Stories from 9 July 2006
China: Rising sun in internet game
ESWN translates a local report about the angry reaction of Chinese game players when they found out the graphic of “rising sun” appeared in Netease game “The Fantasy of the Journey West”. “To raise a ‘Rising Sun flag’ in a Great Tang government office is obviously a challenge and an...
South Korea: Anti-Amercian movie?
The USFK bashing Korean movie, “The Host” is about to begin screening in Korea; GI Korea Blog comments that the movie is too anti-American. However, Michael Hurt from Scribblings of the Metropolitician disagrees and suggests other to “go see the film – Americans might bristle uncomfortably for a few minutes,...
South Korea: photos 1906
Joshua blogs some precious photos of Korea in 1906 in the Korea Liberator.
Japan: expressing love
Lee in Tokyo times blogs about a gang of Japanese middle age men organized themselves to express their love towards their wife. The organizer explains: “overseas, Japan tends to be seen as a chauvinistic country. We want to improve the image of Japanese men overall by carrying out public displays...
China: internet registration
William Long reports that the chongqing provincial government recently demanded that individual going online at home should set up a file at the police station or else the online service would be suspended for six months (zh). The blogger comments that such policy is like boiling frogs with warm water.
China: yellow earth plateau
Raymond zhou translates a post from China Daily on the environment and livelihood in Yellow Earth Plateau – one of the poorest area in China, Gansu Province.
China: the special ticket to Tibet
HanSong, a science story writer in China posts an excrept of his fiction “the special ticket to Tibet” (zh). Joel Martinsen in Danwei has an introduction and translation.
South Korea: a brief history of resistance to North Korean regime
Joshua in the Korea Liberator posts a chronology from 1981-2006 of North Korean's efforts in resisting the authoritarian regime.
The Syrian Blogsphere, Away from Politics
This week, we'll keep dirty Middle East politics away for a change. And focus more social side of the Syrian blogsphere. To start off with artsy Soraya, talking about the Jazz Festival that was held in the old city of Damascus this month, with live bands performing in the newly...
Global Food Blog Report #24
#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....