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· August, 2010

Stories about East Asia from August, 2010

China: Hidden village of Dafen produces 60% of world's oil paintings

A small artist colony of 8000 artists outside of Shenzhen, China is producing 60% of the world's oil paintings.

Thailand: Tweet Yourself Thai

Tweet Yourself Thai is a blog of “short, timely, thematic lessons for intermediate learners of Thai.”

Vietnam: Helping people with disabilities

Hold the Future is a Hanoi-based based charitable organization in Vietnam that offers vocational training and handicraft production to young people with disabilities.

“I love Malaysia”

SK Thew ponders on the problems facing Malaysian society and concludes that there is still hope to reform the system. Malaysia is celebrating its 53rd Independence Day.

Malaysia: Racist Attack on Eve of Independence Day

On the eve of Malaysia's Independence Day, a story was reported on Facebook about an alleged racist attack by several teenagers. Here are some online reactions and reflections on racism...

China: Beyond being second

Xie Guozhong from my1510 comments on China's rapid economic growth and stresses the need for economic adjustment for a healthy and sustainable economy in the long run.

China: Blogger Fang Zhouzi was attacked

Famous blogger or the Science Cop, Fang Zhouzi, was attacked by thug yesterday (August 29). ESWN translated his blog post about the attack.

China: Tibetan blogosphere

Dechen Pemba introduces the Tibetan blogosphere for tomorrow's BlogDay at the comment factory.

South Korea: Government Plan To Increase Cigarette Price Meets Public Backlash

South Korea’s health department announced on tripling the price of cigarettes to curb the nation’s high smoking rate, prompting a new round of cigarette price disputes online. Many Koreans agree...

Japan: Web Startups Present at WISH 2010

The second edition of the web industry event WISH was held on August 28th, and hundreds gathered to hear a panel discussion by industry leaders and 14 presentations by startup...

East Timor: Narrowing the Digital Divide in Images

Steve Song shares a set of photos from field work on a project that intends to narrow the gap in access to communications in East Timor – Dili Village Telco.

Taiwan: 250000 Facebook users against inadequate court sentence

More than 250 thousand facebook users join together to condemn the recent court sentence that put a rapist in jail for only 3 years and 2 months, much shorter then...

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

Meow Asks Taipei(妙問台北) constantly shares her experiences[zht] of learning and practicing Wing Chun(詠春), a martial art originated from southern China, with detailed human figures and graphs drawn by herself.

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

In South Korea, about one hundred extras from movies and soap operas went on strike, protesting over low pay and verbal abuse in the work place, South Korea's Segye [kr]...

Japan: Anime Director Satoshi Kon's Last Message

Anime director Satoshi Kon died of pancreatic cancer on August 24th, at the age of 46. Kon's final message that was posted to his website resonated with fans around the...

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people....

Japan: Execution chamber opened to the public

Adamu at Mutantfrog comments [en] on the opening of the execution chamber to the local media who were allowed to take a peek at the gallows [en] for the first...

Vietnam: Urban farmers in Hanoi

Aaron Joel Santos posts pictures of farmers in Hanoi, Vietnam. He also comments on the impact of urbanization in the capital.

Thailand: Elitist education and politics

Ladprao 64 asks why many university students and graduates of Thailand are supporting political groups with “fascist” tendencies.

Thailand: Street ice cream

Michael Babcock describes the street ice cream products which are popular in Thailand.

About our East Asia coverage

Oiwan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Nevin Thompson is the Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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