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· May, 2007

Stories about East Asia from May, 2007

China: GFW and Google

Zola claims that once he becomes more well off and famous, he will sue GFW and Google, the former blocks his blog from local access, the latter stops his adsense...

Hong Kong: A Mall in Central

Chia ching, a mainland Chinese reporter, wrote in her blog that IFC (international financial center) is a mall in central Hong Kong (zh). It has been raining for at least...

China: Google China Stock Search

Google China announced on May 25 that they were adding a new stock search function to the search engine that provides a real-time information about the performance of that stock....

China: Graffiti art in Shanghai

Panthea Lee wrote a report on graffiti art in Shanghai at Shanghaiist.

Japan: More on the suicide of Matsuoka Toshikatsu

Blogger fukumimi at from the inside, looking in speculates about possible explanations for the suicide of the late minister of agriculture Matsuoka Toshikatsu. Responding to a report mentioning that a...

Philippines: Globalization Woes

Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.

Philippines: Local Campaigning

Mong Palatino, a candidate in the recent elections (and GlobalVoices contributor) in the Philippines gives us a glimpse into how campaigning is carried out at a local level. “I was...

East Timor: Notable Guests Visiting East Timor

Xananarepublic says interesting people are visiting East Timor at the moment. “There are a couple of people in East Timor at the moment who, if you get the chance, you...

Singapore: Not Impressed by Twitter

Sheylara tries out Twitter and is not very impressed by it. “Where is the creativity? The entertainment value? The thing that will make people go, “Ahhh… that was worth my...

Cambodia: E-Visa and E-Visa Blog

Andy Brouwer likes the E-Visa facility offered by Cambodia. “The e-Visa website makes the process a straightforward one, uses paypal for the payment section and also contains a blog to...

Cambodia: Myanmar and Cambodia

The latest cartoon by Cambodian blogger/cartoonist Sacrava mocks the recent contacts between Cambodia's strong man Hun Sen and Myanmar's generals. Myanmar recently extended pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention...

Brunei: Kaya Jam

Sing Yin prepares the local breakfast accompaniment kaya and shares the recipe and preparation on her blog.

Hong Kong: Remixing Government Propaganda Song

Plastichk has remixed the Hong Kong government Propaganda Song (zh) for the 10 years anniversary of re-unification of Hong Kong to China. It is a mockery to the recent comments...

South Korea: Private Tutoring Is A Crime?

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports on warning banners in hagwon neighborhood: All Foreigners are being watched for private teaching and if reported you will be deported and fined.

Interlocals Citizen Reporter Fellowship has announced its citizen reporter fellowship project: To promote cross-border citizen reporting and dialogue among people from different localities, announces a fellowship project for bloggers and citizen reporters...

Hong Kong: Flickr photo got warned's editor (it is me) got a warning phone call from Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority about a filed complaint to a photo sharing link to flickr. The Authority advised...

Hong Kong: Free Culture Foundation

Hong Kong In-Media has announced the launching of free culture foundation to defend internet free speech space last weekend. The foundation is to provide legal, finanical and organizing assistances to...

Where are the garbage cans?

Where are the garbage cans? ‘Bearing my Seoul’ wonders why it is so hard to find garbage cans in Korea and finds some explanation in a recent article about it.

From Hankyoreh to Ohmynews.

From Hankyoreh to Ohmynews. After the Blue House in Korea announced it would abolish the pressroom in order to fight problems in the media, major media companies including Ohmynews, which...

Children’s songs that reflect the times

Children’s songs that reflect the times. A blogger shows how lyrics and rhythms of children’s songs demonstrate the mood of the time period. The examples from the 1970s and 1980s...

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