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· April, 2013

Stories about East Asia from April, 2013

23 April 2013

Eric Schmidt and North Korea's Internet Dilemma

Japan's Next Election Campaign will be Tweeted, Emailed and Blogged

Japan has approved a bill that will allow political candidates to tweet and blog during their election campaigns. Up until recently Japanese electoral candidates had to cautiously navigate their Facebook...

Thailand Police Shame Drunk Drivers on Facebook

The Kingdoms of Southeast Asia

“Tell Everyone I'm not Free”

Hong Kong Hit by Gold Tourism

Legal Checklist For Doing Business in China

22 April 2013

Indonesia: Reflections on Women's Emancipation Day

Kartini Day or Women's Emancipation Day is celebrated every year on April 21 in Indonesia to honor Raden Ajeng Kartini, a champion of women's rights. For many Indonesians, Kartini's vision...

Hong Kong Man Arrested for Cursing China's President with Graffiti

The excessive use of police force in the recent arrest of a man who wrote graffiti cursing the Chinese President has outraged many in Hong Kong.

Torture Victims March in Hong Kong

Chinese Earthquake as Seen on Weibo

South Korean Spy Agency's Political Meddling

YouTube Lags in South Korea While Internet Zips By

In South Korea where net users are accustomed to whizzing along with one of the fastest Internet connection speeds in the world, YouTube's sluggish performance is a source of constant...

21 April 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping's ‘Fake’ Taxi Ride Fools State Media

China's state news agency is backpedaling on a report it endorsed that appeared in Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper about Chinese President Xi Jinping hailing a taxi last month in order...

What Malaysians Expect in the General Elections

With the 13th General Elections drawing closer, many Malaysians have turned to the internet for news and other information, as well as posting their thoughts on the election. Malaysians are...

20 April 2013

Philippine Education Directory

Malaysian 2013 Elections Alphabet

Myanmar: Suu Kyi Beats Lady Gaga in Time Magazine Poll

Myanmar opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was voted as the Time Magazine's most influential person of the decade on April 17, 2013. Suu Kyi won against...

Netizens Tell Red Cross China to Get Lost

Indonesia: Relief Still Needed for Rokatenda Refugees

The impact of the Rokatenda volcanic eruption in Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia is still felt by some 3,000 refugees from Sikka District. Rokatenda erupted last February...

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