Stories about East Asia from November, 2013
The Chinese government has restricted artist-activist Ai Weiwei from traveling outside the country since 2011 when he was prosecuted with Tax evasion. To express his discontent, he decided to put flowers on his bike outside his studio. @dgatterdam retweeted @aiww's picture with a brief note. Every day @aiww will put...
‘Stop Criminalizing Doctors!’ was the cry of doctors who conducted a walkout in Indonesia against a Supreme Court ruling which found three doctors guilty of malpractice.
Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.
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Twitter user @zarodream has been receiving congratulatory messages from fellow South Korean Tweeters for providing crucial leads in unraveling the spy agency's election manipulation activities done via Twitter. According to interview [ko], @zarodream, a 40-year-old ordinary office worker with zero professional knowledge nor special interest in politics, has spent about a year following...
Anthony Tao reviewed a card game at Kotaku. It is called “Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards”. The two jokers are: Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao. Top political prisoner is Liu Xiaobo.
A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.
More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings
"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."
Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization is organizing a fashion show entitled Fashion Resistance to Militarism to appeal the issue of violence against women.
A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders
Wu'er Kaxi turned himself to the Hong Kong government in the airport and asked for extradition to mainland China as a fugitive. But he was expelled to Taiwan shortly after.
Tiananmen student activist, Wu’er Kaixi, was landed in Hong Kong International airport today (November 25), initially for flight transit. However, he refused to get onto the plane and asked the Hong Kong government to arrest him as he is a most-wanted fugitive since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. He explained in...
Evan Fowler from the Housenews explained the significance of slutwalk in Hong Kong. The recent comments of Security Chief Lai Tung Kwok, who suggested women should not “drink too much” in order to avoid being raped, and the pro-China Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu Tong who argued that Hong Kong candidates...
The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.
As the Philippines continues to ask for global aid in the wake of the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan, many Filipinos are also asking world leaders to tackle climate change
A political strategist eats his words after using Twitter to comment on the stand off between Australia and Indonesia over spying revelations.
To advocacy for the preservation of country parks, Francis So made a time lapse video on the landscapes of various country parks in Hong Kong.
"Detention is a poisonous tree and we’re happy to see it eradicated. But the soil is still there. Some kind of variation of the camps will definitely grow out of it."
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.
Japan's traditional tofu makers, trying to compete with low supermarket prices, are on the verge of extinction.