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· November, 2009

Stories about East Asia from November, 2009

25 November 2009

China: Chinese is the most difficult language

Japan: Peak oil crisis and organic farming

China: Children who are left behind

On November 12, several days before the International Children's Day, an explosion erupted in an illegal fire cracker factory in Guangxi which resulted in 2 children workers dead and 11...

24 November 2009

Slovakia: Mobile Internet Providers Put an End to Internet Neutrality

This month, a second Slovak mobile internet provider has kept its promise and started filtering internet access for its customers. While officially the goal is to block child porn, things...

Japan: Secondhand books to loose yourself in

China: Endless search for distinguished talent

China: Protest against garbage incinerator

22 November 2009

Philippines: TV Ads of Presidential Candidates

Election season has started in the Philippines. Check out the TV ads of presidential candidates which have been uploaded on YouTube.

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreements Under Review

Singapore sources about half of its water supply from its neighbor, Malaysia. It has two major water agreements with Malaysia. One of these agreements will expire two years from now....

Malaysia: Selling sand to Singapore

China and Japan: Feng Zhenghu at Narita airport

Shanghai human rights activist Feng Zhenhu has been living and waiting in the hall of Japan's Narita airport since November 4 when he was barred from entering his own country...

21 November 2009

Taiwan: Science park expansion dispute

Recently, the Executive Yuan in Taiwan has passed a bill in favor of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) fourth stage expansion. The construction plan has drawn the attention of ecologists...

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