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· November, 2009

Stories about East Asia from November, 2009

30 November 2009

Singapore: Is It a City or Country?

Is Singapore a city or a country? This question seems silly since Singapore is globally recognized as an independent state. But for Singapore Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Singapore should be...

Thailand: Former Prime Minister Passes Away

Samak Sundaravej — former Bangkok Governor, cooking show host, and Thailand's 25th Prime Minister passed away last November 24. Read the reactions from Bangkok bloggers and twitterers.

28 November 2009

Barcamp Singapore 4

Philippines: CNN Hero of the year

Cambodia: End of first Khmer Rouge Tribunal deemed a relative success

Many in the international community are calling the first Khmer Rouge Tribunal trial of Kaing Kek Iev, or Duch, a relative success as the trial closed. However, there are indications...

China: Law or Justice?

According to Chongqing Evening News, by November 15th 2905 suspects had been arrested during a massive crackdown on gangs in the municipality of Chongqing, a major city with 30 million population and provincial status. The campaign...

27 November 2009

China: Dwelling Narrowness

China: 41 Popular Chinese Internet Memes From 2009

Japan: Buy Nothing Day

Started in 1992 in Canada by artist Ted Dave, the Buy Nothing Day movement [en] has spread to more than 60 countries around the world, Japan included. In line with...

26 November 2009

China: Prisons more modern & luxurious than schools

China: The hottest people on the internet in 2009

Japan: International Robot Exhibition

China: Great Wall damaged by gold miners

Could the U.S. learn something from China?

Could the world's lone but weary superpower actually learn something from China? This is a question the Time magazine posted when President Barack Obama began his first visit to China....

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