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· May, 2011

Stories about East Asia from May, 2011

26 May 2011

China: Netizens Declare Candidacy In Upcoming Elections

Their chances may not be good, but a small and growing number of Internet celebrities and microbloggers have decided to run in grassroots elections this coming September in constituencies around...

China: French Students Encountered Chinese Chengguan

Japan: Tokyo after the earthquake

25 May 2011

Thailand’s First Female Prime Minister?

Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the sister of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra, has emerged in the past week as a popular candidate in the coming July election in Thailand. She could...

South Korea: Social Media Controversy Surrounds Sports Broadcaster's Death

The suicide on May 23, 2011, of national television channel MBC sports announcer, Song Ji-seon in South Korea has sparked considerable controversy regarding social media in the country. South Korea...

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

23 May 2011

Myanmar: Farmers receive lengthy prison sentence

Philippines: K+12 education reform

China: Three Gorges Dam, A Time To Reflect

Through 17 years of construction until its completion in October 2008, China lauded the Three Gorges Dam as one of the engineering marvels of the world. At a State Council...

China: War Game Between China and the U.S

China: “We Chinese”

China: Fang Binxing Shoegate: Responses Within China

Japan: Video Haiku