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28 July 2010

Stories from 28 July 2010

China: Sino-North Korean relations

With an incident-free Invincible Spirit wrapping up today, don't miss this post from Sinologistical Violoncellist‘s Adam Cathcart looking at some of the dynamics in the relationship between China and North...

South Korea: A Politician’s ‘Emperor’s Dish’ Enraged Struggling Koreans

A South Korean politician's effort to experience the minimum wage earner's life went backfire due to poor understanding on the severity of the working poor's life conditions.

China: Explosion in Nanjing

A ruptured gas main is the reported cause of an explosion [zh] this morning at a plastics factory currently being torn down in NE Nanjing. Injuries are reportedly in the...

China: Computer magazine curses at Tencent

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a debate between a magazine, China Computer World, and a giant Internet company, Tencent.

China: Being Gay

The angry Chinese blogger explains how the Chinese government controls the gay community from getting too visible in the society.

Mexico: Mexone, the Most Advanced Humanoid Robot in Latin America

Hugo Torres writes [es] about a story that he says the Mexican mainstream media is not paying attention to: Mexico has the most advanced humanoid robot in Latin America, and...

Ukraine: “Food Nostalgia”

The Pickle Project writes about the post-Soviet ““nostalgia cuisine” and the Ukrainian Puzata Khata chain restaurant.

Serbia: Belgrade's “Many Patches”

NikiBGD of Life in Retro(bel)grade lists things she loves and dislikes about Belgrade: “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – Belgrade is at least 16 cities in one.”

Estonia: Folk Culture

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the Viljandi Folk Music Festival and the Estonian “folk culture.”

Poland: Nowy Sacz Logo Controversy

the POLSKI blog reports that the pastoral ministry of the southern Polish city of Nowy Sacz thinks that the city's new logo “promotes Satanism and homosexuality.”

Russia: “Putin's Pee Joke”

At The Huffington Post, Simon Shuster explains Vladimir Putin's “manner of winning the public's support”: “Find an issue that annoys a lot of people, find somebody to blame for it,...

Russia: “Putin-Jugend”

Simon Shuster writes for The Huffington Post about a summer camp for Russia's “group-think generation.”

Armenia: Eating a way to peace

Ianyan says that food might represent the path to peace for cultures that place such significance in it. Referring to an Armenian bakery in the U.S.-Armenian Diaspora as well as...

Belarus: Election 2011

Notes and updates on the upcoming 2011 presidential election in Belarus – at BelarusDigest (here, here, and here).

South Korea: The Suicide Twit

More Koreans are noticing their suicide plans via Twitter, South Korea's internet media NoCut News reported[kr]. Most recently a club DJ tweeted ‘I will commit suicide, thank you guys till...

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