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5 September 2006

Stories from 5 September 2006

Reunion Is Waiting for You

5 September 2006

Reunion Passion announces (Fr) that an exhibit is taking place in Paris September 12 and 13 to relaunch Reunion as a tourism destination entitled: “Reunion is Waiting for You.” Reunion's tourism industry was dealt a blow by an ongoing Chikungunya fever outburst.

China and Hong Kong: Water pollution

5 September 2006

Sunfai comments on the T.V news feature on water pollution in Dongjiang (Guangdong province), the river is the source of Hong Kong fresh water. The blogger says that there is a repeated formular in environmental news in Hong Kong: blaming China for everything. However, as a city with 7 millions...

China: How i lost my home

5 September 2006

Ai Wei Wei talks about Beijing renovation in preparation for the Olympic, his beautiful traditional courtyard will turn into an artificial theatre, and so will the whole old Beijing city and its people: within one night, all the old courtyard in the district were painted by a gigantic hand with...

South Korea: The transformation of USFK

5 September 2006

Francis from interlocals.net writes an analyical piece on the implication of U.S-Korea handover of wartime operation command: The real issue here is not really about sovereign right of military command, but the subtly and deeply changing role and strategy of the ROK-US military alliance with very strong regional implications. Not...

China: Mao and textbook

5 September 2006

Picking up the discussion from Peking Duck on the purging Mao from history book, Frog in a Well explains that the history book revision project is to change the historical perspective from a leader-oriented perspective to people-oriented perspective. And the revised edition is just in Shanghai.

China and Hong Kong: foreign blogger

5 September 2006

Richard in Peking Duck raises a question concerning the suspected Sex and Shanghai hoax: Are the BBS forums in China really erupting in flames over the dastardly foreigner, or is this a false image that somehow got reported as gospel, and then got blown up out of all proportion by...

Trinidad & Tobago: New party

5 September 2006

The Manicou comes out in support of a new political party being formed by the estranged political leader of Trinidad and Tobago's opposition party.

Bahamas: Extradition and the ugly American

5 September 2006

Bahamian Sir Arthur Foulkes discusses the “widely-circulated – and up to now not denied — report” of irregularities in cabinet's handling of the extradition of a Bahamian wanted in the US on drug-related charges, and dismisses one “ugly American's” views on the matter.

Russia: Kondopoga and Thoughts on Illegal Immigration

5 September 2006

A week ago, two ethnic Russians were killed in a restaurant fight with Chechens in the northwestern town of Kondopoga, Republic of Karelia. The deaths triggered riots and demands to deport all Caucasus people from the town. Reading Russian blogs now is a little like walking through a minefield: ethnic...

Chile: Dealing with Trolls

5 September 2006

Regarding those vexing agents of the internet underworld, Roberto Arancibia writes in “What to do with the trolls?” (ES): “This is my blog. My world. My space. My house. And I write what I want, when I want, and how I want. If someone, sometime, finds a word or two...

Palestine: Israel isolated?

5 September 2006

Fayyad analyzing news from Israeli media noticed that there are some indications that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated and sanctioned. His first example is the news that several European countries have banned Israeli Airlines El Al from landing in their airports if they are carrying IDF cargo, and the second...

Israel: The Morality of Business

5 September 2006

Amechad says that the morality of business is the problem of Israel. “It lacks equality under law but has this idea of income equality that serves to weaken those better off instead of strengthen those worse off, which in the end, also weakens those worse off — making Israel a...

United Arab Emirates: Accidents by Nationality

5 September 2006

A newspaper report that statistics show Indians and Pakistanis in Dubai are the worst drivers and caused most accidents in Dubai in the first half of the year. Seabee wonders why accidents need to be presented by nationality. “If statistics are going to be presented in that way, then let's...

Iraq: Iraqis don't have an exit strategy

5 September 2006

IraqPundit reminds Iraqis that Iraq has no choice but to stick to the plan for democracy. On the other hand, however much Iraqis might sympathize with the inexperienced members of parliament they voted into office, but IraqPundit says that they are tired of hearing them evoke Saddam Hussein’s regime to...

Egypt: Another train crash in Egypt

5 September 2006

Another train accident in less than two weeks from the previous one. Zeinobia says that some of the reasons are the condition of the train drivers, which obtain small salaries that barely meets the high requirement of living conditions in Egypt and the very hard work conditions with trains that...

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