Stories from 9 December 2005
Global Voices Summit: Join us Saturday online!
(Cartoon by Hugh Mcleod) In just a few hours, bloggers from the Global Voices community plus a number of groupies, fans, and supporters will be gathering for the Global Voices London Summit This site has gone a long way since a smaller group of us got together a year ago…...
China: Blog Awards
Danwei hands out his “Model Worker Awards” — his picks for the best English-language blogs in China in 2005. It's an impressive list.
China: Changes in Kashgar
Musing Under the Tenement Palm visits Kashgar on the far western edge of China and is astounded by the visible changes there since 2003.
China, Taiwan: Democracy v. Autocracy
On Simon World, a soon-to-pass law in Taiwan that would limit interest rates for credit cards sparked an argument which led to a post that generated much discussion among its readers about the relative merits of democracy and autocracy for China.
Hong Kong: Possible Dream
Glutter reacts strongly against an online op-ed that claims democracy for Hong Kong is an “impossible dream.”
South Korea: The Meaning of Footwashing
The Asia Pages wonders why Koreans keep asking her if her boyfriend, who she thinks is great otherwise, also washes her feet. She asks readers to explain the emotional significance of footwashing in Korean culture.
Well, it happened. I got side-swiped by a colossal Boredom Truck while riding my trusted Vespa Scooter on the internet highway, surveying for relevant blogs to highlight for this post. I hate to admit it but the accident was my fault. Driving through the drivel of insufferable sites that litter...
Kazakhstan: Heritage Panel
neweurasia reports on a Heritage Foundation Panel on Kazakhstan's recent election that gives a superb snapshot of expert opinion regarding the country and its relations with the US.
Uzbekistan: Creative Marketing
Vseuznii Blog has an example of creative marketing in the Uzbek ISP business. (Link in Russian, but photo text is in English.)
Mongolia: Perils of E-Government
…yuu bna? reports that Mongolia's government is having a few problems with its online presence