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Expert Sitings: Nina Hachigian

www.asiaobserver.com Asia Observer, a hobby site run by Asia aficionado John Sandvand, is a good resource for English news and organizations related to Asia. Each Asian nation has its own page with news headlines. Another excellent source for the latest on Asian politics and culture is www.asiasource.org. www.usa.gov Citizens no longer need search libraries for ...

www.asiaobserver.com
Asia Observer, a hobby site run by Asia aficionado John Sandvand, is a good resource for English news and organizations related to Asia. Each Asian nation has its own page with news headlines. Another excellent source for the latest on Asian politics and culture is www.asiasource.org.

www.usa.gov
Citizens no longer need search libraries for outdated policy pronouncements, instructions for obtaining government licenses, and the like. Most are featured on USA.gov, the U.S. government’s portal site. In Asia, Singapore has gone farther, allowing citizens to conduct nearly 80 percent of government-public transactions online at www.gov.sg.

www.sumo.or.jp
Before sites like this one, run by the Japan Sumo Association, I used to struggle to stay current with Sumo wrestling. The site lists tournament schedules, banzuke (official rankings), biographies of the competitors, and more.

http://www.chinabloglist.org/
What is daily life like in China? The Weblog phenomenon is more likely to answer this question than any other information medium to date. China Blog List links to numerous Weblogs that let outsiders tune into life in China.

www.timezoneconverter.com
This time zone converter makes calculating local times around the world easy.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/chineseinternetresearch/
The Chinese Internet Yahoo research group exemplifies how the listserv phenomenon is changing policy debates. It helps scholars and policy analysts from around the world share ideas and data about Internet politics and culture in China as never before.

Nina Hachigian is the deputy mayor of international affairs of Los Angeles and a former U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Twitter: @NinaHachigian

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