24 July 2006

Stories from 24 July 2006

China: Chen on trial

  24 July 2006

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guang-cheng is on trial today (July 25). Nickwong anticipates that the result won't be good (zh).

China: disappearing

  24 July 2006

Jeremy Goldkorn from Danwei writes about the disappearing of Beijing and Shanghai because of urban renewal.

Hong Kong:

  24 July 2006

Yeahayeah blogs about the demonstration against Israelis bombing in Lebanon in Hong Kong (zh).

Hong Kong: goodbye Suzie Wong

  24 July 2006

The romance of Suzie Wong takes place in Hong Kong, an classic scence is in Star ferry pier, Central. Hong Kong government is now planning to demolish the pier. Diumanpark criticizes the government of such acts in his blog post: goodbye Suzie Wong (zh) and urges people to sign up...

Hong Kong: learning from parent

  24 July 2006

ESWN translates a blogpost from learned friend on how children are being influenced by their parent in racial stereotype. “To the parents of the children — how do you teach your children!“

Gripes with Footballer Lilian Thuram

  24 July 2006

Of Lilian Thuram, a French football player of Guadeloupean origin, France-based Senegalese blogger says (Fr): “Wanting desperately to become a Martin Luther King-style defender of the Black cause, Thuram seems to have no friends around him to tell him to calm down and to stay away from politics, an artform...

Latin America: Mercorsur Summit

  24 July 2006

The Mercosur summit ended with Hugo and Fidel stealing the limelight says Erwin Cifuentes. Greg Weeks sorts out the implications of Venezuela's new membership in the trade bloc. Finally, Ricardo Carreón argues that Mexico could and should become the trade organizations first non-South American member.

Zimbabwe: Big Brother plan

  24 July 2006

The Bearded Man commens on an article in the Washington Post about plans being mooted by the Zimbabwean government to monitor e-mail and other electronic communication. He writes: “It would take a sizeable army to sift through emails, SMS and telephone calls – yes, I know that much of it...

South Africa: Eastern Cape Paper

  24 July 2006

Farrel Lifson of politics.za comments on a forthcoming position paper from the Eastern Cape provincial division of the African National Congress (ANC), which will say that the South African government is being taken over by right-wing forces resistant to transformation.

African countries need technocrats

  24 July 2006

Africa Unchained points to a passage in George Ayittey's book by the same name, which runs: “We need TECHNOCRATS to fix our broken, dysfunctional institutions. REPAIRMEN or plumbers who will unclog the gutters or the system. CUTLASSES to chop down all the dead wood.”

Kenya: Job loss

  24 July 2006

“It's odd to quit a job,” writes Kenyan Musings, who just quit hers. “People think you are nuts…but it gets to the point where if you allow yourself to be depleted to the point where your professional tank is empty and you are running on fumes of habit, everybody loses....

India: Naxals in Central India

  24 July 2006

The terror of Naxal forces in Central IndiaI at Indian Muslims. “Vast areas of Chhattisgarh are now controlled by Naxals (termed Naxal because of Naxalbari village in West Bengal where the armed revolution started in the 60s) but the BJP state government that had come to power on the plank...

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