MA GAY SEX STORY: Letters from Taiwan. EastWindUp Chronicle here. But I think the best comment was from a friend in Tainan, who observed.. "Can you imagine if Chen had been allegedly in a gay porn video? The media would have gone nuts! But instead they are following his daughter to New York."
Taiwan Democracy Movement on things you can do for 2-28 Taiwan Defense Command has a 1973 Report on Taiwan, covering stores, restaurants, and health precautions. Rock Mountain Trail by bike National Geographic: NG = No Good, says maddog. I'll have a follow up post up soon. Arthur has weather data on our Year Without a Winter 7-11s are marveled at in this post. Taiwan Google map to 1944 with US Mil information -- way cool. Someone else finds out Taiwan's health insurance system is awesome. Taiwan Austronesian Dictionary An outsiders view of Chinese medicine in Taiwan's NHI system, with some interesting facts. The Future of Foreign English Teachers in Taiwan from Scott. Language Log on Austronesian Linguistic Phylogeny (say it three times fast). Taiwanoymous on blogger profits in Taiwan. Arthur Dent on the KMT's disdain for its public Echo Taiwan on NCC's punishment of the pro-Green media Neil Wade with photography tips Conservation Groups push Government on Dolphins That's Impossible with an excellent post on the slow death of Hoklo language Echo on the re-introduction of military brainwashing in elementary school. Lief with lovely pictures of the Yenshui Fireworks festival
CECA BLOGGING: Interview Me on CECA and Sovereignty. That's Impossible looks at some CECA posts in the local blogosphere. Global Voices Online on CECA from various local blogs.
WAY COOL: Formosa Neijia will represent the US in the 2009 World Games. Orz Orz Orz.
MEDIA: Number of foreign workers falls. Taiwan accounts for 25% of Intel's revenues in 2008. Taiwan Journal on longer trails in Taiwan, by Steve Crook. Chinese IT firm spying for Chinese government...who could have imagined it? Gay activists to vote en bloc for gay-friendly candidate in Da-an. Jobless rate hits highest rate in six years. Taiwan Stocks hit two-week closing high. Real earnings in Taiwan sustained worst fall in 29 years in 2008. The Heritage Foundation on the Spratlys. State Department rights report on Taiwan, a document rich in hypocrisy. Shut down Guantanamo and stop our human trafficking and quit murdering Iraqis, and maybe we can regain a bit of credibility. Our National Palace Museum director owns property in China. The KMT's leadership is busy selling out the island, and someone is worried that an art museum director might own something in China? Good to know our media is has its priorities right.