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Pundit Planet’s News Processing Plant

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Just kidding. This isn’t really our News division (though it does accurately depict our editorial style) it’s actually a photograph of butchers in a Mong Kok wet market by our Hong Kong Deputy Bureau Chief and Asia Photo Editor-at-Large Deb Fong.

From Wikipedia’s description of Mong Kok:

Mong Kok (also spelled Mongkok), is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District in Kowloon West,Hong Kong. Mong Kok was part of the Mong Kok District before the district was merged in 1994. The Prince Edward area occupies the northern part of Mong Kok.

The district is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops andrestaurants at street level and commercial or residential units above. Major industries in Mong Kok are retail, restaurants (including fast food) and entertainment.

With its extremely high population density of 130,000/km2 or 340,000 per square mile, Mong Kok was described as the busiest district in the world by the Guinness World Records…(more)

[The Visual Feast of Hong Kong: Through the Lens of Hong Kong Fong]

[also stop by and visit Deb at Hong Kong Fong]

© 2014 deb fong photography


Celebrating one year

YEAR ONE: punditfromanotherplanet celebrates its birthday today

We’ve been scouring news, blogs, and street corners for insights; gossip, debunked rumors, discredited intelligence reports, retracted tweets, broken-sealed court records, thinly-sourced biographical sketches, and discarded matchbook covers for exactly one year. Picking the best, reassembling it, decorating it, and pushing it right back out there. And we’re still here. The first year went by fast!

When we launched on September 16th 2012, we were mostly a political site. We’ve grown to include many other interests, too. Particularly, more news from China, Japan, the Middle East, and global news in general.

For those of you who’ve joined recently, come on in, have a look around. Thanks for the eyeballs! We’ve had a surge in activity in recent months, encouraging us to enlarge the menu and develop more content.

We hope you’re finding all the news you can get everywhere else but not with the hand-selected freshness you get here. Don’t be alarmed if you see the format change hourly, we’re undergoing some redesign, in hopes of making it easier to tolerate navigate.

Welcome new readers! Our first year has been a blast, we look forward to more.

–the Butcher