Is there any news today that's not Dalai Lama? Yes, the blogs are, as always, full of it.
- Paul Katz with another in the excellent series of posts on Siaolin Village.
- Jim on the LDP and the KMT.
- Your bike: made in Taiwan
- Global Voices collects blog posts on the DL's visit.
- US Taiwan Defense Command has slides from 1968-9
- FVARGA wonders whether H1N1 is a disaster in the making for Taiwan.
- Jerome asks whose side Ma is on.
- Patrick Cowsill has pics and more commentary on Taipei's new bike lanes.
- Lief runs down some of the issues involved with roads and relocation in aboriginal areas.
- A-gu discusses the Executive Yuan's Referendum Review committee's shameful rejection of the DPP's request to hold a referendum on ECFA.
Panorama of an endless line of gravel trucks in front of the Shihgang Dam (click to see).
MA "ABLE" YING-JEOU WATCH: AFP notes that Beijing blasted the Dalai Lama's visit and warned that it would impact relations. China canceled celebrations over the direct flights, leaving that gaggle of eunuchs that constitutes the Ma government struggling for ways to bend over even further for Beijing. Speaking of having no stones, after Ma says government should only get 45 of 60 Blackhawk choppers from the US and spend the rest on rescue helos, the Ministry of Defense gives Ma the finger and says we're getting the 60. Today Ma says "Uh, ok." But my favorite is this one from today where Ma tells a group of aborigines that they must evacuate when told, otherwise it will be bad for him. Poor Ma! I think my next post might be entitled: Is Ma a narcissist?
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