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· September, 2013

Stories about East Asia from September, 2013

Indonesian Groups Criticize ‘Miss World’ Contest as ‘Un-Islamic’

Venue of the contest was moved from Jakarta to Bali. Organizers vowed to replace bikinis with Balinese sarongs for the beach wear but protests have continued.

For Chinese, Violence in the Middle East Sparks Debate on Democracy, Stability

The crackdown Egypt reminds Chinese people of the Tiananmen Crackdown 24 years ago. Some make use of the violence as a warning to advocators for democracy and social changes in...

Indonesia's First Breastfeeding Video Animation

North Korea Gets 3D Movies

Hackers Put Up Anti-Chinese Communist Party Mooncakes on Government Site

South Korean Major Newspaper Criticized for Violating Child's Privacy

Film Screening of East Timor's First Feature in Dili

PHOTOS: Violent Dispersal of Election Protest in Cambodia

Human rights groups have condemned the excessive use of violence by the police in dispersing an election protest in Cambodia. The police reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition

How To Handle A Chinese Government Raid

Hong Kong: Indonesian Maids Rally Against Abuse

Chinese Micro-bloggers Want to Un-verify User Account

Opinion Leader Charles Xue Forced to Prostitute Himself on Chinese State TV

Charles Xue's self criticism in front of CCTV reminded many of the "class struggle session" during the Cultural Revolution.

Gender Inequality in Laos and Cambodia Schools

Dissecting Myanmar's Internet Connection Woes

China Detains Activist Billionaire Wang Gongquan Amid Crackdown on Dissent

Beijing police arrested and detained billionaire venture capitalist Wang Gongquan, a latest move in cracking down the emerging civil society in China.

Thai Rubber Farmers Continue Protest Despite Government Subsidy Plan

Rubber farmers hit by falling prices have set up road and railway blockades early this month. The government recently announced a subsidy plan but this was rejected by some protesters

Chinese Reactions to Tokyo Olympics 2020

France Sees Great Potential in the Chinese Tourism Industry

The number of trips abroad for the Chinese has gone from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012. A look at this booming market from France.

Thailand’s Ex-Prime Minister Criticized for ‘Stupid Bitch’ Remark

Major newspapers translated the speech as 'stupid woman' and 'stupid lady'. In any case, women groups want the Opposition leader to apologize.

500 Retweets Will Now Get You Three Years in Prison in China

Sharing information on the Internet that is defamatory or "harms national interest" could land China's Internet users in jail.

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