January 10, 2005
Asia by Blog
Asia by Blog is a twice weekly feature, usually posted on Monday and Thursday, providing links to Asian blogs and their views on the news in this fascinating region. Previous editions can be found here.
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This edition contains earthquake and tsunami links, the new Communists, leaked war plans, unwanted refugees, casinos in strange places, the end of the Boom Boom Room, skimpy models plus plenty more...
The official results are up for the 2004 Asia Blog Awards.
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Many of the links in this section are to blogs, not posts. Just scroll through each blog as they all have plenty on the Tsunami and the relief efforts.
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The Chinese Community in the United Kingdom have been urged to show solidarity with Chinese Americans in New York and protest at the cruel and racist 'Tsunami Song' aired on Hot 97, the hip hop radio station in New York.
Chinese Americans have been demonstrating outside the Hot 97 radio station in New York after the racist song attacked the tsunami affected countries. Chinese American councillors of New York City Council have also joined in the demonstrations.
People in the wider wider Asian Community in the United Kingdom have been appalled by the song and they have been denouncing the cruel and racist Tsunami Song by Miss Jones and Todd Lynn aired over Hot 97, the hip hop radio station in New York.
The news of Hot 97's racist tsunami song is filtering through to the tsunami hit countries of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, South India. People are incensed at the song which goes beyond human decency. The governments of the tsunami hit region have been urged to take the matter up with the US Government as it insults the deaths of so many tsunami victims.
Chinese Americans and other Asian Communities have joined hundreds of Asians in the demonstrations in New York supported by New York City Councillors.
Here are the lyrics:
Date aired: Morning of January 18TH-27TH 2005 (multiple airings)
“There was a time, when the sun was shining bright
So now you're screwed, it's the tsunami,
(Imitating Micheal Jackson)
Chinese Communities all over the world wishing to protest are requested to write to their local American Embassy and to -
HOT 97 E-mail