Stories about East Asia from July, 2016
What is it like to call two countries home? What makes migrants move in the first place and how do they settle in a new society? Where do they belong?
"I am the one promoted, I am the one who enjoys privileges, I am the one you can never surpass, as you can never overthrow the party."
Here are six things to keep in mind while playing Pokémon Go in China from our Northeast Asia editor Oiwan Lam.
"I'm angry that the money is used like a personal bank account. More angry at the fact that Malaysian Official #1 is an untouchable here."
Students "who do not speak the language,” the school's director says, are better off “remaining silent.” According to reports, students caught speaking any language other than Portuguese are fined.
Pokémon Go was finally released in Japan on July 22, 2016. The entire country has surrendered to the craze of capturing mythical monsters using a mobile device.
One Flickr user has tracked down and painstakingly restored prints by master Japanese photographer, T. Enami.
The Anti-KFC Protests Spell Trouble for Chinese Authorities Trying to Confine Nationalism to the Internet
"Online patriotism and offline patriotism are different...However, the line does not exist among the patriotic masses; they would just do what they think is right."
It's Personal for a Singapore Property Entrepreneur Who's Taking a Stand Against Racial Discrimination
"Sorry your wife is Indian, landlord won’t rent to you. Next time please indicate earlier, so we both don’t waste time."
"Not only is what he did illegal, but beyond disrespectful to victims of the disaster who had no choice but to leave their homes."
"If Thailand's military junta wants its referendum to be seen as credible, it must stop harassing journalists covering the campaign and let information flow freely to the public."
"The crackdown on Yanhuang Chunqiu and today's takeover indicates that Xi's government wants to educate its officials into 'fools' like the rest of the society."
“But we have no money and no home; how could we go back and survive?”
"Finding a job is a tough thing because you have to fall down and get up again and again."
This week we take you to Puerto Rico, Indian-administered Kashmir, Nepal, China and Myanmar.
"Blow your whistle to demand transparency, blow your whistle to demand for fish lives, blow your whistle to stop Formosa."
"So you are saying that Buddhism, which has been a religion for 2,500 years will be destroyed if Ma-Ba-Tha does not save it and Myanmar will become a Muslim country?”
"You had to open the car window like this," one Japanese Twitter user exclaimed, tweeting a photo of a manual window crank.
"On my way home, I tweeted: 'Police have cordoned off the Philippines embassy in Beijing in anticipation of protests. No sign of protests yet.'"
"This is a serious defeat. It is another version of the Cuba missile crisis. The whole world is watching China fall into the trap. So stupid."