Category Archives: East Asia

Burma’s media: dramas in the transition

By Ye Kaung Myint Maung Burma’s (Myanmar) media industry was crippled by repressive censorship rules of the dictatorship government for more than two decades. So the ruling military’s recent U-turn decision to allow democratic elections and restore civilian government surprised … Continue reading

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GBSS: Gender-Biased Sex Selection in India and China

By Megan Ekhaml Gender-Biased Sex Selection. In layman’s terms: aborting a child based on sex alone. GBSS is most commonly practiced in India and China, where males are more highly valued than females. In China, the one-child policy has an … Continue reading

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Panda Diplomacy

by Anqi Hu China is famous for its pandas.  But there are actually quite a few pandas in the United States if you’d like to see them.  And  people around the world can now watch the new baby girl born … Continue reading

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Choking Free Expression in Turkey

by Gabby LaVerghetta Turkey’s The Daily Hürriyet reported earlier this month that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) proposed a set of changes to the Constitution Conciliation Council that would severely limit freedom of the press. The changes would … Continue reading

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Web Publishing: The New York Times Goes Chinese

by Gabby LaVerghetta The New York Times launched a Chinese-language website this week. The site will feature roughly 30 new articles per day, most of which will be translated from English. The rest of the content will be produced in … Continue reading

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