Stories from 4 June 2010
Lebanon: Seen Around Beirut
Graffitti is appearing on the walls of Beirut in the form of signposts pointing in the direction of Palestine. See an example posted by Laila at Like a grain of sand in the univers.
China: Film director beats up foreigner at swimming pool
A skirmish over a swimming pool lane between a Chinese film director and another man led to a fist fight but also to this blog post from the prominent director and some rather strong nationalist sentiment.
Hong Kong: Goddess of Democracy denied entry
Today is the 21st anniversary of the June 4 Massacre in Beijing Tiananmen and the Hong Kong public will continue their annual candle night vigil tonight. However, the preparation process hasn't been very smooth so far. And this year, the conflict point is around the Goddess of Democracy. First of...
Japan: And yet another prime minister
Ybunya reports [ja] on the election of Naoto Kan as the new prime minister of Japan [en]. According to the blogger, the main reason why the former prime minister had to step down [en], on Wednesday, was the incapacity to resolve the Futenma issue [en].
China: Lest we forget, Tiananmen Incident 21 years on
On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Incident (‘June Forth Movement’), Chinese intellectuals, ex-protest leaders, activists, bloggers, writers and ordinary citizens tell us why they refuse to turn their backs on the horrors of the incident, and, in remembering the past, bravely offer insights into how...
Hong Kong: Statue of the Goddess of Democracy prohibited in university campus
Damon from interlocals posted a statement by student organizations in the Chinese University of Hong Kong condemning the school authority for banning the June 4th exhibition of the Statue of the Goddess of Democracy in the school campus.