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8 August 2006

Stories from 8 August 2006

China: english teacher

Imagethief responses to the recent article from AP about English teacher in China: “It has always seemed to me that teaching in English was the job of last resort for...

China: Shanghai book expo

Shang Neil in Shanghaiist reports on the book expo in Shanghai.

Hong Kong: blog research

Moluiology comments on a award winning research done by a professor in Hong Kong University claiming that blog can become a platform for hate speech. Moluilogy disagrees and points out...

Hong Kong: lights out

Last night local environmental organizations jointly launched the light outs campaign in Hong Kong; the big white guy comments that “it turns out the power companies has nothing to fear...

East Asia: Asia history carnival

Frog in the Well runs the sixth Asia history carnival by grouping and reviewing blog posts and internet resources on China, Korea and other Asian countries history.

China: Lebanon

ESWN has a partial translations of a blog post from Hong Kong and an essay by a famous mainland Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo to show the readers what are the...

Martinique: Homophobia and Tourism

Le Blog de [Moi] disagrees (Fr) with local LGBT association An Nou Alle that Martiniquan homophobia explains a recent lag in its tourism industry but agrees with them that certain...

Reunion: Whales Passing Through

In a news roundup, blogger Jean-Paul of Dijoux.re writes (Fr): “Whales are passing through our island to reach cold waters. The females are here to give birth before leaving for...

Kazakhstan: Bowling

Andrey of neweurasia offers bowling as a summer sport (ru).

Kazakhstan: Volga – Kazakhstan – Braunschweig

Ben Paarmann translates a story from German that tells how Volga Germans who were exiled to Kazakhstan are returning to Germany.

Armenia: Photo Manipulation

Onnik Krikorian uses the dismissal of a Reuters freelance photographer in Lebanon for manipulating photos as a springboard to discuss photojournalists’ ethics and photo manipulation in Armenian media.

Uzbekistan: Gulnora, Pop Star

Registan.net reports that the daughter of Uzbekistan's president has launched a pop music career and speculates on how it will impact pop music in Uzbekistan.

Latin America: United Against Menéame

Manuel Amador is collecting posts (ES) by bloggers who share his conviction that the popular Digg-like aggregation site Menéame (ES) is worthless.

Guatemala: Looking for Palladin

El Blog Diablogico runs into a film crew in Antigua only to discover what will be the first full-length feature to be shot entirely in Guatemala since Green Jade back...

Albania: Letter to the Country

David Sheern writes a letter to Albania, advising it “on how to become a better nation.”

Ukraine: New Government

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine posts a reaction on Ukraine's new government headed by Victor Yanukovych.

Venzuela: The 1999 Floods and Climate Change

David, who continues to ride his bike along the Venezuelan coast, reminds readers of the deadly floods that claimed an estimated 30,000 victims in 1999.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Interviewed

LEvko of Foreign Notes reports on Yulia Tymoshenko's most recent radio interview, in which she talks, among other things, about Victor Yushchenko's broken promises.

Ukraine: Romance Tours

Everybody I Love You criticizes a feature on “romance tours” to Ukraine that appeared in Harper's.

Russia: Chechens and Navajos

J. Otto Pohl reviews citations of his work and runs into an interesting book that compares the Chechens and Navajos: “Both the ethnic cleansing of the Navajos and the Chechens...

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