· July, 2005

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from July, 2005

Hong Kong: The Root of All Evil?

26 July 2005

Is money the root of all evil? Simon World reports on the case of a 60-year-old woman who was caught smuggling HK$2.2 million (about US$283,000) in cash hidden inside hollowed-out root vegetables.

Hong Kong: Activist Says Chinese Hackers Read His E-mails

25 July 2005

Glutter reports that a Hong Kong democracy activist says that his emails have been monitored by an unknown hacker inside China. This is another worrying development for for the future of ‘one country, two systems’.

Simon World :: Boring Disneyland

15 July 2005

SimonWorld reports that the oft-beset Hong Kong Disneyland has now been afflicted with a plague of wood-boring beetles; apparently more than 100 rooms in the as-yet-unopened Disneyland Hotel had to be stripped of furniture and refurnished.

Simon World's Roundup

  12 July 2005

It's probably been far too long since we've mentioned Simon World's excellent daily roundups of Hong Kong, China, and other East Asia blogs…

Pacific Rim and East Asia Friday Blog Roundup

  8 July 2005

Jinja, who writes the Cambodian blog Webbed Feet, Web log notes the irony that his former boss had only recently left Siem Reap, where the international school had a hostage crisis last month, to go to London. More importantly, though, he looks at the disquieting congruity of ‘good times’ and...

Pacific Rim and East Asia Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Bloggers.sg, Singapore's upcoming blog conference, gets a short write-up in the Straits Times, reports Mr.Brown. Japanpundit reports that, for the first time, an iced green tea beverage will probably beat out Coca-Cola for the number two spot in Japan's soft-drink wars. The number one spot is held by a brand...

Pacific Rim/East Asia Daily Blog Roundup

  6 July 2005

Tomorrow.sg announces that Bloggers.sg, the upcoming Singaporean Blogger Conference, has a new venue, as the old one was too small. They also posted an updated conference schedule for the July 16th event. Also in Singapore, Mr.Brown deconstructs the MRT's fare hike adjustment poster. Mongolian-North Korean detente? New Mongols points to...

Monday Pacific Rim/East Asia Blog Roundup

  4 July 2005

Mr.Brown reports that Singapore’s most popular Chinese-language broadsheet ran a feature article about Singaporean bloggers and their upcoming conference. Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia has his own particular take on the personal politics of blogging. Following up on a piece from last Wednesday’s blog roundup, Danwei passes along the information that...

Friday Global Blog Roundup

  1 July 2005

We’re always looking for new ideas and good stories to write about. If you have a story or a blog post that you think would be a good fit for our daily roundups, email us with the link! East Asia ESWN has a nice photo essay covering Hong Kong’s annual...