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· September, 2011

Stories about East Asia from September, 2011

Incredible Photos of North Korean Mass Game

Photographer Sam Gellman took 50 photos of a large-scale Mass Games in Pyongyang during his 4-day trip to North Korea. Although nearly 100,000 North Korean were mobilized for the game...

China: Obama Fried Chicken

Obama Fried Chicken (OFC) is now opened in Beijing. (From Shanghaiist)

Laos According to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has released a set of Laos files that confirmed the country’s underdevelopment, endemic corruption in the bureaucracy, and the fragile state of its environment. Here are some online reactions...

Taiwan: Polyglot teaches you Taiwanese indigenous languages

Mike Campbell, a polyglot who can already speak fluent Mandarin, Hakka, Fukien-major languages used in Taiwan, along with a dozen of other languages, is now teaching people how to speak...

Vietnam: Cash Transfer Programs

Stoney Chenal reviews the experience of Vietnam in implementing Cash Transfer programs.

Wikileaks Cables on Laos

Wikileaks has released a set of cables that involve Laos. Blogger Lao Bumpkin identifies the relevant topics in the uploaded files.

China: Sex Education

While young people are interested in sex, 65.9% has not received any sex education and misled youngsters see abortion as a way of contraception. (More from China Hush)

Philippines: Creative Protests During Campus Strikes

Last week's nationwide campus strikes in the Philippines against education budget cuts saw the lively and creative integration of online tools to mobilize thousands to fight for the right to...

China: Shanghai Metro Crash Injures More Than 200

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times reports on the Shanghai Metro Crash happened yesterday (September 27). More than 200 people were injured in the accident.

East Timor: Tasi Mane Petroleum Infrastructure Project

A local Non-Government Organization, La'o Hamutuk, has set-up a special website page to gather information, monitor project updates, and document the resistance of a community to East Timor’s Tasi Mane...

China: Xinjiang’s Most Popular Song

Josh recommends an Uyghur pop song from Xinjiang presented by a trio, named Shahrizoda, from Uzbekistan.

Recreating China Map into Maga

Shanghaiist collects a series of anime character drawings recreated from the China map.

China: A rejected entry permit to Hong Kong

Annie Lee from ChinaHush translated a blog post by a mainland Chinese Su Gengsheng, who expressed her frustration over the application of entry permit to Hong Kong.

China: Why do rumors explode in China?

China Media Project has translated the editorial of China Daily discussing the spread of rumors in China.

China: Secret Arrest to be Justified by Law Amendment

The Chinese government is in the process of completing an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). The draft, released for public consultation on 30 August, has sparked an intense...

Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies

The Black Tokyo blog writes about the rich history of Asia studies by African-American scholars. “I want to follow the path of Blacks that have made it possible for other...

North Korea: Kim Jong-Il's Surprise Appearance On the Simpsons

Martyn Williams from the North Korea Tech blog wrote a short post on Kim Jong-il's appearance on “The Simpsons”. One character from the episode says that he was forced to...

North Korea: Kim Jong-il Plans to Solve Famine by Breeding Giant Rabbits

Zimbabwe Metro site posted a list of eccentric acts and plans carried out by North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il. It includes Kim's plan to solve famine by breeding giant rabbits...

Book Review: ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea’

Change in Longitude blog posted a thorough review of the book ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea’ by Barbara Demick. The book’s title comes from a song that...

Ethical Issues in Doing Business in North Korea

Uhro van der Pluijm from Omkar Gopalakrishnan's Posterous blog wrote about ethical issues in doing business in North Korea.

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