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· July, 2009

Stories about East Asia from July, 2009

Japan: Housing statistics

Chinese NGOs: reading political signs in the fate of Gongmeng

China: Sulfur mining in Big Tree County

Laos: Pollution from paper factory

Lao SEA Games 2009

Situation of Indonesian farmers

Philippines: Taal Volcano

Japan: DPJ's election manifesto

Taiwan: Racist cartoon causes controversy

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs published a booklet featuring two cartoon characters to inform the public about the proposed free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, commonly referred to as...

Philippines: Reactions to the 9th State of the Nation Address

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave her 9th State of the Nation Address last Monday, July 27, 2009. This post is a sample of the varied responses to the speech in...

Japan: Parental child abduction

Given the rise in cases where children born to a Japanese mother and a foreign father are abducted by the Japanese mothers and brought to Japan without the father's consent,...

Japan: Yokohama Mayor Resigns

Malaysia: Remembering film director Yasmin Ahmad

Popular Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad passed away suddenly on July 25. The Malaysian blogosphere took to their keyboards to pay tribute to the icon.

China: “Internet addiction disorder” is a joke

Japan: Election manifesto

Philippines: Eating Taho

What is Team Building in the Filipino Language?

China: One-Child Policy Heading for a Revision

According to Time magazine, the one-child policy, a cornerstone of contemporary China, will be changed when word got out late last week that Shanghai was encouraging couples to have additional...

China: Missing iPhone pressured mainland worker to suicide

Sun Dangyang, 25, was born in a small village. He earned his college degree in Harbin University and was then employed by Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and one of Apple’s...

China: The New York Times Enrages Netizens

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