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27 September 2006

Stories from 27 September 2006

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is...

South Korea: solidarity protest against military base

Days in Daechuri reports on the weekend solidarity protest in seoul against the expansion of military base in Pyeongtaek. There were also protests in New York and Los Angeles.

China: harmonious society

Positive solutions writes on the social economic background for the Chinese government's propaganda of building a harmonious society.

South Korea: Crisis in the Humanities in Korea

An opinion piece written by Yoo Seung-gi in Ohmynews, talking about the crisis in humanities subjects in Korea education.

China: internet mobs hunt Accord Girl

Jeremy Goldkorn in DANWEI blogs about a Accord Girl's video that enraged local netizens and resulted in another internet mobs hunt. The girl thinks that anyone who earns less than...

China: Promiscuity crime

Li Yin-he blogs about various promiscuity crime cases in China (Part 1 and Part 2). She raises a simple question: if it is sex out of consent among adults, should...

China: education VS media

Zhao mu blogs about a debate between education department and media workers. On September 25, the spokes person of education department openly criticized that the Chinese media is ignorant. The...

Turkmenistan: Sucking Up

At neweurasia's Turkmenistan blog, Peter details just how much foreign companies — John Deere in this case — will suck up to Turkmenistan's president in order to secure business deals.

Kazakhstan: Competitiveness

KZBlog notes that Kazakhstan has slipped in the World Economic Forum's competitiveness rankings, saying that the country still has much to do at the consumer level to improve.

Kyrgyzstan: Lie Detetector

Yulia of neweurasia Kyrgyzstan translates a Russian-language post on a plan to use lie-detectors to try to root out corruption in government.

Kyrgyzstan: Things People Like

Trent Milan, marking a year in Tajikistan, lists off things he has noticed the Kyrgyz like, including a number of interesting folk remedies.

Tajikistan: Free & Fair Elections

Alexander Sadikov says that Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election will be free and fair because the sitting president faces no real opponents.

Jamaica: When Yardies rock

Marlon James explains why Jamaicans can't rock.

Jamaica: “Calabash poem”

Geoffrey Philp writes about a poem of his that's been “roundly rejected” by several publishers, and offers us a chance to read it.

Bahamas: State television

Larry Smith questions whether the Bahamian state television channel is still relevant or required.

Senegal, France: Police State

France-based Senegal Diaw wonders (Fr) why France still feels like a police state despite the riots from last summer when youth protested the treatment of young people of color by...

Russia: Two Bike Trips

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about Herman Veldhuizen, a Norwegian bicyclist: “Herman has made and chronicled two bicycle trips in Russia. His first trip was a 20-day trip...

Russia: Chechnya Kidnappings

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates a piece on the ongoing kidnappings in Chechnya.

Serbia: Oscar Nomination

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about this year's Serbian nomination for the Oscars and reveals his own role in the production of the film.

Ukraine: Traveling the Villages

MoldovAnn writes about and posts pictures and videos of her work-related travel in Ukraine.

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