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· October, 2010

Stories about East Asia from October, 2010

26 October 2010

Myanmar's new flag and new name

Myanmar's new flag was unveiled for the first time last week. It also has a new name: it is now known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar...

Taiwan: Foreign wives and citizenship

Flooding disaster in Thailand

More than 40 people are now confirmed dead due to rising floodwaters in the northeast and central parts of Thailand. Parts of Bangkok, the country’s capital, are now flooded too....

Myanmar: Cyclone Giri death toll rises

23 October 2010

Philippines: Popular dancing videos

Dancing prisoners. Dancing maids. Dancing flight attendants. And now Dancing Tax Collectors. Watch again these popular dancing videos from the Philippines.

Indonesia: Torture video

Thailand: New book on Lese Majeste

South Korea: Protesting with Flowers and Pink Placards

In South Korea, a female protester made a change in the conservative education sector, a feat no burly protester with a Molotov cocktail has succeeded in achieving over several decades.

China: Looking at Xi Jinping, possible future ruler

As with all of China's top leaders, little is known or allowed to be known about the country's likely next ruler, Xi Jinping, despite a curious public. The man has...

22 October 2010

Haze envelops Singapore

Haze in Singapore and south Malaysia! They blame it on the burning of trees in Sumatra, Indonesia where farmers are preparing for the crop planting season. Residents are coughing and...

Myanmar: Water problem

Myanmar: Lighting Festival

Cyclone Giri hits Myanmar

China: My father is Li Gang!

The son of a deputy police director in Hebei province killed a young woman in a traffic accident on October 16 and reportedly shouted to an angry crowd, "Go ahead...

China: Unhappy Chinese after surprise rate hike

21 October 2010

Shintaro Ishihara’s views on China, Japan

Shintaro Ishihara is a politician, author and governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government since 1999. He is well known for his critical stance on Japan’s dependence under the US-Japan security...

China: Maoist worker activist in jail

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