MEDIA: Manthorpe on the danger of getting close to China. Taiwan to get international health notifications direct from the WHO. New certification rules for all agricultural products. Greatest credit card data breach in history.... Taiwan DRAM makers in merger, bailout talks. Not News: A convicted KMT heavyweight is given bail before conviction (read: chance to flee). News: he is actually taken back into custody. Cool: Taiwanese extort money from pigeon owners -- and use pigeons to pick up ransoms. "Democracy Memorial Hall" plaque to be removed and replaced with
My friend Greg goes to a nature reserve in Taiwan in search of the rare clouded leopard. A new Taiwanese travel site by a resident of Taichung. Everyone is blogging on Iphones being big in Taiwan Menu pages from the Sea Dragon Club way back when. Laowiseass on old world losers Voucher blogging from The Bushman, Ni Howdy, and of course, oops! who wudda thunk it? Vouchers go missing. At Global Post, good article from Jon Adams. Good essay on the great Sinologist John Francis Daily Bubble Tea goes to Cingjing Farm Steve Crook with tale of Siraya language activist Jimmy Huang... and the list of museums in Taiwan. A-gu has latest stats on foreign marriages in Taiwan Fili with gorgeous pics and narrative of Chinese opera and music in Taipei As Taiwan Matters notes, in China, down is up: Taiwan threatens China. Far Eastern Sweet Potato shakes his head at a similar piece from Bloomberg. The Real Taiwan becomes another who finds the true meaning of Christmas in Taiwan US Defense Command gives personal recollections of Carter's decision to switch the PRC here and here. Kelake finds a new park in Hsinchu.
PUBLICATIONS: The latest Taiwan Communique is hot off the press: President Barack Obama takes office... What policies to pursue?... The KMT's political vendetta against the DPP... No fair trial for Chen Shui-bian... Scholars and writers reiterate concern... Ma administration rejects independent commission... "Wild Strawberry" students continue protest... Members of Congress write President Bush... A Trail of broken promises, by Prof. Don Rodgers... China's economic tailspin, by Gerrit van der Wees... Taiwan's endangered pink dolphins by Christina MacFarquhar, Taiwan... In memoriam Senator Claiborne Pell, by Tom Hughes... Taiwan's Statesman, Lee Teng-hui and Democracy by Richard Kagan, reviewed by Jerome Keating...
EVENTS: Sanba Party: Aboriginal Invitational Live Music in Pingtung County
Get ready for 2 nights of great music at the Aboriginal Invitational
in Pingtung county.
Visit the event listing on our site for all the details:
Date: 1/26 & 1/27
(Monday and Tuesday - 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year)