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· October, 2012

Stories about East Asia from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Japan: Election Tweeting Forbidden

Abuse Photos Attest the Need for Child Protection Law in China

A viral photo showing a smiling female kindergarten teacher lifting a child by his ears who then bursts into tears, has triggered online discussion on child abuse in China and...

Protest Against Rohingya Persecution in Myanmar

30 October 2012

China: Ningbo Protests Point to Middle Class Discontent

Thailand: Gun Crimes on the Rise

Thailand: Hotline to Help Children

China, South Korea: Gangnam Style in Chinese Universities

China: Medicinal Alcohol

Thailand: Bangkok Launches Bike Rentals

Philippines: Online Shame Campaign Against “Epal” Politicians

With less than a few months before the 2013 national elections, various groups have launched an online shame campaign against the common practice of Filipino politicians to attach their names...

28 October 2012

Confusion over Agreement with OIC to Establish Office in Myanmar

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has proposed the establishment of an office in Myanmar to help the Muslim minority in the country. The government initially agreed but changed its decision...

Indonesia: ‘Jokowi’ Phenomenon in Jakarta

Meet Jakarta’s new governor: Joko Widodo or Jokowi. His recent electoral victory surprised many people who now regard him as Indonesia’s most charismatic leader. His phenomenal political achievement and soaring...

26 October 2012

Riots Erupt Anew in Western Myanmar

Thailand: Problems in Implementing Information Act

Malaysia: Penang's Bicycle Lanes

China: Zero Donations to Government Education Development Fund

Does the recent zero response to the Guizhou Education Bureau's fundraising campaign reflect Chinese people's distrust in government-led charity work?

25 October 2012

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

African and Caribbean Magazine Thrives in Japan

China: Iron Man 3 and the Mandarin

China: Grass Mud Horse Style

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