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· April, 2012

Stories about East Asia from April, 2012

24 April 2012

Malaysia: Occupy Dataran Merdeka and Education Protests

The April 28 Bersih 3.0 sit-down protest is expected to be the major political event of the month in Malaysia but students and Occupy activists have already put forward their...

Malaysia Prepares for Bersih 3.0 Sit-Down Protest

The Malaysia election reform movement Bersih (Clean) has organized a Bersih 3.0 Duduk Bantah (sit-in protest) on April 28 at Dataran Merdeka. It's the same group which gathered more than...

23 April 2012

Video: Mobile Phone Megaphone Project for Chinese Immigrants in the US

China: Reactions to TV Ban on Japanese Porn Star, Sola Aoi

Chinese netizens are frustrated by the government's ban stopping Japanese porn star Sola Aoi from appearing in television shows. To show their support, they displayed a slogan at a Guangzhou...

Multinational Companies’ China Market

20 April 2012

China and Hong Kong: 2010-2020 Shenzhen Comprehensive Plan

Discussion on the Draft of China's Film Industry Promotion Law

Singapore: Train Breakdowns Becoming Part of Life

Once a symbol of pride and development, Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit trains now come with a warning: ride at your own risk. Four breakdowns and assorted delays over the past...

18 April 2012

North Korean TV Announcer Appears with Double “Kim Pins”

North Korea Timeline in Storify

East Timor: Presidential Runoff Election Accomplished With Stability

Video Highlights: Syrian Activism, Children's Issues and Dolphin Deaths

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories like the Syrian protests in Middle East and North Africa, China and India's female gendercide phenomenon in South Asia and...

China: Crackdown on Large Dogs Again

17 April 2012

China: What is Causing the Death of Endangered Finless Porpoises?

More than a dozen corpses of the Finless Porpoise, a species even more rare than the Giant Panda, have been found in Dongting Lake in Hubei and Hunan provinces since...

Overhyped Elections in Myanmar?

The world rejoiced after Myanmar election officials announced the victory of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in the recent by-elections in the country. But according to some netizens and...

Indonesia: Popular Minister Starts His Twitter Account

Dahlan Iskan, the popular State Enterprises Minister of Indonesia, has caused another hype in the virtual world after starting his Twitter account. In the past week, some netizens were able...

16 April 2012

China: Feminist Questions ‘Date NGO Girls’ Charity Event

A nonprofit organization that supports the development of NGOs recently introduced a charity event in Beijing to help young female NGO staffers to find their marriage match. However, prominent feminist...