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· February, 2013

Stories about East Asia from February, 2013

28 February 2013

Chinese Parents of Gay Children Call for Equal Marriage Rights

More than 100 parents of gays and lesbians from different parts of China have sent an open letter [zh] to delegates of China’s National People’s Congress asking the government to...

27 February 2013

U.S. and South Korea: A Show of Force, But Running Out of Options?

North Korea’s third nuclear test provided the ideal opportunity for the United States and South Korea to respond with their own displays of military muscle. But what will be their...

Interactive Maps of China’s Most and Least Polluted Places

Beijing recently experienced its worst day of air quality on record. Since then, reporting on China’s “airpocalypse” has been accompanied by what seems like a monochromatic slideshow of the country’s...

First Crowdsourced News Site in Myanmar

26 February 2013

Being Fat, Talking Fat in South Korea

Open Letter to China on Human Rights

China: Cultural Revolution Murder Trial

China: Guangzhou Police Detain Protesters

After Ang Lee's Oscar Win, China Imagines Cinema Beyond Censors

Looking to Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee's Oscar win for Best Director with pride and envy, mainland Chinese web users frustrated with China's tight grip on the film industry are wondering...

25 February 2013

Defending Capital Punishment in Japan

China, Pollution and Cancer Villages

A Chinese billionaire's warning that no amount of money can protect the rich from China's environmental crisis has resonated with web users, many of whom are already alarmed about the...

Defying the Government, Chinese Families Resurrect Graves

Scores of families have fought back against a controversial campaign in China's central Henan province to raze millions of graves for farmland by re-erecting their ancestors' resting places during the...

Chinese General Luo Yuan's Battle on Weibo

24 February 2013

Cambodia: Barcamp Angkor 2013

As Japan's Star Fades, Many Struggle for Hope

As Japan's economic growth continues to shrink each year, the Japanese, who find themselves more and more disconnected from their families and friends thanks to grueling works days and the...

Myanmar Netizens Expose Traffic Law Violators

23 February 2013

Request Google to Look into Myanmar

South Korea: Ex-Police Chief Jailed for Defaming Deceased President

A former South Korean police chief was sentenced to 10 months in jail for falsely accusing the deceased former president of maintaining slush fund bank accounts under assumed names.

22 February 2013

Evacuate the Children of Fukushima

Parents, residents and lawyers are taking to the streets demanding that their children by evacuated from Japan's Fukushima region, where they claim radiation levels continue to be high.

In Pictures: The Polluted Rivers of China

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