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13 August 2006

Stories from 13 August 2006

China: dating via internet

One Man Band Width talks about his friend who travelled to China to date with a girl he encountered via internet.

China: the benefit of piracy

Danwei posts the an article, Necessary Evil? Piracy offers Chinese an unprecedented window to the Western world, by Kaiser Kuo. Kuo is a co-founded China's first heavy metal band, Tang...

China: Jiang Zen-min selected works

Positive solution talks about how China Daily reports on the release of Jiang Zen-min's selected works: “There was no front page news story upon release Wednesday, in fact, there was...

China: sexpo

Peijin Chen in Shanghaiist blogs about the Annual Adult Care Expo (Sexpo) in Shanghai.

China: rumour on google

William long blogs about a rumour in China internet: In China netizen cannot search “Nanjing Massarce” and “Diaoyutai” in Google search, but can reach “Senkaku Islands” (Japanese name of Diaoyutai)...

China: Beijingese

Wang Xiaofeng blogs about the poor behaviour of Beijing people in free-ticket parks and he worries about such kind of poor culture will make all Chinese lose face during the...

South Korea: Seoul history

Gusts Of Popular Feeling has a post on the history of Seoul with some precious photos on 19 Century Namdaemun.

Japan: Kobayashi Yoshinori

Darin in Occidentalism introduces a most controversal and bestselling conservative author and manga artist, Kobayashi Yoshinori.

South Korea: Vietnamese bride

Matt in Occidentalism brings reader's attention to the suicide of a Vietnamese woman in South Korea: “a matchmaker arranged international marriage between a 44 year old Korean man and a...

Japan: Yasukuni Shrine

Adamu in Multantforg tells the readers that Yasukuni Shrine, Japan’s controversial unofficial war memorial, is having financial trouble.

Hong Kong: Internet Stories

ESWN translates Apple Daily‘s Sunday features on what the hot issues are in Hong Kong Internet.

China: Yanshi Incident

ESWN blogs about another rural land dispute in China: Yanshi Incident – “ I really don't know how else to get you to understand the inhumanity of it all …“

Hong Kong: taxation

Simon blogs about the government proposal of goods and services tax (GST): “endless TV ads extolling the virtues of the GST, dressed up as a public service announcement…how much taxpayer...

Iran: Ahmadinejad is Blogging!

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President has started his own blog in four languages. In his first post he talks about his life. On his blog the following question is asked: Do...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Bahrain's Internet scene witnessed what could be described this week as ‘no step forward and 10 steps backwards!’ On Monday, newspapers reported that the Kingdom would ban Google Earth. ‘(T)he...

China: Who could that be knocking on my door?

Links and headlines from two BBC Chinese stories found at the end of a post [zh] today from Blogbus blogger Boy70: The first mentions a China Eastern pilot who after...

Jamaica: Terrorists or lost boys?

Watching the a newscast about the foiled bomb plot and the relative youth of the plotters, Jamaican writer Marlon James asks: “could it be that the one thing we all...

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