6 October 2011

Stories from 6 October 2011

China: The Runaway Bosses of Wenzhou City

  6 October 2011

More than 26 entrepreneurs from China's industrial city of Wenzhou have fled the country after being unable to pay debts illegally lent to them by government officials. The city's officials are pleading with the central government for help, but Chinese netizens are not sympathetic to the Wenzhou bosses.

Singapore's forgotten generation?

  6 October 2011

Wizard@McPeekay Institute reminds policymakers not to ignore the post-1960 generation who, according to the blogger, are the real ‘power brokers’ in Singapore society

Thailand: Thammasat University massacre

  6 October 2011

Chayanin Wipusanawan writes about the October 6, 1976 massacre in Bangkok’s Thammasat University. More than 40 student protesters were killed on that day when military forces stormed the campus.

Armenia: Steve Jobs’ Armenian connection and an obituary

  6 October 2011

Ianyan posts its own obituary to Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, who died yesterday. The blog says that Jobs revolutionized the way we use personal computers and mobile telephones while also detailing his adoption by an ethnic Armenian mother. Meanwhile, another Armenian blog, Unzipped, says thank you to the visionary innovator.

Madagascar: 164 homes burnt down in Fort Dauphin

  6 October 2011

The second serious fire in the region within the last 3 weeks burned down 164 homes in the the fokontany of Amparihy in Fort Dauphin, Azafady reports. The fires have been amplified by continuous strong winds across the SE region of Madagascar. An online fundraising page has been set up...

Dreamwork China: The Workers of Foxconn

  6 October 2011

China Digital Times introduces a documentary, Dreamwork China, on the lives and dreams of the Foxconn workers who make (authentic) Apple products (among others) at their massive complex in Shenzhen.

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