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· July, 2018

Stories about East Asia from July, 2018

Go sightseeing in Japan, right on YouTube

What makes the videos useful for travelers or anyone interested in Japan is each video includes annotations in English, with time stamps, of what particular sightseeing spot is on screen.

Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

Yet another vaccine scandal hits China's big pharma, sparking fear, rage — and censorship

For over a decade, a series of similar scandals have plagued China's emerging pharmaceutical industry, and people seem to have lost faith.

Cambodia’s ‘clean finger’ campaign urges voters to boycott ‘sham’ election

"No #CNRP, no real #election! No voting, no dirty finger!"

In Hong Kong's Gig Economy, Freedom Remains Elusive for Most ‘Slashies’

The 'slashie', according to Hong Kong's media, is the worker who embraces the gig economy by choice rather than necessity. But is that an accurate portrait of all outsourced work?

What's the story behind the samurai walking a cat, anyway?

The image depicting a shoeless samurai walking an armored cat pops up on social media from time to time.

Questions swirl over Japanese government's response to deadly, unprecedented rains

"As unusual weather becomes the new normal, how are we to protect ourselves?"

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of July 2-8, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 203 countries. Number 19 on the list? Madagascar. And number 114? Timor-Leste.

Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities

This design feature has given Chinese mobile users a tangible sense of exactly when and how they are being monitored.

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of June 25-July 1, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 197 countries. Number 19 on the list? Angola. And number 185? Seychelles.

Cambodia's government claims upcoming election will be free, fair and plural—but civil society says otherwise

The government has dissolved the main opposition party, placed restrictions on election observers, expanded its control of the internet and social media, and filed tax charges against critical media outlets,

Was a Japanese cybersecurity expert murdered by an online troll?

When a previously anonymous internet celebrity in Japan revealed his true identity, his long-time troll was waiting to track him down.

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