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· August, 2013

Stories about East Asia from August, 2013

22 August 2013

Which Flavor of China's Wildly Popular WeChat Will You Get?

Tencent offers two versions of WeChat, a "sanitized" one for mainland Chinese and an uncensored one for international users, yet some Chinese language accounts registered from overseas also encounter censorship.

21 August 2013

Bicycles in Vietnam

VIDEO: “Mermaids of Timor-Leste”

PHOTOS: Record High Floods in Philippine Capital

Tropical storm Trami struck the Philippines and caused massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces. More than half a million persons were affected by the storm

Mike Tyson Challenged China's Urban Law Enforcement Officers

20 August 2013

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

19 August 2013

China: Egypt's Bloody Crackdown Brings Back Memories of Tiananmen

PHOTO: Thousands Occupy Taiwan's Ministry of Interior and Paint Their Protest

Thailand Wants to Monitor Conversations on LINE App

The proposal is intended to monitor online threats to national security. LINE has 15 million subscribers in Thailand.

18 August 2013

More Religion, Less Science in Indonesia School Reform

The teaching of Science and English language at the primary level will be merged with core subjects such as Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies

VIDEO: Father of Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Speaks About his Case

15 August 2013

‘Selfies’ Protest Against Philippine Train Fare Hikes

Filipino activists are encouraging commuters and netizens to post "selfies" or self-portraits expressing opposition to train fare hikes.

VIDEO: Protests Against South Korea's Spy Agency Held Across North America

Hong Kong's Land Expansion ‘Killing’ Local Fishing Industry

Hong Kong's fishermen have bore witness to the negative effects of Hong Kong's push to expand by filling in land from the surrounding ocean.

13 August 2013

China Gives Internet Celebrities a Guide for Self-Censorship

The guideline set boundaries not to be crossed when it comes to discussion of law, socialism, the state's interests, the rights of the people, and morality.

China: Revenge or Justice?

China: WeChat Spy

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