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· July, 2013

Stories about East Asia from July, 2013

23 July 2013

Watermelon Vendor's Death Triggers Backlash Against China's Urban Management Officers

The Linwu urban management authorities intended to cover up the death of a watermelon vendor, Deng Zhengjia, with huge compensation. Chinese netizens wanted the truth.

22 July 2013

PHOTO: South Koreans Protest Against the Secret Agency Scandal

Fukushima: No Place Like Home

Is the Man Who Bombed Beijing's Airport a Terrorist or Victim?

A man in a wheelchair, who claims he is paralyzed as the result of cruel beatings by police officers in 2005, set off a homemade bomb in Beijing's airport.

PHOTO: Fishing in the Polluted Waters of Manila Bay

20 July 2013

South Korean Authorities Raid Ex-Dictator's Home, Seize Massive Art Collection

Authorities hauled away 350 works of art worth millions of dollars. But was the raid a meaningful attempt at justice or a political decoy?

19 July 2013

Residents Oppose Coal Project in Southern Philippine City

Coal plant could also undermine Davao City’s reputation as Southeast Asia’s first smoke-free city.

Chinese Court's Bizarre Anti-Sexual Abuse Poster

China Law Professor: Raping Bargirl Does Less Harm

Experience of Being Black in China

China: Crackdown on Citizen Movement Activists

Blockbuster Film ‘Tiny Times’ Reflects China's Generational Conflict

China's older generation critics are blasting the 'materialistic' Tiny Times, a luxury brand-heavy drama about four young women who pursue love and success.

18 July 2013

Foreign Words Invade Traditional Japanese

A 71-year-old man is suing Japan's public broadcaster because he is literally lost in translation, in his very own country.

Nigeria Cements China Relations With Presidential Visit

Was President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's visit to China payback to US President Barack Obama for not visiting Nigeria during the American leader's African tour? Nigerian netizens evaluate.

Thailand ‘Hitler’ Chicken Story Exposed as Inaccurate

China Cracks Down on Corruption Whistleblower

China has blocked the web presence of anti-corruption hero Zhu Ruifeng for reporting on the shady relationship between two local communist party officials.

PHOTO: “Go Bald for a Cause” in Brunei

17 July 2013

South Korea Suspects North Korea Was Behind June Hacking Attack

Thousands in China's Guangzhou Rally Against Trash Incinerator Plan

Residents of Shiling town in China’s southern Guangzhou province took to the streets over pollution fears.

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