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· November, 2007

Stories about East Asia from November, 2007

Malaysia: Indians in Malaysia Demand Equal Rights

Malaysian Indians took to the street on Sunday to demand equal rights. Police used tear gas and water canon to break up the protests and to prevent the protesters from...

Japan: Blog Queen takes a break

Gravure idol, talento and blog queen Wakatsuki Chinatsu announced today that she would be taking time off from blogging. The final entry posted today at her official blog attracted thousands...

China: Media Not Trusted By Media

Imagethief blogs a survey showing that Chinese media is not trusted by media workers in China.

China: Implementation of Labour Contract Law

Fons from China Herald is interested to see how the new labour contract law in China will be implemented.

Hong Kong and China: Andy Lau Save Fan From Security Guards

The video showing how Hong Kong pop-star Andy Lau saved fan from security guards during his concert in Chengdu has caught a lot of attention in youtube and other local...

China: Labour Activist Assaulted for Promoting Labour Contract Law

A woman labour activist in Shenzhen was stabbed and seriously injured by two criminals, the labour center has been active in promoting the to be implemented labour contract law in...

Philippines: Teacher-blogger tries out ‘Wu Wei 10′ with students

Akomismo introduces Wu Wei 10, a classroom game and merit system based on the principles of Taoism where:”students are rewarded with Chi points for the tasks they fulfill, and they...

Blogenyo, a Webcomic about the Philippine Blogopshere

Tonyo Cruz introduces a newly launched webcomic blog that takes on the Phillipine Blogosphere. Blogenyo seeks to poke fun at the events, intrigues, controversies, issues, and trends among Filipino bloggers.

Malaysia: Indian Protests

Sophie writes about the protests by Malaysian Indians that took place on Sunday in Malaysia. The protesters are demanding fair treatment for Malaysians of Indian ethnicity.

Korea: Foreigners on Korean TV

A TV program in Korea featuring foreign women who are able to speak Korean and who give their opinions about Korean society and culture has been popular recently. Participants in...

China: Website Income

Mi Xiaobin blogs a local survey on the income distribution of virtual community websites in China (zh): 38.2% is non-profitable, 24.4% has less than RMB1000 (US120) income per month, 11%...

Hong Kong: Political Mob

During the district council election, civil party candidate Mandy Tam was surrounded and detained for 45 minutes by supporters of her political opponent, Choi Luk-sing, in Wong Tai Sin district....

Hong Kong: O Little Town of Tin Shui Wai

Fai Mao composes a song “O Little Town of Tin Shui Wai” before the Christmas about the town's sorrow.

Hong Kong: Debate Or Fist Fight

Diumanpark feels that the weekend Legislative Council by-election debate is more like a street fist fight (zh).

Japan: Fingerprinting Illegal Immigrants

Apart from the official explanation on fingerprinting terrorists, the policy also targets at illegal immigrants — more from Jamie, Japan Probe.

Japan: Sumie Kawakami Interview

David Marx from Neojapanisme posts an interview with Sumie Kawakami, author of Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman.

Korea: The Entrance Examination for Colleges

The entrance examination for colleges finished last week. Every year it comes along with several events and stories. A story that is never omitted is a tragedy where examinees give...

Ecuador: Transportation Hub for China

¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! [es] writes about a proposal to convert the airport in Manta as an important transportation hub for travelers arriving to and from China.

China: Our man in Australia?

Chinese president Hu Jintao likes Australia's new Prime Minister, who served as a diplomat to China in the 80s, so much that he invited Kevin Rudd and his family to...

Chinese Engineers in Central African Republic

Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA,...

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