Whose reaching the green in one today?
MEDIA: Another pile up in the Tour De Taiwan, near Taichung. Probably somebody stopped to check out one of our killer betel nut girls.... KMT legislative speaker Wang Jyn-ping says US won't sell F-16s to Taiwan. Ex-President Chen, still smoking that I-am-the-center-of-the-universe crack, says maybe he will start a new pro-independence party. After forcing the DPP to support him all these years, he promptly goes off to start his own party. Taiwan wants to start think tank for military-military exchanges with China. LA Times on unpaid leave in Taiwan. In the Science Park 100K of 130K employees...no, you read it. Taiwan driving China's military modernization. Gravel firms in Hualien beg government to save them from Chinese imports. Look forward to more industries in those...er...straits. ECFA: no text yet. Fortunately the government is preparing a baseball revitalization plan. Taiwan gives Paraguay a US$400 million loan, which it defers payment on too. Move along folks, no dollar diplomacy to see here. A pro-independence group opposes former Veep Annette Lu's plans to visit China for reasons no earthly mind can comprehend. Taiwan-born author wins detective novel award in Japan. China's exports plummet a record 26% in Feb.
Patrick Cowsill says English teachers, stay away 14 people who shaped Taiwan's internet Anti-secession law, fourth anniversary: thoughts from A-gu. Shan Ding Lu has another good one, on swimming holes in Pingtung. High speed rail in financial trouble. Who could have imagined it would be a money loser? Pinyin info on a 1999 paper documenting the evolution of written Taiwanese. Michella on local TV news in Taiwan Remedying ignorance and indifference toward Taiwan's ecological treasures. Taiwanonymous on displays of god Guan Gong in police stations A-gu blogs on tapes that appear to show prosecutors leading a key witness against Chen Temple to Chiang Kai-shek Jackson on Taiwan's shattering loss to China Pashan goes to the southernmost 3000er in Taiwan, for some awesome pics and experiences. Letters from Taiwan on the release of Formosa Betrayed, the movie
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EVENTS: Former Bush Administration official Stephen Yates to speak on 30 years of Taiwan-China-US relations, March 16.
The Taiwan American Flag Football Association in Taipei is looking for players. The season started on the 7th but apparently they need people. They play on Saturdays in Taipei. To register, send name, contact info, height, weight, and favorite position to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you search "TAFFA-Taiwan American Flag Football Association" on Facebook there is a Facebook group.
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