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· June, 2014

Stories about East Asia from June, 2014

18 June 2014

Just Google It? Not In China, Where Google Remains Blocked

Google search, Gmail and Google Scholar are only accessible thanks to VPNs and mirror sites in China ever since they were blocked in late May before the Tiannamen massacre anniversary.

‘People No Longer Trust the Government’ – This Open Letter Went Viral in Singapore

Singaporean novelist Catherine Lim wrote an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong bemoaning the decline of public trust in the government.

Have a Corrupt Foreign Company in China? ‘You Should Leave Now’

16 June 2014

VIDEO: Why Some Students Migrate to Beat China's ‘Unfair’ University Entrance Exam

A quota system favors students from certain areas of China over others, meaning moving to the right region can boost your chances of going to a good university.

Laos Development NGOs Silent on Human Rights

What the Thai Junta Should Learn from the Burmese Junta

13 June 2014

Thailand's Coup Regime Tries to Woo People With Free World Cup Telecasts and Massages

Free concerts, free food, free medical check-ups, free movies, free haircut, and now free telecast of all World Cup Games. Thailand's coup regime is serious in wooing public support.

10 June 2014

China's Dog Meat Festival – Cruelty or Culture?

Animal rights activists in China are campaigning hard to ban the consumption of dog meat, but traditionalists and dog meat lovers say that it infringes on their culture and rights.

Mass Protest in Guangzhou, China

9 June 2014

Sharia Law and Free Speech in Brunei

The Sharia Law has created more difficulties in enhancing free speech and media freedom in Brunei. Dissenting voices were stifled after the Sultan threatened legal action against critics.

8 June 2014

Why Do the Taiwanese Need to Remember the Tiananmen Massacre?

Hong Kong may have taken the lead in observing the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but other Chinese speaking communities, such as the people of Taiwan, also organize annual...

Human Rights Situation in Laos

3 June 2014

Thailand's Coup Protesters Are Looking to The Hunger Games for Inspiration

Protest ban? No problem for anti-coup protesters in Thailand as they adopted the 'Hunger Games' salute while some conducted 'read-in' activities in public places.

Indonesians Assert #15yearsNOTenough for Child Predators

The surge in child molestation cases in Indonesia has prompted many parents to ask the government to amend the law and hand out harsher punishment for perpetrators.

China: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

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