January 25, 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.
The round-up has four key areas of focus:
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Public Service Announcement
Excerpt: The latest edition of Asia By Blog is now up for your reading pleasure. Please set your watches accordingly....
Weblog: Brain Fertilizer
Tracked: January 25, 2005 09:14 PM
East Asian nationalism
Excerpt: In what really is a must-read post, Howard French discusses ethnic nationalism and social Darwinism in East Asia. It might be worth reading it together with a piece by the Chosun Ilbo's Lee Seon-min on East Asia's clash of nationalisms. (Hat tip ...
Weblog: The Marmot's Hole
Tracked: January 26, 2005 03:28 AM
Religion of Peace Roundup 1/26/05
Excerpt: Brought to you by the Religion of Peas in a Can Council. After videotaping himself beheading civilians for the past year and a half and publicly proclaiming himself the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, the UN finally designates Abu...
Weblog: The Jawa Report
Tracked: January 27, 2005 02:36 AM
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]