Despite local media reports that this is the first time U.S. military forces have entered Taiwan since 1979, the U.S. government official noted that every year sees at least one visit by a military aircraft, usually to ferry in congressional visitors.It's a shame that they were sent in 'quietly' in those earlier disasters, but it was good that they were.
"Also, we have in the past quietly sent in U.S. military aircraft to support disaster relief operations in Taiwan," he said, including Typhoon Aere in 2004 and the 9-21 earthquake in 1999.
- RTI's fabulous blog Hear in Taiwan has a great translation of a blogger who witnessed a ceremony in Siaolin village. Thanks, Angelica.
- Looking for a place to rent in Taiwan? Look here.
- Claudia Jean with excellent post on how the KMT screwed up the DPP water management bill
- 6-3-3! 6-3-3! Real earnings hit 1996 levels, according to the DGBAS.
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