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· October, 2009

Stories about East Asia from October, 2009

27 October 2009

Myanmar: PM Said Electoral Law Coming “Very Soon”

China: Shanghai schoolgirl beating & human flesh search

Germany and China: Berlin Twitter Wall

At the Indonesian Blogger Festival

We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island...

Hong Kong: Property market bubbles burst into public outrage

Earlier in October, an apartment in Hong Kong was sold for USD$57 million, a recording breaking price, locally and globally. The 6,158 square foot duplex apartment is in a building...

25 October 2009

Thailand: Local elections

Thailand: How not to be scammed

Myanmar: Gay slang

Thailand, Cambodia rift evident in ASEAN conference

Japan: Latest survey on poverty destroys the prosperity myth

One Japanese in six is living in poverty says the latest Welfare Ministry report [en]. According to OECD figures [en], Japan has one of the highest poverty rates in the...

Philippines: Relief Goods Rotting in Government Warehouses

Malaysia: Should food bloggers reveal sponsors?

Singapore plans to require bloggers to reveal sponsors

Singapore is thinking of drafting a new guideline that would require bloggers to reveal if they receive gifts or money for their articles. Bloggers react to this proposal

China: Relics of the Old Summer Palace

Back in the news again is Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, whose destruction still remains a sensitive topic in China. Built during the Qing Dynasty, it was later sacked by British...

24 October 2009

Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars

Conversations for a Better World

It is still a struggle to ensure human rights for pregnant women worldwide, and it seems that in the process, pregnant women in prison are many times overlooked. What have...

23 October 2009

Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children

Conversations for a Better World

Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

Conversations for a Better World

What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists...

China: A foreigner’s life in a Beijing jail

Taiwan: Future of the Taiwanese language

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