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East Asia

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Latest stories about East Asia

18 April 2014

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How Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twisted in Japan

The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.

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Winners and Losers in the 2014 Indonesian Legislative Polls

The winning parties of the recently concluded legislative polls in Indonesia will participate in the July presidential election.

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Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Lanzhou Water Pollution

Tap water in Lanzhou was found to have benzene levels 20 times the national safety limit.

17 April 2014

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Facing Economic Challenges, China's Growth Slows

GDP grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the slowest rate since the third quarter of 2012.

13 April 2014

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Thailand’s ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ of the Songkran Festival

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year but it is also the period when road accidents shoot up across the country.

11 April 2014

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Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

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Residents Rescue Two Baby Otters in Taiwan

Two baby Eurasian otters were found on the island of Kinmen after their nest was destroyed by construction work.

10 April 2014

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‘Deputy Political Center’ Rumor Heats Up Chinese City Baoding's Property Market

Average prices of new homes in Baoding rose by 4.8 percent from the previous month, the highest monthly growth seen among all 288 cities.

9 April 2014

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Japan Makes Public Transportation More Stroller-Friendly for Parents

Traveling with a baby stroller on Japan's crowded public transportation can make for an uncomfortable juggling act. New standardized rules aim to make it easier for parents.

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PHOTOS: Picnicking Under Japan's Cherry Blossoms

"Hanami", as the activity of flower viewing is called in Japanese, is in full bloom now that cherry blossom season has arrived.

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