11 January 2014

Stories from 11 January 2014

Happy Hong Kong

  11 January 2014

Inspired by American rapper, Pharrell Williams’ viral music video, Happy, Hong Kong based French multimedia journalist Helene Franchineau made a local music video, Happy Hong Kong.

China and Hong Kong: Mocking The Motherland's Wind

  11 January 2014

A netizen uploaded a poem from primary school textbook which praises the wind blowing from China to Hong Kong as blessing. Very quickly the so-called brain washing poem has turned into a subject for mockery. Details from Dictionary of politically incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese.

China: Political Discourse in 2013

  11 January 2014

Qian Gang from China Media project analyzed the frequency of political terms in Chinese search engine, Baidu, and found the disappearance of terms like “constitutional rule” and “civil society” on the one hand, and the increase of terms like “Mao Zedong's thought” on the other.

Hong Kong: Seeing Kitsch in Art

  11 January 2014

kitsch presents us with a fantasy, and feelings and emotions that we may wish to have but are not central to our actual experience of self. It trades in models and stereotypes, that at best we may aspire to or wish to believe, but nevertheless tell us nothing about ourselves.

PHOTOS: Brutal Crackdown of Cambodia Labor Strike

  11 January 2014

The Licadho human rights group has uploaded a set of photos showing the brutal crackdown of a strike conducted by garment workers in Cambodia. The workers have been demanding an increase in their monthly minimum wage which is currently pegged at 80-100 US dollars.

History of the Translation of the Bible into Malay Language

  11 January 2014

Robert Hunt's paper on the history of the translation of the bible into Malay could provide more background into the current controversy in Malaysia where hundreds of bibles were recently confiscated for containing the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God. Non-Muslims are prohibited by law in Malaysia to use ‘Allah’...

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