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· January, 2013

Stories about East Asia from January, 2013

27 January 2013

Video: China's Social Media Landscape

Thai Activist Editor Gets 11-Year Jail Term for ‘Insulting’ King

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a veteran activist and former editor of Voice of Taksin magazine (banned in 2010), received an 11 year jail sentence from a Thai court for publishing articles deemed...

25 January 2013

“Stop Erasing Hong Kong's History”

To prevent Hong Kong's government from destroying public records, citizens call for legislation to protect public archives and the citizens' right to access government information. As one of the supporter...

23 January 2013

Philippines: US Navy Ship Damages ‘Protected’ Tubbataha Reefs

Filipino netizens, environmentalists, and nationalists are angry after a United States Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, caused damage to the corals of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea. The...

China: Uyghur Pizza

Skills of a Chinese Police Porn Examiner

Mainland China's Demand on Infant Formula Milk Becomes a Global Issue

Sina Picks Kai-Fu Lee as China's Most Influential Micro-blogger

The former head of Google China Kai-Fu Lee, is the most influential man in China’s micro-blogging world, according to Sina Weibo. He topped the popular micro-blogging platform's recently released list,...

Decades-old Banned Song Inspires Many in Japan

The Annual New Year's Eve music show by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) intrigued many because of a performance by Akihiro Miwa. He sang Yoitomake no Uta (Song for the...

22 January 2013

Is Japan Leaning Towards the Right?

China: Viral love diary of mistress ends career of a senior propaganda official

Myanmar: Barcamp Yangon 2013

Video Footage of War in North Myanmar

China's Resistance Art Beyond Ai Weiwei

Social resistance in the form of action art is getting popular in China. This post introduces readers to an action art group - Made-in-J Town - which staged several body...

21 January 2013

The Cultural Aspect of Wildlife Trade in China

Indonesia Flood: Emergency Phone Numbers in Jakarta

Philippines: Anti-Cybercrime Law Denounced as ‘Cyber Martial Law’

More voices in the Philippines are questioning the Cybercrime Prevention Law as the oral arguments on the petitions against the law are being heard in the Supreme Court. The law...

Google CEO's Trip to North Korea, From Schmidt's Daughter's Blog

South Korea's Four Rivers Project is a Train-Wreck

In South Korea, the highly controversial Four Rivers Project has finally proven to be a train-wreck. Contrary to government claims, the latest audit report finds that the project has worsened...

19 January 2013

Earthquake Debris Disposal Divides Japan

One year and ten months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake hit. The affected areas are now making steps towards recovery thanks to the support from all over...