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· May, 2014

Stories about East Asia from May, 2014

22 May 2014

The First Five Hours of Thailand’s 12th Coup

For the 12th time in the past century, the Royal Thai Army has launched another coup in Thailand in a bid to end violence and political conflict in the country.

Property Prices a Source of Sticker Shock for Expats in Hong Kong

Expats flock to the city for the high quality of life and abundant work opportunities, but many say rental property prices are too expensive for the average worker.

Wildlife in Hong Kong Lantau Island

Drawings to Mourn for Self-immolated Tibetans

Free Speech Curtailed as Thailand Declares Martial Law

After controlling the newsroom of 14 TV stations, the Thai army has closed down 2,000 radio stations across the country. Army insists martial law is not a coup.

Photo Collection from Hong Kong Metro Stations

20 May 2014

Only in Thailand: Coup Without a Coup

The Thai army declared martial law across Thailand to solve the country's political crisis but it insisted that there was no coup.

19 May 2014

China's Diehard Lawyers

18 May 2014

Anti-China Protests Spread in Vietnam Over Oil Rig Dispute

Workers burned factories, rallies erupted across the country, and traders vowed not to sell Chinese goods after China installed an oil rig ‘inside’ the territorial waters of Vietnam.

Southeast Asian Journalists Speak Out for Press Freedom

The views expressed by Southeast Asian journalists highlighted the continuing challenges and even growing difficulties faced by the press in the region.

16 May 2014

China's Social Web Late to Vietnam Dispute Thanks to Censors

Even after Chinese companies in Vietnam were attacked by Vietnamese protesters, propaganda authorities continued sending instructions to local media forbidding them to report on the news.

15 May 2014

South Korean TV Reporters Apologize for Their Flawed Ferry Coverage

Young journalists for KBS (Korea Broadcasting System) have confessed that their ferry disaster reports were biased and too pro-government.

14 May 2014

4G and other Indonesian Inventions

VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive

Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.

Japan's Yu Terasawa Named ‘Information Hero’ by Reporters Without Borders

12 May 2014

8 Strange Stories About Thailand’s Anti-Government Protests

As the confrontation continues between Thailand’s warring political forces, we take a look back at some of the intriguing and strange stories about the anti-government protests in recent months.

Should Anti-Nuclear Parents in Taiwan Bring Their Kids to Protests?

As police razed tents and shot water cannons at people protesting the island's fourth nuclear power plant, there were children among them.

Hong Kong: End Foreign Domestic Worker's Live in Requirement

11 May 2014

After Six Months, Typhoon Haiyan Victims Continue to Demand Relief and Justice in the Philippines

Six months after a powerful storm displaced millions of residents in central Philippines, survivors continue to demand relief and justice. Lack of government rehabilitation master plan also slowing recovery.

Local or International School? The Dilemma Facing Expats in Hong Kong

International schools are expensive, but local schools often require Cantonese skills. What's an expat parent to do?

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