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· December, 2012

Stories about East Asia from December, 2012

24 December 2012

Animal Welfare Groups Step Up Campaign in Laos

Animal welfare groups in Laos have stepped up their campaign to promote protection of animals and public awareness about animal care. Their campaigns include better veterinary care, providing shelter to...

Are Dynastic Politics Making a Comeback in East Asia?

23 December 2012

Rohingya Refugees Rejected by Singapore

Singapore turned away 40 Rohingya shipwreck survivors who were rescued by a Vietnamese ship. Singapore netizens and human rights groups reacted strongly to the decision of authorities to send away...

China's Environment in 2012

How to Say Singapore Correctly?

Philippines: Summary of Data Privacy Act

Vietnam's Dipping Sauces

Pangolin Rehabilitation Center in Cambodia

How the Chinese Government Uses Social Media in China

21 December 2012

China Cautioned: “The Internet is Not Outside the Law”

On December 18, 2012 China's government backed People's Daily published an article on the front page titled “The Internet is Not Outside the Law”. Most netizens feel disappointed by the...

Veteran Director Raises Curtain on China's Arbitrary Film Censorship Policy

The screening of controversial film V for Vendetta on the state broadcaster China Central Television has stirred up hope for censorship reform in China. On December 15, 2012, 70-year-old film...

20 December 2012

Chinese Responses to the North Korea Missile Launch

Film Festival on Organic Farming in Japan

Xi Jinping: a hardline nationalist in control of China?

Former Dictator's Daughter Elected As President of South Korea

On December 19, 2012, Park Geun-hye was elected as the next President of South Korea. She is from the ruling conservative Saenuri party and daughter of the former dictator Park...

The Ten Biggest Sex and Gender Stories of 2012 in China

A Comparison of China's and America's Richest People