Stories about East Asia from November, 2017
Just as rural migrant workers were forced out of their dwellings into the streets, Beijing’s temperature fell to below 0 degrees Celsius at night.
Through photos he shared with Global Voices, veteran photographer Lito Ocampo captured not just the typical scenes in a lowland farming village but also the state of Philippine agriculture.
"I believe that you have a right to know about it, in a timely manner. Authorities can’t sit on the data for weeks without letting you know on any pretense."
"When people wake up, all 'greatness' will vanish, the dictator will be relegated to the dustbin of history."
Japanese Students Practice Taking Cover for Missiles Passing Overhead. But What About a Direct Attack?
Students took part in a drill in preparation for a missile attack. But there are no hints about what to do in the aftermath.
"[The drama] is selling out Taiwan’s independence movement. When the pro-independence movement in Taiwan becomes stronger, Beijing will pay more and more to build up a united front in Taiwan."
Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.
Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia
"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
One YouTube user has traveled from one end of Japan to the other by local bus, uploading video of the entire trip.
The retired police officer, teacher, and lawyer has amassed a collection of more than 100,000 gramophone records over six decades.
"People will follow out of fear, but not out of respect. The anthem law can't force people to respect."
A YouTube channel offers an excellent introduction to Japanese horror cinema.
"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"
China's Twitter Community Is Polarized Over Corruption Allegations by Fugitive Billionaire Guo Wengui
"When struggling with the CCP, one has to be cunning and wise -- borrowing power from one authority to crack down on the other one."
Take a look at photos of the spectacular -- and sometimes dangerous -- tradition.