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· February, 2014

Stories about East Asia from February, 2014

28 February 2014

GV Face: Beyond Gangnam Style – Censorship and Korean Pop Music

GV Face

It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...

24 February 2014

Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

UNICEF Calls for “Child-Free” Protests in Thailand

Myanmar's Last Remaining Synagogue

23 February 2014

Not All Bad, Talking Korean Plastic Surgery from Biz Perspective

Could Questions on Ethnicity Stir Trouble in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s nationwide census next month threatens to inflame more ethnic and religious conflicts after 'divisive' questions on ethnicity and religion were included in the questionnaire.

China Internet Giant Tencent's New Acquisition Follows Online2Offline Trend

China is the fastest growing consumption market in the world and online to offline commerce has become a fierce battlefield.

22 February 2014

South Korean Figure Skater Yuna Kim's ‘Robbed’ Sochi Gold Becomes Photoshop Meme

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova took gold in the free skating event, but many, not limited to South Koreans, questioned the result.

Top Chinese Journalist Criticized for Giving Birth in the US

"...she only wants the child to have a more normal lifestyle, which has nothing to do with patriotism. Perhaps, this is the problem the government should reflect on."

20 February 2014

Ethnic North Korean Schools in Japan Face Ever-Hostile Situation

Searching for Blame in Deadly South Korean Building Collapse

Ten college students were killed and 105 injured in a building collapse during a university's orientation.

19 February 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Target Shopping Mainland Chinese Tourists

Though the huge number of tourists has contributed to economic growth, it has generated a number of social problems.

Assessing Myanmar's Democratic Transition

China: A Survey of City Pollution

China: Protest to Call for Respect for Sex Workers

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