· July, 2008

Stories about East Asia from July, 2008

Cambodia: Manipulated election results?

  29 July 2008

Vuthanews reports that opposition parties in Cambodia are calling on the international community to reject the weekend election results claiming they were manipulated and rigged. Khmer Nationality writes about election campaigning in the countryside.

Thailand: Political crisis

  29 July 2008

Sovereign Myth dissects the political crisis in Thailand focusing on the “current struggle between liberal and democratic-majoritarian politics” He adds: “In the current circumstances it is not hard to imagine a descent into violence, blood letting and “democratic” excuses.”

South Korea: Protest and Repression

  29 July 2008

CINA re-posts a detailed account of a peaceful protest against the government in last Saturday by an Amercian disapora in South Korea. The protest ended up in police repression and there is a call for international solidarity.

South Korea: Law and Order?

  29 July 2008

Jamie from Two Koreas highlights two recent incidents showing how the government intends to impose law and order by repressing the civil society and freedom of speech.

China: Bring your own wifi routers with you!

  28 July 2008

Re: exorbitant prices for internet access in Beijing's Olympic Media Village, one writer on Andrew Lih's AndrewLih.com: “I just can’t believe that not only do I have to deal with the Great Firewall of China, but also pay through the nose to use it!”

China: Turbulent

  28 July 2008

Buxi from Fool's mountain translated a blog post from Tianya “China feels very turbulent” part I and part II.

China: Xinhua PS News Photo

  28 July 2008

Donews looked into a Xinhua photo in which you can see a twins and the sudden change of floor texture as a result of PS editing.

China: Buying Up All Lawyers

  28 July 2008

Liu Xiaoyuan highlights and comments on a local report about a district government from Tongliao city in inner Mongolia's suppression of civic right movement by hiring all lawyers in the area to prevent the people from suing the government officials.

China: Political Dissidents

  28 July 2008

Angry Chinese blogger comments on Beijing policy on political dissidents, in particular the recent refusal in giving passport to the Tibetan writer Woeser.

China: Olympic Lie

  28 July 2008

Zhaomu comments on a recent report claiming that Bill Gate will spend 100 millions to rent a high rise courtyard of one year in Beijing in order to have the best view on Olympics. The blogger anticipates more Olympic lies in the coming months.

China: 1950s Starvation

  28 July 2008

1Bao posted several exclusive pieces on the nationwide starvation during the 1950s (Great Leap Forward).

About our East Asia coverage

Oiwan Lam
Oiwan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Mong Palatino
Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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