January 25, 2005

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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.

The round-up has four key areas of focus:

China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Korea and Japan

SE and Other Asia


posted by Simon on 01.25.05 at 02:14 PM in the Asia by blog category.


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China did have a pension system in the past, Simon. Very short after the liberation that started to work. When the Cultural Revolution broke out, fighting factions in the trade union movement seemed to agree about one thing: China would never need any pension fund anymore, and they divided the money up.

posted by: Fons Tuinstra on 01.25.05 at 07:13 PM [permalink]

[Notices location of story on betel nuts in Taiwan]

Since when did Taiwan belong in the category "Korea and Japan?"

Rise up, countrymen, against the White Devil known as Simon! Rah! ;)

(Actually, the answer to the above rhetorical question is "1895—1945," but I digress.)

posted by: Kelvin on 01.26.05 at 05:34 AM [permalink]

thanks Kelvin, fixed it up.

Fons - I didn't know about that history on China's pension money. I stand corrected.

posted by: Simon on 01.26.05 at 10:26 AM [permalink]

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