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19 January 2010

Stories from 19 January 2010

China: More Violence Over Salary Dispute

A migrant worker from Hebei was stabbed Jan. 9, resulting in the loss of a kidney, after requesting withheld salary from a subcontractor in Beijing, reports the Yangcheng Evening News.  The incident has been...

Korea: Cell phone information belt

Ask a Korean! translates an article that explains how NGOs obtain information from North Korea via cell phone imported from China.

South Korea: Woman worker's promotion grief

71% of the South Korea working woman believed that the promotion systems at their companies placed women at a disadvantage. (via James Turnbul's Grand Narratives)

China: A policeman shot two farmers dead

ESWN collected and translated a local news story about two farmers in Pogongpai town, Guizhou province, shot dead by local police station vice-director on January 12.

Paraguay: The Chaotic Ciudad del Este

The Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este is known for many things, including illegal and contraband activities. However, it is difficult to overlook the fact that it is a gateway...

China: Twitter survey on a Google departure

As Chinese Internet users wait for Google's decision regarding the future of its operations in China, one netizen has begun surveying peers for their views on what Google should do...

Japan: QT is a Variation of ReTweet

Satomi Uchimura explores the meaning of QT (Quoted Tweets), which is used in some parts of the Japanese twittersphere.

USA: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and became arguably the American Civil Rights Movement's most prominent advocate and speaker. In the United States, he is honored...

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