MEDIA: S&P cut Taiwan's credit outlook to negative. Subsidies for solar power generation. President Ma really is going to teleconference. Move along folks, it's only a violation of the One China policy when Chen Shui-bian does it. Minister of Defense says son not involved in arms sales. SEF head says son involved in China business but didn't benefit from connections. US marines may be posted to AIT in Taipei. Green groups protest for renewable energy. Legislature pressures government to let chip industry suffer without rescue. My piece in the Asian WSJ attracts responses from professional pro-China troll types. Taiwan man sentenced for selling cursed house. Grand Justices say switch of judges in Chen Shui-bian case was unconstitutional, KMT legislator says judges shouldn't go against public opinion. Capitulationist raccoons to get 1,000,000th visitor -- averaging less than 10,000 a day. Media freedom weakening, say speakers at media forum in Taiwan.
A Chinese delegation arrives tomorrow, says A-gu. Taiwan hands out biggest ever fine for trademark infringement. Former CATO defense policy type says US should abandon Taiwan. Because Cato prizes no one's liberty but its own. I'm looking forward to this analyst's next piece, where he argues that we should stop provoking the Somali pirates. The awesome Mad Minerva flipped me Brian Dunn's response. Don Feder talks about why defending Taiwan is necessary. Neil Wade shoots Keelung World's smallest robot is Taiwanese. David with excellent post on energy debate in Taiwan. Taiwan News also editorializes excellently on nuclear power and the construction-industrial state. Economic freefall and identity politics in the Other China, where 98% of the people are Han Chinese. *sigh* Can we stop saying "the Other China" already? And lose the 98% are Han nonsense too? Portnoy at Global Voices does great work on losing one's job in Taiwan Letters from Taiwan dreams the perennial dream that someday, those southern legislators are going to break off from the KMT. The Shorty method with EFL games. Singapore economy in deep trouble. Battlepanda writes on why smart girls are unattractive. Wrong! Smart girls are totally hot. Hanjie offers fabulous tool: Google map with cheap/free places to stay in Taiwan. David on Australia-Taiwan conference at NCCU The Foreigner notes that Chinese baby powder is contaminated with asbestos. Moral of the story: don't buy Chinese
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