Stories about East Asia
5 October 2016
Chinese Authorities Shutter ‘Gongshi’ Intellectual Website, Leading Netizens to Ask: Is This ‘The End of Consensus'?
"The authorities want us to shut down the website, saying that the platform had spread wrong ideas. With dismay, we shut down. This is my report."
"Indisputably an architectural gem both locally and worldwide...it surely has the potential to develop into a tourism highlight and a cultural landmark that Hong Kong people can be proud of."
4 October 2016
Brunei's car-free day “aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the city's carbon footprint.”
"We should learn from him and do away with this VIP culture in India."
"We know this regime won’t offer us justice. Nor do they represent the interests of the victims. (But) if the people don't speak out, no one will feel the pressure."
2 October 2016
"Why has the English translation ended up like this? This is offensive to elderly people and unacceptable coming from an international city."
"If (the cultural ministry) monopolises any form of art, drains it of involvement by the common man, that art is likely to go extinct."
30 September 2016
"This unusual football field has proven that designing outside boundaries can help foster creativity used to develop these useful spaces."
29 September 2016
28 September 2016
"I will live in a way that they will see that their brutality will never threaten our will to fight. We will hold on to our land until the end."
27 September 2016
"Art becomes more important for the people to see and feel the reality, and motivate them to make changes in society."
25 September 2016
It's that time of year when pictures of flowers, food, and cats are washing over Twitter in Japan.
In a “living laboratory for disaster,” a social media app is helping Jakartans improve upon the government's response to frequent flooding.
24 September 2016
After the sexual assault of a university student, sex, class, privilege -- and strong cultural attitudes -- all play a role in the lighter sentences handed down to the perpetrators.
23 September 2016
A drone video has captured the extent of land clearing in western Indonesia, which has caused a cloud of haze to descend in the region and in nearby countries.
22 September 2016
Some critics believe the shocking move from Sing Pao Daily, which is otherwise known to be pro-Beijing, shows fissures within Hong Kong's pro-Beijing camp.
21 September 2016
19 September 2016
The Fukui Dinosaur Museum is one of the top tourism attractions in Japan, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at fossil remains from millennia gone by.
18 September 2016
"Japanese government has announced plans to expand public WiFi access points across Japan. But just for tourists."
"We cannot measure (or reward) human endeavour by money alone but withholding it sends a wrong message to society too."