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Digital Asia links: Chinese bloggers, health apps, #SelfieWithDaughter and more



10 July 2015 08:28

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics, developments in digital diplomacy and the exploitation of big data are shaping the region's engagement with the world.

  • Prime Minister Modi is leading the digital campaign #SelfieWithDaughter to draw attention to India's declining child sex ratio. Some argue real reform (not selfies) is what's needed.
  • How the Chinese Government stopped its bloggers.
  • How social media analysis, crowdsourcing and digital mapping proved useful in the aftermath of Nepal's 25 April earthquake.
  • Thailand's social media wakes up after the arrest of 14 anti-coup students.
  • China's complicated love affair with Facebook and Twitter (both currently banned). Also, are Chinese state media organisations turning to 'click farms' to boost their Facebook fan base?
  • The website of North Korea's main daily newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, has been given a facelift.
  • Hillary Clinton has accused China of hacking into everything that doesn't move. This Global Times Editorial lays out a response and calls for greater US-China cyber cooperation.
  • Prime Minister Modi maps out a digital future for India characterised by greater internet connectivity and the dream of an electronics manufacturing sector. Follow @_DigitalIndia for official updates.
  • Why China's draft cybersecurity law will have chilling implications for the internet and multinationals.
  • The mobile health apps making waves in Southeast Asia.
  • The 2015 Pacific Games, held in Port Moresby PNG, as seen via Instagram:  

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