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· October, 2013

Stories about East Asia from October, 2013

21 October 2013

Malaysian Court Rules Catholic Paper Can’t Use ‘Allah’ to Refer to God

The court ruled that the Catholic paper would create confusion and disrupt public order if it is allowed to use the word Allah

19 October 2013

Viral Video Compares Chinese Top Leaders to Kung Fu Masters

Viral video in China: What kind of leaders do you want? American idols or Kungfu masters?

18 October 2013

Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

PHOTOS: Hundreds Dead, Historic Churches Destroyed in Philippine Quake

"Our churches may have been destroyed but not our faith" became a popular online message in the Philippines after a strong earthquake hit the central part of the country

China's Maple Bridge Experience and Local Governance

China: School Forces Students To Participate in Forced Demolition

17 October 2013

Arbitrary TV License Decision Undermines Hong Kong Freedom of Speech

Hong Kong people believe that the government screened out a new free-to-air Television competitor due to political reasons.

China's Agenda in the World Media Summit

16 October 2013

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

Across Rivers, Atop Mountains: A Constituency Unreachable via Internet

The Bridge

As a youth party representative in the Philippine Congress, Mong Palatino visited remote and impoverished communities in need of far more than an internet connection.

Is Japan Ready to Host the Paralympics?

Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.

Chinese Party Paper Bashes Former Google China Chief Lee Kaifu

China’s Party magazine “Party Building” recently published “Ten Questions for Lee Kaifu”[zh], questioning the former Google China chief and online celebrity’s citizenship status, his motives, his public comments and political...

Saving Mothers and Babies in Laos