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27 July 2006

Stories from 27 July 2006

China: money out of disaster

ESWN translates a BBS post on how a local company made money out of a memorial park of the victim of the Tangshan earthquake.

Taiwan: corruption

FLD from China Times wonders how president Chen Shui-bian would response to the recent accounting department report on the president house national secret expenses (zh). The report was released yesterday:...

China: Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship

Zat Liu in Shanghaiist reports on the Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship organized by Ministry of Public Security and Public Security Office of Hunan Province and to be held from August...

China: spoofing culture

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China blogs about spoofing culture in Chinese internet sphere and translates an article from QQ discussing whether spoofing can prevent social tragedies. Spoofing is a popular...

Hong Kong: Book exhibition

Many bloggers in Hong Kong blog about book exhibition. Henry porter criticizes book exhibition this year become even more “vulgar”. Because of the crowd, the host has to urge people...

Reforming Philippine Elections

Philippine electoral system is one of the most inefficient in the world. It would take more than a month before results can be known after election day since counting of...

Indoensia: Expat Life and Indonesian Thoughts

The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomi talks about expats discussing life in Indonesia. The blogger does not agree with some of the views the expats have but at the end of...

Myanmar: Love and Relationship in Myanmar

Dawn in Myanmar takes a look at love and relationship in Myanmar and how people are holding on some traditions while some things are changing.

Thailand: Pad Thai Pho Noodles

Manivan Larprom in her Thai Lao Food Blog has text and video instructions for preparing Pad Thai Pho Noodles.

Brunei: Spotting a Bruneian

The Daily Brunei Resources blog talks about what makes a person a Bruneian.

Cheese Fraud: Viral Marketing Phenomenon

Gilbertte Van Erpe introduces herself as a French business woman. She has been doing fraud in Belgium, France, Peru and the last year it was the Chilean citizens’ turn. Bloggers...

Haiti: Investment Made Easier

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to (Fr) a Radio Metropole article about the launch of a new Center for the Facilitation of Investment thanks to a grant by USAID. Thanks...

Haiti: Protesters Ask for Debt Cancellation

Collectif Haiti de Provence points (Fr) to a Radio Signal FM article stating: “Tens of Haitian alternative globalization activists protested Tuesday in front of a Port-au-Prince hotel where international delegations...

Martinique, France: Tribu Ka Suspended

France's Council of Ministers recently decided to dissolve Tribu Ka, a Black nationalist French group, accusing it of anti-semitism. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy claims the group posted a graphic...

Voices from the Caucasus

Russian tourists rest in the shade in the Novy Afon (New Athos) monastery near the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia – by eurutuf What follows is a...

Tajikistan: Intellectual Development

Vadim discusses why Tajikistan placed last in intellectual development amongst post-Soviet states on the World Bank's knowledge index.

Mongolia: Gandhi Statue

For Optimists and Philosophers reports on the unveiling of a Gandhi statue in Ulaanbaatar.

Russia & Armenia: Discriminatory Hiring

Nessuna reports on anti-Armenian discrimination in hiring for jobs in Russia.

Georgia: Excuse to Invade

Matt Jay rounds up news on Georgia's military operations against a local warlord who controls the Kodori Gorge, the only part of the breakaway region of Abkhazia controlled by Tbilisi....

India: The hundred dollar laptop

The Nanopolitan comments on the government deciding not to go ahead with the hundred dollar laptop.

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