Headlines you don’t often see “China Threatens Iceland.” (via Iceland News blog).
The infamous revisionist Japanese history textbook is now online in Chinese and Korean.
China’s state security officials are always thinking two steps ahead.
More evidence of closer ties between the Holy See and the CPP?
It’s not just the nationalist protests that are causing Japanese companies to have second thoughts on China – nor is it just mounting evidence of a downturn – staffing issues and weak rule of law are also problems.
With all of the heavy (and deserved) CPP bashing on this site, for balance it’s fair to have a link to an ESWN translation of an item critical of Taiwan’s administration.
China’s biggest hacker group has announced in advance that they will be mounting an assault on sites in Japan. Giving advanced warning to the enemy? I recommend they brush up on Sun Tzu.
Deutsche Bank is the latest foreign bank in South Korea to be be accused of irregularities in its dealings with state-run companies.
Jodi looks at Korean Air’s new advertising campaign – suggestion, find different music.
Amit Varma has distressing news on Gujarat.
Fabian at Macam Macam has comments on the UN’s 2005 Global Drug Report. I’m familiar with last years – the comparative pricing tables should be a good resource for anyone interested in arbitrage opportunities.
Arms Control Wonk looks at probable expanded US controls on exports to China.
At Global Voices, reactions from Chinese bloggers on the website registration deadline.
Not a good sign, 31% of Malaysian students say they would accept bribes.
Finally, Happy Independence Day. remember, the British Crown at one point didn’t care for ’splittists’ either.
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It was a busy week, here are some items of interest that Asiapundit missed from yesterday and last week:
Daniel Drezner asks whether the liberal paradigm – that markets bring democracy – is failing in China.
At Diacritic, a look at how Vietnamese language press – both domestic and overseas – covered Prime Minister Phan Van Khai’s US visit.
Brad Setser has a good analysis on CNOOC’s bid for UNOCAL (one key point: “China’s oil firms have cash and customers but not enough oil: their current interest in stretching their wings abroad makes a certain amount of commercial sense.”)
The Ordinary Gweillo points to an Economist item that explains last week’s shoe incident.
Ian Lamont also weighs in on Microsoft’s banning of democracy and other words on sections of its China blog portal – also keep checking Ian’s other blog a site on his developing thesis based on content analysis of China’s state-run news agency Xinhua.
Via China Digital Times a the Guardian spins a tale of two massacres. Plus a long piece from the Online Journalism Review on blogging in China.
Spirited discussion on China’s ‘new left’ continues at Simon World.
A roundup of yesterday’s news at China-e-lobby.
ESWN ponders the reliability of reports on bird-flu deaths in China.
Disappointment. After only recently discovering one of the best essayist blogs in China, Richard Willmsen announces he’s leaving China.
Taipei is taking the ‘love hotel’ and moving it upmarket.
China’s Nurse Ratchet may sometimes be acting in the people’s interest. CSR Asia notes authorities are shutting how-to suicide sites. Also, a good number of questions raised on China’s suicide statistics.
The FEER’s Traveller’s Tales blog informs us that the June issue of the Far Eastern Economic Review has been banned in Beijing “because of the content on pages 44 and 55-59.” My copy arrived Thursday, page 44 is an item on poaching with a similar thesis to this one. Pages 55-59 contain content similar to what got the Economist banned a earlier this month. Btw Hugo, when do I get my password for archive access?
China may be viewed in a better light than the US globally, but lets forget about ‘Old Europe’s’ opinions and be thankful that the US is held in high regard in Asia’s other rising economy. (via the Acorn)
The Swanker starts on Rebecca’s request with a post on the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Malaysia’s LoneStar and Lucia Lai also oblige. As does Alan in Canada. And Roger L Simon.
Nicholas in Canada alerts us to addictive Malaysian curries.
Sepia Mutiny brings news that Australia’s Handi Ghandi has bowed to pressure and changed its logo: “their solution is to make Gandhi a Punjabi rapper. Apparently they felt that was the polar opposite of a nonviolent vegetarian.”
Maobi points to a report saying that Malaysia is terror free (translation, not on-guard).
New Mongols alerts us to a new Central Asia blog. Also at New Mongols, a look at Taiwan’s changing view of Mongolia.
Lost Nomad helps us realize that South Korea’s riot police look a lot less threatening out of uniform.
Via NK Zone, in spite of a looming return of famine, Pyongyang’s range of restaurants is growing.
Kenny Sia’s new quiz: Which Malaysian blogger are you?
Cowboy Caleb alerts us to a Singapore Press Holdings reporter who is having an ethical dilemma about blogging and privacy. My view, anything that isn’t password protected is public.
Singapore’s mr brown brings us news that Mr Miyagi has joined him as a Today newspaper columnist.
The Singapore government may try to stop the use of Singlish in the city state’s media, but the People’s Action party has no power over DC Comics.
Over at XiaXue, Wendy has decided to post the private e-mail addresses from her critics. She knows, of course, that they will now be bombed by hate mail from her readers, making her appeal for sympathy seem more like a quest for revenge. Very bad form Wendy.
Tom Vamvanij has noted some creative translating by Thailand’s (usually respectable) Nation Media Group.
Reacting to China’s latest blocking of blogs, Instapundit says boycott Chinese goods. CSR Asia responds.
Naming a child something like this almost makes me want to call welfare services.
Finally, despite having too much on my plate already, I have accepted Dan’s invitation to become a contributor to the Shanghaiist. While he has literally offered to pay me in peanuts, even in ‘beta’ form the site is attractive enough to make me want to join. Still, Dan may want to consider James Goldsmith’s proverb.
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A request from Rebecca McKinnion at Global Voices Online:
It has come to Global Voicesâ€™
attention that a number of mainstream media outlets are going to be doing some special reporting looking at the Tsunami and its legacy 6 months on.
Given what a big role the blogosphere played in
the tsunami coverage, it would be great to see the perspective of
bloggers living in tsunami-affected regions.
How did the tsunami change your life, and that of the people around you? Do you know about efforts to improve evacuation and early warning systems in your area? Are people getting the aid they were promised? Are they getting the help they need? Why or why not??
Please let the world know in your blogs, podcasts, flickr photo feeds, and videoblogs!!
Please DONâ€™T FORGET to tag your work with â€œtsunamiâ€ so that we will know about it!!