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· February, 2012

Stories about East Asia from February, 2012

Thailand: Facebook Blamed for Teen Pregnancies

Netizens in Thailand react to the report of the National Economic and Social Development Board that popular social networking site Facebook is partly to blame for the unwanted teen pregnancies...

Taiwan: Say No to Ractopamine Tainted American Meat

Ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing feed additive, is banned in Taiwan and more than 150 other countries. However, under pressure from the US government, the newly elected Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is...

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Myanmar: Visiting the Kachin Refugee Camp

Hong Kong, China: Visual Presentation of Why Hongkongers are Unhappy

China: Young Girl Burned & Disfigured By Son of Government Official

China: Capitalizing Social Network

Hong Kong: Scandals at the Eve of Chief Executive Selection

Singapore: Reactions to the Proposed 2012 Budget

Netizens react to the proposed 2012 budget of the Singapore government, which includes a commitment to lower the country’s dependence on foreign workforce, greater assistance to the elderly, the disabled...

China, Koreas: Netizens Express Humanitarian Concern Over North Korean Refugees

As the Chinese government continues to repatriate North Korean refugees who succeed in fleeing into China, views among the country's netizens are split but seem to show more sympathy than...

Indonesia: Should Government Censor ‘Rude’ Tweets?

Cambodia: Network Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

East Timor: Oil and Politics

China: 1 Billion Mobile Phone Users

Hong Kong, India: Farewell to Hong Kong

North Korea's Radio Jamming Fails Temporarily

East Timor: Cats, Monsters in Pre-Election Video Humor

Less than one month to go for the presidential elections in East Timor, and one of the most original uses of citizen media in the anticipation of the elections is...

China: Tibetan Matches

Evil Overlords or Lucky Devils: The Men Who Rule Hong Kong

China, U.S.A: Reading between the lines of Xi Jinping's U.S. visit

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