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16 October 2006

Stories from 16 October 2006

China: incestuous ad?

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI puts together some discussions about a recent skin-care adverstisment with the actress’ son saying that he wants to marry his mother when he gets old. It...

China: shooting in Tibet

The opposite end of China puts together some Youtube videos on the recent shooting of Tibetian refugees at the Nepal border by the China PLA.

China: piracy as microsoft marketing

Diligence China points out that when local software China Star sells at 10RMB while Microsoft Window sells at 500RMB, without piracy, Microsoft won't have a market share like today: Imagine...

China: translation for Olympic

In order to prepare for the Olympic, the Beijing city has to double check its English signposts and other instructions. Sohoxiaobao has posted some translation jokes(zh): “folk culture village” is...

China: wikipedia access chart

Andrew Lih shows the distribution of wikipedia's access in China in a chart form.

South Korea: independent journalists intimidated

Days in Daechuri has the latest update on the anti US military base in Pyongtaek, independent journalists were intimidated by local thugs.

Guadeloupe: Celebrating the Nation

Flying in the face of Guadeloupe's status as a French Overseas Department, Convention pour une Guadeloupe Nouvelle writes (Fr): “A nation must live its past in order to be inspired...

Barbados: Environment Minister to address conference

Barbados Free Press is optimistic about the Barbados Environment Minister's attendance at a UN conference in China.

Guadeloupe, Trinidad: Young Rotarian Conference

Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Patrick Verdol, Livio Lison and Bella Mado are the 3 Guadeloupeans chosen by the seven Guadeloupean Rotary Clubs to participate in the 2006 RYLA of District...

Guyana: Walk along the sea

Guyana-Gyal walks down to the sea — “just to see what I could see” — and has an encounter with Guyanese music star Eddie Grant that makes her ponder the...

Senegal: Head of Senelec Resigned

Le Blog Politique du Senegal believes (Fr) that the head of national electricity company Senelec was asked to resign because President Wade needs a scapegoat for failing to fulfill his...

Colombia: Drinking Coca Sek

Adam Isaacson of the Center for International Policy recently sampled the coca-based energy drink called Coca Sek, which is produced by an indigenous community in Colombia. Even though the legal...

Africa: a guide to opportunities in African stock markets

Kenyan Pundit posts a link to a guide to profitable opportunities in African stock markets.

Ecuador: Post-Election Analysis

Boz lays out five points regarding yesterday's Presidential elections in Ecuador. Among other things, he predicts a Rafael Correa second-round victory. In addition, Jaime Izurieta of Cambiemos Ecuador [ES] admits...

Kyrgyzstan: Monuments for Mobsters

Yulia discusses the criteria for having a monument built of someone in Kyrgyzstan in light of the news that authorities in Balykchy plan to build a monument to a slain...

Peru: An Ex-President Dies

Libardo Buitrago [ES] writes about the news of the death of ex-President Valentín Paniagua, who died earlier today. The Peruvian president took the helms of the government after the sudden...

Armenia: No Visa

Notes From Hareinik reports on what it calls “corruption…in play” possibly leading to the denial of visas to those behind Yerevan's popular New Delhi restaraunt.

Argentina: Unsafe Highways

Good Airs is shocked at the number of highway fatalities in Argentina. A recent accident claimed the lives of 12, including 10 school children. The driver and his passenger were...

Armenia: Genocide Roundup

Onnik Krikorian rounds up posts on the Armenian genocide from across the blogosphere.

East Africa: is the East African Union a joke?

Rants, Raves, and Reviews asks whether the East Africa Federation is an April 1st joke, “Why bother with a political union between countries when Kenya & Uganda have massive internal...

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