11 October 2006

Stories from 11 October 2006

Japan: savings

  11 October 2006

One in four households in Japan have no savings, alexpappas blogs about a survey result.

Hong Kong: excess education

  11 October 2006

BWG blogs a survey about how parents in Hong Kong react when they got frustrated with their kids’ studies: Get out! go away! I don't want to see you anymore.

China: fairness and justice

  11 October 2006

Ai wei wei discusses the way how the government deal with fairness and justice by presenting two legal cases: Let us discuss fairness and equality, the foundations for social morality. Democracy and checks and balances are the basic conditions for guaranteeing fairness and justice. Short of these basic conditions, any...

China: digital sex

  11 October 2006

Wang Xiao-feng discusses about the fashion of “digital sex” writings and its potential impact on sex attitude in China (zh): some writers pretend to be experts in sex, but the writings are just pornographics.

China: little fatty net

  11 October 2006

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China introduces a new website called “little fatty net”. It is a new generation youth website.

Bermuda: The sound of independence

  11 October 2006

Valentine Michael Smith reports on a meeting convened in Bermuda to discuss the subject of independence, where 23% of the attendeed were “confused expats thinking they were attending a screening of The Sound of Music”.

Bermuda: Bishop takes a stand

  11 October 2006

A Bermudian bishop earns points from the Limey for his refusal to support an interdenominational church service he believes excludes homosexuals.

Belize: Culture shock

  11 October 2006

MTV veejay-turned-Belize eco resort owner Simone Elgeln looks back on her early days in Belize when she and her husband invited a few people to watch movies at their home — and the whole community turned up.

Jamaica: Work with passion

  11 October 2006

“While our system of education has tragedy written into its script, with a 16 year old having to choose four subjects on which to “concentrate” to the exclusion of others, there is a wider travesty occurring daily in our societies,” writes Jamaica Francis Wade in a post exploring the effects...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  11 October 2006

An isolated mining town called Huanuni, located in the Department of Oruro, was the center of attention in Bolivia after violent clashes between groups of miners. In question were the rights to exploit the mine, as both the state-employed miners (asalariados) and independent contractors (cooperativistas) both laid claim to the...

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