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· January, 2011

Stories about East Asia from January, 2011

Egypt Protests 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

Korean and Egyptian activists held a protest together in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Seoul today. Several local media published articles on today's demonstration which titled ‘ A Protest...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's party launches new website

Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy, has launched a new website. The NLD is the main opposition party in Myanmar.

China: Law student almost got arrested for attempt to capture cadre’s privilege moment

A Beijing University student ran into trouble when trying to take some snapshots of a cadre who enjoyed privilege in the train station. Full story see Olivia from China Hush.

China: The eight most read China blogs

Dan from China Law Blog introduces the eight most read English written China blogs to his readers.

China: Role in resolving Africa's conflicts

Safeworld, a NGO on peace and conflict, published a report on China's glowing role in resolving Africa's conflicts.

Qatar: Thousands of ticket-holders turned away from Asian Cup final

Qatar hits a snag with Asian Cup final, as thousands of ticket-holders are banned at the gate for security reasons. Irate, disappointed and heartbroken fans fill the Internet with their...

Taiwan: Animal protection “cockroaches” on Facebook

Boogier warns facebook users to think twice before clicking “like” or “share” button on those pitiful stories and photos of stray dogs and poor dog carers. He criticizes this kind of tactics used...

Philippines: SIM cards – to register or not to register?

The mandatory cell phone SIM card registration proposal continues to generate an intense online debate in the Philippines as bloggers share their views whether the measure will be an effective...

China: Censorship Virus Breaks into PKU Printers

Peking University's Portal Website calls for urgent attention on the recent introduction of censorship mechanism among the campus printing shops: no political sensitive materials can be photocopied inside the campus.

China: 88% of Chinese trust government?

Edelman, one of the top five global public relations firms, released its 2011 Trust Barometer on January 26 2011. The report indicates that China ranked first, with 88% trust, in...

Philippines: Online debate over SIM registration

The registration of cellphone subscriber identification module (SIM) cards has become a hot topic for Filipino netizens as lawmakers pushed for the measure in the wake of a recent bus...

China: Air force training exercise or Top Gun?

China Central Television reported on an air force training exercise on January 23. The news clip showed a target hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft....

China: Current Affairs Commentary, the Internet and the Spirit of the Media

Veteran journalist Chang Ping (长平) has been forced by authorities to leave the Southern Media Group, where he has worked as an editor and columnist for years. It is believed...

South Korea: A Photo Exhibition on Abandoned Animals of Yeonpyeong Island

Pressian posted heartbreaking photos of animals abandoned in the Yeonpyeong island after North Korea's artillery attack. An animal rights group, KARA, held a photo exhibition in Seoul displaying photos of...

Japan: Free Press Association

Carrying on the mission of abolishing the monopoly in information in Japan [en], a group of freelance and online journalists founded the Free Press Association of Japan (日本報道協会, Nihon Hohdoh...

Taiwan: Ma Ying-jeou on Facebook

President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan(Republic of China) opens his official facebook fan page today. At the “About” session it says that the goal of the fan page “…is not to...

Vietnam: Saigon earthquake

Adventure as Miss Saigon blogs about the recent 4.8 earthquake which hit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Twitterers like MoodyRain, eds_m, and nguyenhimself also tweeted about it.

Vietnamese Calligraphy

HCMC Today describes a sample of the Vietnamese Calligraphy in Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Vietnam.

Vietnam: Vanishing landmarks

TW in Vietnam blogs about the vanishing landmarks in Saigon and the need to preserve historical sites in the city.

Vietnam to expel undocumented foreign workers

saigonnezumi discusses the social and economic impact if Vietnam decides to expel about 30,000 undocumented foreign workers.

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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