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· February, 2018

Stories about East Asia from February, 2018

27 February 2018

‘Monarchy Restored'? China Set to Remove Two-Term Presidential Limit from Constitution

"Actually, the constitutional amendment is not that surprising. The amendment is just turning 'party dictatorship' into 'party dictatorship led by an individual for his lifetime'."

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of February 19-25, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 31 on the list? Macedonia. And number 191? Comoros.

26 February 2018

Twitter Thread of Observations and Surprising Moments in Japan Goes Viral

When a user experience designer traveled to Tokyo he was surprised and amazed by the small details of daily life. His observations about Japan then went viral on Twitter.

25 February 2018

Seoul's Doing Cafe Creates Community Around Feminism, Still a Taboo in South Korea

“There aren’t many places discussing these sorts of issues in Korea.”

24 February 2018

All of the Soviet Union's Academy Award-Winning Films Are Legally and Freely Available Online

Ranging from epic war dramas to romantic comedies, the Soviet Academy Award winners available online with subtitles in English and some other languages offer a perfect binge-watching opportunity.

20 February 2018

Malaysian Government Ad Used Barking Rooster to Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog

"This department needs to be more cultured or exposed to the understanding of other cultures. This is really embarrassing and reflects the ignorance of your department."

‘Voices for Momos’ Campaign Seeks to Protect Myanmar’s Last Remaining Elephants

Myanmar’s wild elephant population is estimated to be between 1,400 to 2,000.

19 February 2018

Chinese State TV Lambasted for ‘Racist’ Lunar New Year Sketch Featuring Blackface

"My first Chinese New Year watching the annual CCTV spring gala and they trot out a Chinese lady in blackface...with a pet "monkey" (played by a man from Cote D'Ivoire)..."

17 February 2018

A Fascinating Glimpse Into the Life of a Popular Chimpanzee in Pre-War Japan

"In the 1930s, one of the most popular animals at Tennoji Zoo in Osaka was Rita the chimpanzee."

12 February 2018

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of February 5-11, 2018, Global Voices' stories and translations attracted readers from 195 countries!

11 February 2018

An Introduction to #MeToo in Japan

How is Japan experiencing its own #MeToo moment?

10 February 2018

Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Makes Space for Different Narratives

Rising Voices

Since 2014, the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants has provided a platform for foreign-born people in Taiwan to share their stories.

How Apple is Paving the Way to a ‘Cloud Dictatorship’ in China

Advox

Now Apple that has kowtowed to the CCP, how long will other tech companies be able to resist the pressure?

9 February 2018

From Street Murals to #WeWalk, Thais Protest Against Corruption and Call for Restoration of Democracy

"So many Thais just opened their eyes and woke up from an unrealistic dream."

Netizen Report: Cyber Attacks Sideline Independent Media in Azerbaijan, Philippines

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

8 February 2018

Macau’s Cybersecurity Law: Less About Security, More About Surveillance (And Censorship)

Advox

Various critics say the proposed law will provide a legal framework for mass surveillance, much more so than improve network security.

4 February 2018

Decades After US Immigration Policy Separated His Family, a Man Searches for His Ancestral Village in China

“Family members, friends, neighbors have followed each other...since humans started migrating. It's only been recently that the term has become a dirty word promoted by politicians with an agenda."

1 February 2018

Malaysiakini News Site Will Appeal Defamation Case by Gold Mining Firm, Thanks to Crowdfunding by Readers

Advox

"This could drive media away from critically investigating and reporting issues of public interest that involved big corporations. This will further shrink the media freedom in the country."

Hong Kong Legislative Candidate's Disqualification Is Criticized as ‘Anti-Human Rights’

"...the Decision has used political opinion or affiliation as a ground to deprive her of the right to stand for election – which is unreasonable, unlawful and unconstitutional."

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