Stories from 3 March 2008
For China's Astro Boy generation, a house arrested blogger like Zeng Jinyan could be most clearly viewed as one node in a network system needing to be re-established as quickly as possible. This seems to be at least partly the case in ‘Hack into Freedom City’, a manual being P2Ped...
Mao Yushi analyses the revenue structure in China[zh] and concludes that the poor have to pay more tax because of consumption related tax. The blogger suggested a tax reform by adjusting profit tax and inheritance tax.
A report from Bnext about the effort of LA17 (A group called Life Abundance) in bringing computer equipments to Taiwan aboriginal groups in the mountainous areas [zh].
Zhanna Zhukova posts some statistical data on CIS countries’ economic indicators, which show that Kazakhstan is actually not a leader despite statements by the officials in Astana.
Maciula presents two one-minute videos about everyday life of ordinary Turkmens which were made during the workshop organized last summer in Turkmenistan by One Minutes Foundation and sponsored by UNICEF.
Afghanistanica reflects on the news reports, which say that some small number of Afghans are worshipping at a cemetery in Kandahar province in Afghanistan, where Arab Al Qaeda fighters are buried.
AEN has used his photoshop skills to create couple of possible appearances of the fugitive Mas Selamat currently being hunted in Singapore after his escape from detention.
K-popped visits the little Korean Town in Malaysian capital city Kuala Lumpur.
On February 27, 1989, riots broke out in Caracas, Venezuela in an event known as "El Caracazo," which is now commemorated with marches, rallies and protests. This year, a series of bombings also took place around various sites around the city. Bloggers chime in on the events, bombings, and recall memories of the historic date.
On February 19, the Japanese Supreme Court ruled that a Robert Mapplethorpe book, confiscated at Narita Airport in 1999 on the basis of its perceived pornographic content, does not violate obscenity law. The book in question, titled “Mapplethorpe”, contains 384 pages of photographs of various subjects, 19 of which contain closeup photos of male genitalia.
Wilson at Paradise Not Found posts a neat compilation of local blogs roundup for the week and he plans to do so in the future as well. “Welcome to what will be the first of what I hope to become a regular weekly post on the happenings of the local...