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· August, 2010

Stories about East Asia from August, 2010

31 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

Vietnam: Helping people with disabilities

“I love Malaysia”

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

30 August 2010

China: Blogger Fang Zhouzi was attacked

China: Tibetan blogosphere

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

Taiwan: 250000 Facebook users against inadequate court sentence

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

28 August 2010

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

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

Vietnam: Urban farmers in Hanoi

Thailand: Elitist education and politics

Thailand: Street ice cream

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