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· June, 2011

Stories about East Asia from June, 2011

30 June 2011

Philippines: Worst Flash Flood Hit “Typhoon-Free” City

Many Filipinos were taken by surprise by the heavy floods that hit the southern Philippine city of Davao recently. The Philippines is notorious for flash flood disasters, but Davao city...

China: Sudanese President Bashir's Visit Raises Eyebrows

In the same week that China voices support for an International Criminal Court warrant out on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it rolls out the red carpet for another ICC fugitive,...

AP to Open News Bureau In North Korea

China: Recycling sewage oil

China: Major Websites Go Red for Communist Party’s 90th Anniversary

China: Local government budget, land seizure and social unrest

China: Fake Propaganda Photo

Japan: Uncanny Terrain, a documentary on Fukushima farmers

Japan: Real Voices, Real Japan

29 June 2011

Filipinos Commemorate Jose Rizal's 150th birthday

Jose Rizal is the Philippines' national hero and one of the first Asian leaders and intellectuals who advocated freedom from colonial rule through peaceful means in late 19th century. His...

South Korea: Downpour-Triggered Landslide Kills One Person

South Korea: Hunger Strike at Temple

28 June 2011

Michael Sandel in China

Last month, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel delivered a lecture on justice and morality at Tsinghua University in China. He also talked about how his theories relate to contemporary China...

North Korea's Fragility in the Face of the Rainy Season

South Korea: Typhoon Opening Doors to Nature's Revenge

A typhoon hit South Korea on June 25 and 26, bringing heavy downpours and gusts and signalling the start of the rainy season. At least nine people were killed and...

China: Canadian expat's reaction to the real-name registration for train ticket

China: Leaked directives for Taiwanese Internet commentators

27 June 2011

Introducing Brunei's Most Popular Blogger

Meet RanoAdidas, Brunei's most popular blogger. His success as a blogger was recently celebrated even by the mainstream media. He proved that blogging is not only a potential source of...

Thailand: ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Thais will troop to the polls next week and although the opposition is leading in some surveys, there is still no certainty of any group clinching a landslide victory. Unusually,...

Thailand: #hiogat election hashtag

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