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· July, 2010

Stories about East Asia from July, 2010

29 July 2010

China: Social media as political subversion tool

This past month has been an interesting one in the cat-and-mouse game between Chinese Internet censorship and its non-conformists. Microblogs in the People's Republic had begun to feel the weight...

North Korean Football Team Reprimanded in Public

Taiwan: Manhattan”s” in Taipei

Malaysia: Drop in Foreign Direct Investments

The recently released United Nations World Investment Report 2010 brought to light the shape of the Malaysian economy to its citizens: Foreign direct investment has dropped by 81 percent. Here...

28 July 2010

China: Karate Kid movie censored

China: Sino-North Korean relations

South Korea: A Politician’s ‘Emperor’s Dish’ Enraged Struggling Koreans

A South Korean politician's effort to experience the minimum wage earner's life went backfire due to poor understanding on the severity of the working poor's life conditions.

China: Explosion in Nanjing

China: Computer magazine curses at Tencent

China: Being Gay

South Korea: The Suicide Twit

27 July 2010

Taiwan: Film Festival of “Food and People”

Japan: How to Enjoy Fireworks Displays

Indonesia’s fashion bloggers

The top bloggers in Indonesia are fashion and lifestyle bloggers who are mostly young ladies. Who are they and why are they popular?

26 July 2010

South Korea: Expectations for New Micro-Finance Loans Rise Among Skeptics

New "Sunshine" micro-finance loans for low income households have just been launched in South Korea. Koreans struggling amidst a financial crisis greeted the news with enthusiasm, although some are also...

Cambodia: The Official Launch of the First Online Human Rights Portal

Technology for Transparency Network

Sithi.org, a Cambodian human rights portal that aims to crowdsource and curate reports of human rights violations, officially launched on July 22, 2010 with participation from various institutions including embassies,...

Japan: Agriculture and Entrepreneurship

Japan: Eating unagi eel to battle the heat

25 July 2010

South Korea: Addiction Mutates and Permeates Korean Society

A revolting incident caused by the internet addiction has recently shocked South Korea, and the government and non-profit organizations are rushing for solutions. Korean bloggers share their analysis on the...

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