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· January, 2013

Stories about East Asia from January, 2013

31 January 2013

Google Maps of North Korea Has Caught World's Attention

Japan Gears Up for the Open Data Revolution

Following the death of Aaron Swartz, an open data activist, the issues around open access and data ownership have been reignited around the world. But for Japan, the seeds of...

30 January 2013

‘Student Hair Revolution’ in Thailand

Indonesian Hackers Strike Again

Myanmar: Biggest Barcamp in the World

Two Versions of Mao's China: History Retouched as Propaganda

A collage of historical photos showing two versions of Chinese history during the Mao's era (1949-1976) published by micro-blogger @Pongyoung with a brief comment: "How history has been amended?", has...

Thai Transgenders Hit IKEA Ad

Survey of China's 24 most corrupt officials in 2012

China: Air Pollution in Major Cities

29 January 2013

Google Debuts Crowd Sourced Map on North Korea

Google revealed on Jan 29, 2013 its newly revised, crowd-sourced map of North Korea. There are drastic changes of Google's North Korea map and instant web reactions have followed.

Google Maps Targets Hermit Kingdom, North Korea

North Korea: A Sign of Change or the Same-Old Rhetoric?

Kim Jong-un’s New Year message emphasized, among other issues, the importance of inter-Korean relations. While many observers read this as a signal that North Korea plans to open-up in 2013,...

China: Campaign to Halt the Execution of a Woman Victim of Domestic Violence

China: Land collapses in Guangzhou

Chinese apologize to Tibetans

Tibetans Outraged by Chinese TV Drama on Tibet

A recent TV drama, Tibet's Secret, has outraged many Tibetans who criticize that the director Liu Depin for distorting Tibetan culture and religion. As the drama was broadcasted in the...

28 January 2013

Naming the Victims of the Algerian Hostage Crisis

Peace March: ‘Stop Violence in North Myanmar’

A peace march was organized in Myanmar to call for the end of hostilities between government troops and Kachin rebel forces. Renewed clashes in recent weeks have displaced more than...

Hong Kong: Law Amended to Hide Company Data

Search for Missing Boy Unites Malaysia

News about the disappearance of six-year old William Yau triggered a widespread campaign in Malaysia to help find the kid. Netizens helped in spreading news about the case. There was...

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