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· September, 2013

Stories about East Asia from September, 2013

27 September 2013

Online Petition Got Sea Turtle Released in the Philippines

Captive sea turtle was used as photo-op to attract tourists. More than 1,500 signed petition to release the sea turtle.

25 September 2013

China: Finding Light in the Darkness on Xia Junfeng's Execution Day

The latest artwork from a cartoon blogger "A sad morning dream" tries to make sense of the execution of Xia Junfeng, a street vendor convicted of murder.

Planned Olympic Canoe Racing Course Threatens Tokyo Park

Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee plan to build the racing course in Kansai Rinkai Park, despite 25 years of concerted efforts there to restore its bio-diversity.

South Korea: ‘The Man Must Buy the House’

China's Disgraced Top Official Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison

Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power.

China's Banned Websites to be Allowed in Shanghai

24 September 2013

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

Indonesia’s Forestry Minister Upset Over Harrison Ford Interview

Harrison Ford conducted a 'tough' interview about Indonesia's forest situation which angered a government minister. Ford was accused of 'harassing' a state institution.

23 September 2013

Hong Kong: Typhoon Usagi Passed Nearby

Chinese Teenager Accused of Spreading Rumors Online Arrested

The 16-year-old junior high school student had published comments online questioning the official explanation of the recent death of a local worker.

22 September 2013

Should Thailand Abolish the Mandatory School Uniform Policy?

Protesters equate the school uniform policy with authoritarianism but supporters believe it is necessary to promote discipline and equality

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