6 April 2012

Stories from 6 April 2012

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

  6 April 2012

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers have extravagantly portrayed him as "the light of Taiwan." However, many Taiwanese bloggers are wary of this kind of blind idolatry.

Argentina: The Price of the Popular Yerba Mate Goes Up

  6 April 2012

Mate is a deep-rooted tradition in Argentina that begins in adolescence and continues on through adulthood. A price increase in the yerba mate (the leaf used to make the beverage) has directly affected Argentinians' wallets, provoking numerous reactions on social networks.

Uganda: LRA Rebels React to KONY 2012 Video

  6 April 2012

The Lord’s Resistance Army has responded to a viral video calling for the capture of its leader Joseph Kony: LRA has taken a jab at the US and the Invisible Children describing the campaign as “a cheap and banal panic act of mass trickery to make the unsuspecting peoples of...

China: No Fishes for Chinese Fishermen

  6 April 2012

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a local feature story about the livelihood of Chinese fishermen who can't find fishes near the China coast because of pollution and over fishing.

Armenia: Straight to the village

With a GDP per capita estimated at just $5,400 in 2011, Armenia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet Union. The situation is particularly noticeable in the villages of the landlocked country, but one foreign diplomat hopes to change all that.

‘Anonymous’ Aims at Hacking China

  6 April 2012

Hackers network “Anonymous” claimed that they have hacked more than 500 Chinese government websites and will continue to make statements against China censorship measures. China Digital Times has a round up of their action.

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