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· April, 2014

Stories about East Asia from April, 2014

30 April 2014

How to Rent an Apartment in China

China: Party Mouthpiece Urges Not to Use Non-Chinese Words

Some See a Success Story. Others See a ‘Thieving’ Undocumented Immigrant

Betty Wong was smuggled into Hong Kong from mainland China in 2003 when she was 8. Her story, from undocumented immigrant to medical student, was met with online attacks.

29 April 2014

South Koreans Accuse Government of Botching Ferry Response

It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.

MH370: Australian Prime Minister Talks Up Hunt for Missing Airliner

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks up the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.

27 April 2014

8 Shocking Quotes from Malaysian Politicians

Balik Cina is a new website which compiles some of the hilarious and notorious quotes made by Malaysian politicians.

China's Revised Environmental Law Toughens Penalties Against Polluters

The new law lends more power to environmental agencies to use punitive powers to rein in powerful polluters and does away with caps on pollution fines.

Mental Health Not a Priority in Cambodia

Former Malaysian PM Blames Boeing for MH370 Disaster

23 April 2014

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85

Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

China Clamp Down on Slash Fiction

Top 10 Sites to Listen to Free Chinese Music Online

A Peek at Hong Kong's Collaborative Sharing Economy

Different initiatives in Hong Kong connect people with others to help fix household items, give away unwanted goods and borrow a book.

21 April 2014

East Timorese Protect Land Rights Against Australian Cement Plant Deal

VIDEO: Judging Boyfriends by Their Housing in Hong Kong

In this funny video, the mother in a viral video reacts differently to her daughter's boyfriend depending on where he says he lives.

20 April 2014

Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon

The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.

How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.

18 April 2014

28 Dead, 268 Still Missing in South Korean Ferry Sinking

A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.

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