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· August, 2011

Stories about East Asia from August, 2011

28 August 2011

Japan: Trends in the blogging service landscape

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

More than 2,600 South Korean pop songs have been censored in the past two years for their "hazardous" lyrics. One entertainment agency, however, filed a lawsuit against the government that...

Singapore Elects New President

Dr Tony Tan was elected Singapore's seventh president on August 27 with a winning margin of only 7,269 votes. This was enough to beat the three other candidates in Singapore’s...

25 August 2011

China: Three Public Expenditures and State Secrets

In China, the term, "three public expenditures" or san gong jingfei, refers to government expenses for overseas trips, food and entertainment and public vehicles. The three expenditures have been considered...

24 August 2011

Russia: Kim Jong Il's Visit

North Korea Got Talent? Video of North Korean Singing Contest on Chinese Site

China: Chinese porn culture

China: Closing down of migrant schools in Beijing

China: Chinese Lawyer Reveals Details of 108-Day Detention

Singapore’s Curry Solidarity

Netizens reacted strongly to the news that an Indian family in Singapore has agreed not to cook curry after their newly arrived neighbors from China complained to authorities about the...

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