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· September, 2012

Stories about East Asia from September, 2012

23 September 2012

Philippines: TEDxDiliman Trends on Twitter

More than 100 attendees trooped to the University of Philippines campus in Diliman to witness TEDxDiliman 2012. Several recognizable personalities were invited as this year's speakers. Meanwhile, on the internet,...

Malaysia: New Lacewing Species Discovered with Online Help

Brunei: e-Darussalam Government Portal

Thailand: Historic Cigarette Cards Now Digitized

Cambodia: Photo of BarCamp Phnom Penh 2012

Chinese ‘Soft Power’ Expands in Africa with CCTV

Chinese state-controlled media, China Central Television (CCTV), launched its African regional bureau in Nairobi, Kenya on January 11. While its presence has diversified the media landscape in Africa, some have...

21 September 2012

Myanmar: Peace Day Demonstration

North Korea's Parody of K-Pop Sensation ‘Gangnam Style’

Thailand’s Lese Majeste Law: ‘A Strange Legislation that Needs Reform’

Article 112 of Thailand’s criminal code is often described as the world’s harshest Lese Majeste (anti-royal insult) law. The controversial law is often invoked to censor web content and shut...

China: Good Englishman in Xian

China: Trial of Former Chongqing Police Chief Wang Lijun

20 September 2012

China: Are Overloaded Vehicles to Blame for Harbin Bridge Collapse?

On August 24, a highway bridge in China's Harbin city suddenly collapsed, leaving three dead and five injured. Yesterday the investigation report came out which stated that the collapse was...

China: Return of Maoists in Anti-Japan Protests Brings Anxiety

Maoist protesters in China's recent anti-Japan rallies - and a street fight between a Maoist professor and an 80-year-old man - has brought back people's memories of Chinese political history.

Japan: Film Festival to Celebrate Peace Day

Japan: Should a Famous Comedian's Mum Be Allowed Social Aid?

A Japanese comedian became the subject of massive outrage in the media and online, after it was revealed his mother has claimed social benefit.

Japan: Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Worker Dangers Revealed

A citizen media news video has revealed the dangerous conditions that cleanup workers in Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant are finding themselves in. The plant was damaged by last year's...

China: Writer said “I am a Traitor”

China, US: Anti-Japan Protesters Stop Ambassador's Vehicle