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East Asia

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Latest stories about East Asia

7 April 2014

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Satirist’s ‘KFC’ Podcast is Litmus Test for South Korean Free Speech

A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.

6 April 2014

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Chinese State Media Downplays Protests Against PX Chemical Plant

About 1,000 Maoming residents rallied against the project over environmental and health concerns. Clashes reportedly left some injured, with rumors that some people were even killed.

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Habal-Habal: The Philippine Motorcycle That Gives 10 People a Ride

Can a motorcycle carry 10 passengers? Yes if you're in the Philippines where a modified bike is used as a public transport in rural villages

5 April 2014

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#CongressOccupied Protesters Reject Taiwanese President's Proposed Solution

Members of the #CongressOccupied movement called President Ma's plan for a trade agreement monitoring system "empty, insincere and deceptive".

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Shanghai Eclipses Beijing as Top Destination for Chinese University Graduates

The report also revealed that many Chinese companies are becoming more popular with would-be university graduates.

4 April 2014

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Singapore Poster Campaign Wants Public To Feel Guilty About Meat Consumption

A Singapore poster campaign in a busy train station wants the public to think twice about meat consumption.

3 April 2014

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Tribute to Malaysian Activist Irene Fernandez

The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. One writer described her as Malaysian ‘Joan of Arc’ of maltreated migrants.

2 April 2014

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South Korea Launches Probe of Violence and Rape Culture in Sports World

South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.

1 April 2014

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Songkran Water Festival Goes Waterless in Singapore

Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.

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Designing Taiwan's #CongressOccupied Protests

Taiwanese designers have actively contributed to the movement against a controversial trade deal with China by creating ads, banners and clothing.

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