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· November, 2013

Stories about East Asia from November, 2013

23 November 2013

China to Do Away With Labor Camps

"Detention is a poisonous tree and we’re happy to see it eradicated. But the soil is still there. Some kind of variation of the camps will definitely grow out of...

22 November 2013

Protesters, Journalists Speak Out Against Japan's National Secrecy Bill

The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.

Japan's Independent Tofu Makers Are Rapidly Disappearing

Japan's traditional tofu makers, trying to compete with low supermarket prices, are on the verge of extinction.

General Motors’ Headquarters Move Out of China

‘Kill the Man, Rape My Girlfriend’ Singapore's Army Removes Violent Lyrics from Marching Song

The verse 'Kill the man, rape my girlfriend' is now banned in the Singapore army marching song.

South Korea: Suffering of the Sacrificial ‘Wide Goose Fathers’

20 November 2013

COP19: Fasting For The Climate

Bloggers and Twitter users attending the summit are reacting to Yeb Saño's hunger strike to pressure for meaningful progress at the UN climate talks.

‘Japanese Banksy’ Bashes Nuclear Industry With Street Art

Chinese Netizens Say Farewell to American Embassador Gary Locke

What is the reason behind the resignation of Gary Locke, the American ambassador to China? Chinese netizens are wondering.

Chinese Netizens Confused by China's Reform Plans

18 November 2013

China, Stop Calling Uyghur Muslims Terrorists

Uyghur people are more and more often associated with the term "terrorist" in China. Such labeling has turned random individual criminal acts into the collective responsibility of an ethnic minority.

China to Ease One-child Policy

What Are Xi's Plans for China's Media?

Rising Indonesian Economy Must Address Food Security Issue

How Social Media is Changing Cambodian Politics

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