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Stories about East Asia

17 October 2014

Outrage Over Transgender Woman's Suspected Murder by US Marine in the Philippines

The case has led some in the Philippines to call for the military agreements between their country and the United States to be scrapped.

15 October 2014

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Kills 2, Injures More Than 70 in Japan

About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.

Beijing Claims Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests Are a US-Backed Color Revolution

Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.

14 October 2014

Protesting Students and Teachers in Myanmar Reject Law They Claim Will Strengthen Junta-Era Schooling System

Students, teachers, and over 200 civil society organisations have joined forces against the proposed National Education Bill of Myanmar.

Following Political Pressure, Citizen-Led Rural Libraries Shut Down in China

During the past seven years, China Rural Library has partnered with local schools and government-owned libraries and set up 22 libraries across 11 provinces in China.

13 October 2014

How Two Tibetan Musicians Created a Novel and Forbidden Collaboration Through the Internet

By communicating through the internet, Tibetan exile musician Techung and internal Tibetan blogger Woeser were able to create a song that reaches across borders while calling attention to them.

Hour-Long Total Lunar Eclipse Lights Up Japan's Sky

People in Japan greeted the astronomical phenomenon on October 8 with special yoga sessions and light shows.

8 October 2014

English Speakers Can Finally Enjoy Classic Japanese Cartoon ‘Doraemon’

Japan’s most beloved pop culture icon has been Disney-fied, prompting an online conversation among devoted Japanese anime fans.

Could Women Be Banned from Buying Alcohol in Myanmar?

Myanmar's alcohol consumption is the lowest in Southeast Asia, but many claim that this is now changing. Authorities are reportedly discussing banning women from buying alcohol in certain areas.

With an Eye on China's Future, Mainlanders Brave Arrest to Support Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.

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