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· May, 2017

Stories about East Asia from May, 2017

7 May 2017

WeChat? Not in Russia You Don't.

RuNet Echo

Last week, Russia’s federal censor blocked WeChat, China’s largest mobile messaging app. According to Russia’s media censor, Roskomnadzor, WeChat failed to register with the federal government.

6 May 2017

Photographer Chronicles Day-to-Day Life in Tokyo

From stunning portraits to cultural scenes that may not be around for much longer, Lee Chapman is passionate about documenting life in Tokyo.

5 May 2017

Wanna Share News on Social Media? With China's New Rules, You'll Need a Permit For That.

Advox

"It is like asking us to uninstall all the communication tools or else whenever you speak, you could violate the law."

Young Girl Quits Malaysian Chess Tournament After Organizers Call Her Knee-Length Skirt ‘Seductive’

"The police should not only be looking into the claims of the breach of dress code but the fact that a child was possibly sexualised by an adult.”

4 May 2017

Netizen Report: Vietnam Says Facebook Will Cooperate With Censorship Requests on Offensive and ‘Fake’ Content

Advox

Vietnam makes a deal with Facebook, beef controversy leads to online harassment in India and French authorities push to globalize ‘right to be forgotten’.

3 May 2017

Where Are All the Ordinary People in China's Hit Anti-Corruption Show ‘In the Name of the People'?

[The series] should have been called “Feudal Hereditary System”, as the drama suggests peasants’ children are likely to be corrupt officials and villains while officials’ children are mostly upright..."

‘Crusading’ Philippine Environment Minister Shares Her Visits to Open Pit Mines on Facebook

"I clearly saw that the mine tailings had killed the economy of the entire area," wrote the environment secretary on her Facebook page.

1 May 2017

A Software Engineer's Blog Takes Readers on Bike Rides Through Japan's Backroads

Friedl's blog is a great way to explore Japan by bike, even if you aren't in Japan or don't necessarily own a bike.