Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· February, 2014

Stories about East Asia from February, 2014

18 February 2014

Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo

Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.

PHOTOS: A Dizzying View From the Top of Shanghai Tower

Take a look at photos taken by Russian climbing team Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov from the top of what will soon be the second tallest building in the world.

17 February 2014

Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

Correction to Chosun Newspaper in South Korea

16 February 2014

Collaborative Translation Project Promotes Civic Tech in Japan

Translators in Japan are volunteering to translate Code for America's "Beyond Transparency" to help promote civic tech there.

Japan Slides Further Down in World Press Freedom Index

"To put it bluntly, media is even less believable than a politician."

South Korea: Being Native English Teacher and Reverse Racism

5 Music Blogs about China's Underground Music Scene

There’s an emerging group of Chinese musicians working outside government-controlled media channels, striving to form an independent voice through musical expression in China.

China Central TV Blames Beijing Government for Air Pollution

Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia

Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.

Why It's Hard to Say “I Love You” in Chinese

14 February 2014

Chinese Singletons Snatch Up Cinema Seats to Sabotage Valentine's Day Dates

One of the organizers of the occupation said that many of those who participated did so wanting to meet new friends, hoping to turn a "prank" into a "blind date".

‘Dolphin’ Marriage Proposal in the Philippines Angers Animal Rights Activists

Many Filipinos did not find it romantic to use a dolphin in a marriage proposal. Environmentalists described it as vandalism, unethical, and plain cruelty to animals

PHOTOS: Saigon in the Past 50 Years

‘Bizarre’ Thailand Elections

13 February 2014

Self-Censorship in Hong Kong Claims Another Popular Radio Host

In the past ten years, a large number of newspapers columnists, editors, radio and TV hosts have been sacked for their critical stance towards the Hong Kong and Beijing governments.

Activists Ask China to Ban Bear Bile Farming

In China, moon bears are kept in captivity and their bile is harvested for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site