Stories from 20 August 2006
Taiwan: Chen Shui Bian
ESWN translates Anti's article on A Million People Will Not Oust President Chen Shui-bian.
China: debate on ploygamous relation
There is a lengthly debate on polygamous relation in Li Yin-he's blog. It started Li's blogging on the LGBT meeting in this July. Her viewpoint was reported by mainstream newspapers and triggered a hot debate about Chinese tradition, western modernization, sex culture, etc. (zh)
China: cultural revolution personal account
DANWEI puts up two first person accounts of cultural revolution translated and foreworded by Geremie R. Barmé.
Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports on the drought in Chongqing and Sichuan region. Reports circulated in the internet said that The Three Gorges Dam was responsible for the situation.
China: parents camping at Tsinghua
Mindmeter puts together some photos and reports from BBS and newspapers on the Tsinghua University campus, showing how parents of undergraduate students stay overnight at the campus without any shelter at registration days(zh).
South Korea: protest photos
Darin in Occidentalism posts several protest photos from South Korea, probably in response to Koizumi’s most recent Yasukuni visit.
Japan and South Korea: territorial debate
Gerry-Bevers in occidentalism writes a detailed historical analysis on a video that claims that Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) was historically Korean territory.
South Korea: English teacher
Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole summarizes the problem of English teachers hiring practice in South Korea: “According to Seoul immigration officials, about 240 unqualified foreign teachers were busted in Seoul alone last year. This year, some 20~30 teachers are busted a month. Even more concerning, there are even cases of...
61st Anniversary of Indonesia's Independence Day
In commemorating the 61st anniversary of independence day, Indonesian bloggers have many ways to celebrate it. Agusti Anwar highlights the meaning of flag as a symbol of nation and nationalism: Flag is indeed a formal expression of recognition. To that effect, if a people dispose or pull out recognition of...
Bangladesh Blog Buzz:
What the Bangladeshi blogs are saying:
Cambodia: New Story Tellers on the Internet
According to a research report released recently by Pew Internet, most webloggers don't consider themselves doing journalism. In most cases they are not up to what a journalist does. In Cambodian blogosphere, there exists a series of interviews done by digital citizens playing the role of citizen's media. Chan Bopha,...