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26 March 2007

Stories from 26 March 2007

Hong Kong: Post-election analysis

ESWN put together various polls about Hong Kong people's evaluation of the two candidates and priority in concerned issues, and provided a detailed post-election analysis of Hong Kong politics.

Hong Kong: Queen's Pier

Simon world has an update on the preservation plan of the Queen's Pier: a roadside Pier. Over the Rainbow explains the reason why Hong Kong architects insist to keep the...

China: Google Vs. Baidu

Peoples’ Republic of blogs three pictures that tell the differences between Google and Baidu.

China: Animal-dropping paper

Will blogs about the recent suggestion to turn Panda poop into wrapping paper, following Thailand's example in using elephant dropping. He drew some associations from the news.

East Asia: History Round up

Jonathan Dresner from Frog in a Well has written a history round up on issues such as comfort woman, Nanjing massarce, textbook, etc.

Russia: User Guide

This has been an eventful weekend, rally-wise. In Minsk, Belarus, water cannons had to be used against several thousand citizens opposed to Aleksandr Lukashenko‘s regime. In Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, it...

Russia, Georgia: On Beggars

Darkness at Noon (Moscow-based) and Music and Life – Everywhere! (currently, in Tbilisi) reflect on street beggars and ways of dealing with them.

Egypt: Arrested Activists and Bloggers Released in the Desert

Bloggers Roam the Desert Egypt today released bloggers and other activists arrested in an anti-Mubarak rally in Cairo held the previous day in the desert, according to bloggers. Blogger and...

Russia: Blood Tests, Work Permits

The Turkish Invasion reports on the blood tests one is required to undergo to be allowed to work in Russia.

Russia: Higher Education Crisis

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow writes in-depth on the troubles facing Russia's universities.

Russia: Spring in Moscow

Two-Zero captures a typical early-spring scene in Moscow.

Iran:Sanctions and reactions

Kamangir informs us about a piece titled “ten points about Resolution 1747 ” published on Alef,a right-wing site.According to this piece:”While it had no effect on this resolution it might...

Belarus: A Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog covers these subjects: silly pretexts used to arrest opposition activists; the Constitution Day; Belarusian “market socialism“; some of the effects of the recent “gas war” with Russia.

The Balkans: War Criminals Abroad

Neretva River writes about five war criminals living abroad; Bosnia Vault writes about the one who had just been spared extradition by a British judge: “How much time needs to...

Argentina: Hyperlocal Journalism: Parque Patricios

Parque Patricios [ES] is a hyperlocal blog by journalist and photographer Gabriel Giubellino about his Buenos Aires neighborhood, you guessed it, Parque Patricios.

Russia: Deportation of Kalmyks

J. Otto Pohl posts a note on the deportation of the Kalmyks 63 years ago.

Romania: Internet Use Stats

Information Policy reports on Romania's Internet use statistics.

Bangladesh: The Middle Class

Salam Dhaka talks of the person in the middle. “The middle-class is where the best of the country's talent lies. Yet, they are in a very tight corner when it...

Bangladesh: The BBC and Cricket

a bengali in TO doesn't take kindly to the BBC's patronizing view of Ireland and Bangladesh's entry into the World Cup Super 8 round. “The BBC has always been a...

Tunisphere: March 20, Mayans and Arabs.

March 20 is normally the day when my fellow citizens celebrate our independence day (3/20/1956). But it also happens to be the celebration of the fourth year of Iraq invasion...

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