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· April, 2012

Stories about East Asia from April, 2012

30 April 2012

China: Kim Jong-Un Photoshop meme

China: A Hiker's Guide to Xinjiang

China: Populist Politics in China

Malaysia: Thousands Joined Bersih 3.0 Protest

Thousands of Malaysians gathered in the streets in support of Bersih 3.0, a campaign for electoral reforms. But police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowd. Hundreds...

29 April 2012

China: The Heroine Behind Chen Guangcheng's Escape Arrested

He Peirong, a Chinese activist who helped blind lawyer and civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng escape his house arrest has herself now been detained.

Refugees: Online Media and Technology to the Service of Refugees

Two different organizations are using online media and technology to aid refugees and improve their lives. The first uses online and mobile tools to reunite refugees who have lost track...

28 April 2012

China and Hollywood: A Toxic Mix?

A look into China's ‘red aristocracy’

Philippines: Demolition of Urban Poor Village Sparks Indignation

At least one person was killed and scores were injured after police forces fired on protesting residents of Silverio Compound in Paranaque City, south of Manila, who were defending their...

Philippine Education Prior and During Spanish Colonization

Philippines: Counterinsurgency Primer

27 April 2012

Malaysia: Rare Earth Processing Plant Creates Backlash

An Australian mining company has established a processing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. But many Malaysians are incensed that this plant was constructed without consulting the residents. Netizens debate whether the...

Taiwan: Travel with Art

Chinese blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

Indonesia: New General Election Law

26 April 2012

Video: Mothers Around the World Share Their Different Experiences

In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women...

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