· September, 2005

Stories about East Asia from September, 2005

Taiwan, China: Full text of Li Ao

  22 September 2005

EWSN posts a full-length English translation of the controversial speech by Taiwan writer Li Ao, and urges readers to make up their own minds, rather than relying on imperfect summaries in the Western press.

China: WiFi in Shanghai

  22 September 2005

Danwei scouts out the best spots for free WiFi Internet access in Shanghai, and provides a handy list.

China: Taishi village discussion removed

  22 September 2005

EastSouthWestNorth reports that all mention of the Taishi village elections in the southern province of Guangdong has been expunged from the Yannan online discussion forum.

Japan: Innovative photographer

  21 September 2005

Photoethnography.com links to the innovative and striking work of Japanese architect and photographic artist Kazuhiko Kawahara.

China, Japan: Hitler comparisons

  21 September 2005

Danwei translates a recent article by a Chinese political commentator using a comparisons with Hitler, in what Chinese analysts are increasingly viewing as a “remilitarization” of Japan in the wake of the landslide election victory for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party earlier this month.

China: Yahoo debate continues

  21 September 2005

The debate over Yahoo!'s actions in China rumbles on in the blogosphere, with China Herald examining whether the company had a way out of the situation it found itself in with regard to cyber-dissident Shi Tao.

China: Taishi protests

  21 September 2005

China Digital Times has a photo, courtesy of Duowei.com, of angry residents of Taishi village in the southern province of Guangdong, protesting official intransigence in the face of corruption allegations.

Hong Kong: American whispers

  21 September 2005

EastSouthWestNorth translates excerpts from a gossip column in the popular weekly magazine Next about some howlers spotted on a U.S. State Department-affiliated Web site purporting to give information about Hong Kong.

Cambodio: New King online

  21 September 2005

ThaRum reports that Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni has followed his father's example and set up his own Web site.

China: What's on wiki

  20 September 2005

Hailey Xie has set up a wiki for people to add their knowledge of forthcoming events around China.

Philippines: Spooky tales

  20 September 2005

The Sassy Laywer's Journal reports that six members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called for an enquiry into the activities of the CIA in the Philippines.

Burma: The coasts of Titan

  20 September 2005

Myanmar blogger Kyaw Oo is taken with newly beamed images of Titan, one of the moons of Jupiter, complete with coastlines, rain and river systems, and seas of liquid methane.

China: Panyu protest

  20 September 2005

EastSouthWestNorth posts a long essay about why the land dispute and re-election of the village committee in the Guangdong village of Taishi is worth taking the trouble to follow.

Hong Kong: WTO protests

  19 September 2005

Che at Chatter Garden posts an account of the welcome extended by the Mexican goverment to non-government groups staging demonstrations at the WTO in Cancun, 2003. Hong Kong will host a WTO round in November.

China: High suicide rate

  19 September 2005

HKDave picks up on a report about the lack of trained mental-health professionals in China, and the high proportion of rural women among the country's suicides.

North Korea: Nuke-free pledge

  19 September 2005

One Free Korea takes apart, in a point-by-point analysis, the unexpected announcement that North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for security and assistance guarantees from the other five parties to the China-brokered talks.

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