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· December, 2013

Stories about East Asia from December, 2013

Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Beer Looting Ignited Internet Meme in Vietnam

Hundreds of Local Chinese Lawmakers Dismissed Over Massive Bribery Scandal

518 Hengyang lawmakers and 68 staff members were found to have accepted bribes, and 512 lawmakers were dismissed.

South Korean Pres. Vows Pre-emptive Strikes on Social Media Rumors

PHOTOS: Humans of Southeast Asia

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page has inspired many photographers in Southeast Asia to share photos and stories of ordinary people in the streets in their respective countries

China's Hunan Province: “96.6% Complete on Democracy and Rule of Law”

Mandela's lesson for Hong Kong

The Return of Chairman Mao Worship in China

The celebration of Chair Mao's 120th birthday has seen a return of personality worship in China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Eats Steam Buns

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

South Korea: Reason Behind Movie ‘The Attorney's Box Office Smash

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

Rebuilding Schools in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyuan in Bantaya, Philippines

Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Hold Nationwide Strike for Pay Hike

Thousands of Cambodian garment workers have joined a nationwide strike to press for a pay hike. Many workers also joined a protest rally organized by the opposition

South Korean Election Scandal Brings Three Religions Together

IMF Silent on Corruption in Cambodia?

Wishing You a Free Christmas from Hong Kong

Dishing on Sino-American Relations

Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future

On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.

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