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· August, 2012

Stories about East Asia from August, 2012

25 August 2012

Myanmar: Mizzima Website Hacked

Philippines: Senator Accused of Plagiarism

A Philippine senator is accused of plagiarism when he delivered a speech without mentioning that he copied several parts of the speech from a blog. The senator, instead of apologizing,...

23 August 2012

China: Open Letter to Car-Smashing “Patriots”

China: Mahjong Obsession

Myanmar: Delta Region Hit by Worst Flooding in a Decade

More than 30,000 people were displaced from their homes as floods hit the delta region of Myanmar. Residents have described the flash floods as the worst in a decade.

Six days in Hong Kong's Occupy Central

China: Power Cut at Indie Film Festival

Taiwan: Corporate Lawsuit Threatens Academic Freedom

Dr. Ben-Jei Tsuang, an environmental engineer and professor, is the latest victim of a defamation lawsuit brought on by a big corporation, the Formosa Plastic Group, for his research. Dr....

22 August 2012

Hong Kong: Campaigning Against Cattle Relocation Policy

Agriculture was vibrant just decades ago in Hong Kong in rural areas, and yellow cattle were a particular feature. Pressure from local government to relocate 8 cattle in Mui Wo...

21 August 2012

Environmentalist Ex-NBA Star Visits Kenya on Anti-Poaching Tour

Since retiring from the National Basketball Association a year ago, Chinese star Yao Ming has become a committed environmentalist, working with WildAid. His most recent visit was to Kenya to...

Myanmar: Abused Child Goes to Court Without Lawyer

Debit Cards in Myanmar

Hong Kong: Citizens Lead Clean-Up of Typhoon Plastic Pellet Spillage

More than 150 tons of plastic pellets manufactured by SINOPEC were spilled into the sea when Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong this July. However, the government neither announced the incident...

History of Cambodian Comics

Blogs Blocked in Vietnam

Vietnam: Human Rights Lawyer Attacked

20 August 2012

East Timor: Hundreds of Resistance-Related Images on Facebook

South Korea: Controversial Launch of Online Music Video Rating

South Korean authorities have launched a new ratings system for music videos posted online. The new bill requires every music video (or promotional video) and even movie trailers to be...

The Day I Got Arrested in China

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