21 December 2007

Stories from 21 December 2007

Tajiksitan: Parliament against witches

  21 December 2007

Tajikistan is trying to put a spell on witchcraft and fortune-telling. Actually, this comes as a no-surprise to many Tajiks after all those strange laws that have been passed one after another by our parliament. The bill on witchery is also part of the “Cultural Revolution” in Tajikistan, started earlier...

Hong Kong: Currency Peg

  21 December 2007

As Hong kong Currency is pegged with U.S, the economy in U.S has leaded to negative interest rate and inflation in Hong Kong. Kaie pointed out that such economic pain is unnecessary and against economic logic (zh).

China: Xiamen PX

  21 December 2007

ESWN translated an article from Southern Weekend which described in detail the negotiation among governments, Xiamen people and business over the Xiamen PX project.

South Korea: Thoughts on Lee Myung-bak

  21 December 2007

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole blogs his thoughts on the new president, Lee Myung-bak: There’s just something about him that says, “I’m going to get shit done.”

South Korea: The Bulldozer Triumphant

  21 December 2007

Matt blogs about the demolition of Dongdaemun Stadium, a place for street vendors who previously were relocated from the old Cheonggye expressway (the present Cheonggyecheon).

Kyrgyzstan: Christmas Cheer

  21 December 2007

Steve LeVine says that the Kyrgyzs are turning to a can't miss tourist grabber — Santa Claus — after a Swedish consultancy bureau stated that Kygyz mountains are the best possible destination where Santa can live.

Nigeria: The Untouchables

  21 December 2007

Adeola writes about the Nigerian Untouchables: They told us that only one man named Umar was a little corrupt compared to the other 35 governors we have in Nigeria. It was to justify his choice as the anointed one.

Nigeria: On Nollywood

  21 December 2007

Ashimole analyses Nigerian movies: The new generation actors may be smiling to the bank with a fat pay cheque but the public are not getting value for money. It is eyesore and mind twisting when these nollywood films attempt westernized thriller/action film or war film. I doubt if they employ...

Armenia: Another Blogger Outraged at Azerbaijan Event

  21 December 2007

Blogian weighs into the controversy that surrounded the opening of a Days of Azerbaijan funded by the British Embassy in Yerevan earlier this week. Supporting the action of those bloggers who protested the event in person, Simon says that such an event is unthinkable on the second anniversary of the...

Kazakhstan: New Pipeline, a Putin's Victory

  21 December 2007

Steve LeVine reports that Vladimir Putin won another round in the European pipeline war, as Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan signed a final agreement agreeing to build a new natural gas pipeline to Europe. Meanwhile Washington is bickering over who will lead American policy on the issue.

Suso, Gratitude, and Human Dignity

  21 December 2007

Originally published on Rising Voices. Every neighborhood has it's own local set of celebrities who become either famous or infamous for their talents, idiosyncrasies, and personal histories. They are the living and breathing incarnations of the archetypical characters who make up the novels and movies we so love. Think of...

Madagascar elections: a warning for the current regime?

  21 December 2007

The final results of the municipal elections for Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, were handed out last week. The independent candidate, Andry Rajoelina, won against the candidate of the presidential party, Hery Rafalimanana, in an upset many bloggers perceive as a warning for the current president.

Thailand: Meeting Abhisit

  21 December 2007

Bangkok Bugle meets Abhisit Vejjiva, the leader of Democracy Party and if his party wins the elections, the next prime minister of Thailand.

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