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· November, 2012

Stories about East Asia from November, 2012

30 November 2012

Chinese Netizens React: People’s Daily Fooled by The Onion

Chinese newspaper People’s Daily made a fool of itself this week when it seriously reported that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion,...

Will China's New Leadership Bring More Freedom of Press?

How Foreigners See Hong Kong

Protest Against Chinese-owned copper mine in Myanmar

Movember: Campaign for Men's Health Issues

Brunei: ‘Bullying Awareness’ Project

South China Sea or Austronesian Sea?

29 November 2012

Chinese Shareholders Trapped in the Stock Market's “Fraud”

As China's economy has been growing, its stock keeps sinking. Why is that so? Many shareholders blame corruption and economic experts call for finance regulation reform.

Politically-Charged Questionnaire Triggers Tibetan Student Protest in China

On November 26, 2012 about one thousand Tibetan students protested in Chabcha County, Qinghai Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, against a politically-charged questionnaire on a Medical School campus .

Singapore: Bus Drivers Participate in “Illegal Strike”

About 171 Chinese bus drivers from SMRT – a major public transport provider in Singapore – went on strike to protest the salary discrepancy between Chinese and Malaysian bus drivers...

28 November 2012

Spotlight on China's ‘Re-education Through Labour’

Ren Jiayu, a former village official in Chongqing, who was sentenced to re-education through labour for criticizing the government was released and put under the spotlight of state-controlled media. Many...

The Lives of Hui Muslims in China

Japan's Live Streaming Platform to Host Cross Party Talks

China: Top 10 horrible figures of 2012?

A Glimpse of the Human Moment of Chinese Leaders

China's “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

Captivated by Japan's ‘Daidougei’ – Street Performance Art

Charmed with “Daidougei”, a type of street performance, an amateur photographer has spent years capturing images of the art form. His blog is titled “ I shoot nothing but Daidougei,...

China: Model Sentenced for Posing in a Police Uniform

27 November 2012

Why Are Government Jobs in China So Popular?

More young people sat the National Public Servant Exam this year in China than ever before. Some believe young people seek job security while others worry the private sector is...

Mistresses – China's New Corruption Warriors

In the past week, two corruption cases have been exposed, not by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CCP), but by the mistresses or...

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