Worldfocus blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about her personal experience with the health consequences of climate change. She explains how the number of Taiwanese people with significant eye irritation has surged by 20-30 percent since mid-March, since the onset of the worst-ever dust storms from mainland China.
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Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about the controversy surrounding Chinese speed skater Zhou Yang, who won a gold medal in Vancouver. She argues that China's national program for training athletes is ripe for change.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about the parallels some people are drawing between the movie "Avatar" and forced evictions in China, where conflicts between residents and developers have led to protests and violence.
An online poll by a Chinese newspaper shows most Chinese support executing the British man convicted of drug smuggling. Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about the impact of history, in particular the Opium Wars, on the controversy.
Worldfocus presents the year's highlights from our online "Perspectives" section, which features the work of regular contributors to the broadcast and website. Read their most compelling personal accounts and commentary from 2009, touching on subjects ranging from the seemingly-endless war in eastern Congo to pop culture in North Korea.
The average year-end bonus at major Japanese companies this year plunged. Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about how Japanese retailers are trying to lure customers during the holiday season with creative marketing campaigns.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about a recent matchmaking effort by a Guangdong company that used young women dressed as Christmas elves to solicit college girls for their clients. The stunt led to a backlash against what many in China see as a new class of the young and entitled.
Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the new EU leader's hobby. With the international community focused on the Wall Street crisis and China's rise, Lee blogs that it's refreshing to know that the first EU president is a haiku poet.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes from Taiwan about how the Chinese state-controlled news media limited information about President Obama's visit to China. She argues it exemplifies the problem for Chinese news consumers - even when information gets reported, it lacks much-needed context.
Hsin-Yin Lee writes how a game-fixing scandal has rocked Taiwanese professional baseball. Unlike Phillies fans who vow for a comeback next season, fans in Taiwan wonder if there is a future for the island's beloved sport. Evidence says Taiwan's league is all mobbed up.