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· May, 2011

Stories about East Asia from May, 2011

22 May 2011

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

Japan: Aiding the Aid Workers

After more than two months from the earthquake around 110,000 people are still living in evacuation centers. Along with victims of the disaster, some of the volunteers, doctors and aid...

China: Rejected Self Defense Plea A Green Light For Deadly Demolitions

Villager Tong Yihong says a demolition crew drove a bulldozer onto his property, and he acted in self defense. Police say the bricks Tong threw down from his roof left...

Korea: Is North Korea Behind Every Unsolved Cyber Attack?

A slew of fearsome reports on the North Korea's cyber attack capability recently came out in South Korea, and even on Fox News this week. The South Korean government concluded...

China: Writing Imaginary Book Reviews

In 2010, a collection of reviews for non-existent books, written by Chinese author Bimuyu, was published. This month Bimuyu shared with readers his thinking behind these reviews.

21 May 2011

Malaysia: Tweets on the Orphanage Landslide

While the world was busy discussing the ‘end of the world,’ Malaysians mourned the death of innocent children who were buried in a landslide in an orphanage motivational camp near...

Translating a Vietnamese song to English

Vietnam: Increasing number of high-rise buildings

Vietnamese phonetic alphabet

Myanmar: Ban on use of CDs, USB sticks, floppy drives

Thailand: Social media, elections, and politics

18 May 2011

Malaysia: Tweets on the Acid Splasher

More than 20 cases of acid attacks have been reported already in Malaysia since March. Many residents are scared to walk in the streets. Netizens were quick to spread information...

World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the...

South Korea: Cartoons Commemorating the Gwangju Massacre on May 18

China: Chinese Gays Profess Their Love On Stage At Beijing Concert

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