 2009

Japan: Bloggers on the Nakagawa affair

Over a week has passed since now-infamous footage of Japan's former finance minister Shōichi Nakagawa stumbling through a 20 minute speech at the G7 meeting in Rome made world headlines...

Korea: Economic downturn and which companies have the best chances for survival.

While all of us hope the economic downturn is over soon, it seems that it’s a long term battle. Companies are cutting employees or decreasing their business scope. A netizen...

China: From Red Guards to Cyber-vigilantism to where next?

China: Harnessing human search engines for government use

Japan: Alpha Blogger Awards 2008 (Part 2)

Starting December 24th, the Alpha Blogger website called for people to nominate 1-3 blog entries written in 2008 that had affected them the most. Mid-term results were announced on January...

26 February 2009

Taiwan: CECA, economic elixir or poison?

CECA? Neither a new game console from Japan nor another evil science project that is going to bring this world to an end? But according to the Government, CECA is...

China: Bush maize ad

China: Reactions on the auction of stolen bronze relics

Taiwan: Google Map back to 1944

25 February 2009

Singapore: Copyright Act and blogosphere

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

Malaysia: Many are not satisfied with their sex lives

Malaysia: Operation Valentine

Brunei: Fund drive for flood victims

As part of the efforts to collect donations for flood victims, charity drives have been organized in recent weeks in Brunei. The heavy downpour last month caused heavy floods and...

Indonesia: Tsunami museum

Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree

Nepalese doctors in the Philippines

Philippines: Praise for “Milk” film

China: A hard place to defend

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