8 December 2010

Stories from 8 December 2010

Zambia: Christmas Art and Design Show a Success

  8 December 2010

Christmas Art and Design Show took place in Lusaka, Zambia last Sunday: “Never had Lusaka seen anything quite like it! Sunday December 5 dawned grey and cloudy in Lusaka. Undeterred the exhibitors at the Christmas Art and Design Show began putting the finishing touches to their stands.”

Azerbaijan: Armenia's Wikileaks?

  8 December 2010

The Önər Blog [AZ] comments on claims in Azerbaijan that Wikileaks cables painting the country in a bad light are the work of Armenians. In fact, the blog notes, at the same time as the media in Azerbaijan highlights the poverty, corruption and human rights abuses in its neighbor, how...

Malaysia: Curbing online piracy

  8 December 2010

Charles Hector warns about a proposed law in Malaysia which could be used to monitor the internet activities of individuals. The aim of the law is to curb online piracy

Puerto Rico: Tense Prelude to the Student Strike

  8 December 2010

A 48-hour blockade organized by students from the state-run University of Puerto Rico in protest against a proposed $800 annual fee got off to a tense and violent start early Tuesday morning, as students raising barricades around the Río Piedras campus clashed with private security guards hired by the administration.

South Korea: Korean Parliament In Chaos on Next Year's Budget Bill

  8 December 2010

In South Korea, as the ruling Grand National Party rammed next year's budget bill through parliament today, not a few injuries have reported amid fierce protests from opposition sides. @Malsuda tweeted chaotic scenes of national assembly where the rival parties physically clashed with ruling party members to block the bill's...

Russia: World Cup; Google's Mistake

RuNet Echo  8 December 2010

Siberian Light writes about FIFA's announcement that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup. Profy.com notes that “Google hurries to congratulate Russia on World Cup results… and offends Russians” by putting the wrong flag on the “doodle” on the Russian domain.

Debate on the China Model

  8 December 2010

Last month the British Prime Minister David Cameron visited China. After he had delivered his speech at Peking University, a student asked him what he could learn from China. The episode has triggered a hot debate among bloggers and public intellectuals in China. So what exactly is the meaning of "China Model"?

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