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· August, 2010

Stories about East Asia from August, 2010

28 August 2010

Thailand: Learn Thai language through Skype

Thailand: Yellow Fever Vaccination

Thailand: Attitude towards migrant workers

Thailand: “Chicken fights”

Philippines: “Hong Kong, our apology for what happened”

The recent hostage-taking of Hong Kong nationals in Manila, which has roused worldwide indignation over the bloodshed, has led Filipinos to write apologies via a Facebook page.

27 August 2010

Japan: iPads in the Sumo stables

Japan: Eyebrows raised by China’s rise to number two

This month the Japanese government admitted that spending China has stolen its thunder becoming the second largest economy after the US. But this announcement hasn't surprised many Japanese people who...

Taiwan: Tell the difference between Yukata and Kimono

Infographic of China’s Social Media equivalents

North Korea: Former President Carter Rescued A Detained American from North Korea

Singapore: Should food bloggers get free meals?

Singaporean food blogger, Brad Lau, was accused by a restaurant of bad behavior when he and his friends initially refused to pay for the food they ordered. The incident sparked...

Hong Kong: A Typology Internet Commentators

Is Taiwan Whitewashing Sino-Tibetan History?

26 August 2010

South Korea: Controversy Overshadows Woman Climber’s World Record

South Korea's Oh Eun-sun is believed to be the first woman to have climbed the world's 14 highest mountains. One of her peaks was being disputed and bloggers have delved...

East Timor: (Un)Dignified Sculptures of Women in Shangai World Expo 2010

Taiwan: Call for legal community to speak out

China: Prostitution, Reality, Hypocrisy and Human Lives

What good does punishing women involved in the sex trade do when the gangs, corporations, and clients are left largely untouched?

25 August 2010

India: Why Mumbai Is The Place To Live

South Korea: Kim Yuna, the Star Figure Skater Parted Ways With Her Coach

China: Fujian Netizen, Fan Yanqiong, Released from Prison

The last of the Fujian 3 netizens still in prison, Fan Yanqiong, was quietly released today on medical parole with nearly a year remaining on her sentence. Watch He Yang's...

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