November already. Let's take a look at today's blog harvest....
- Taiwan Cycling Festival experience of Mark Blacknell
- Ming Fong ancient trail
- Extra-inning loss keeps Taiwan baseball team out of final
- Taiwan's energy security issue, from an outside standpoint
- Women's rights groups oppose legalizing prostitution
- Drew with an awesome, epic post on the Mudan Incident and Japanese imperialism in Taiwan and Okinawa.
- Jerome points out that the current corruption case in Taipei is just like Ma Ying-jeou's: it's the secretary's fault.
- Gay pride parade from David on Formosa.
- Lao Ren Cha with a great thoughtful response to some of the posts on rejection of marriage by Taiwanese females.
- Matt in Tainan interviewed on The Working Traveller.
- JapanFocus has an interesting piece on the Japanese Right and its attempt to re-write the history of the colonization of Korea. From a footnote: Frederick R. Dickinson suggests that Japan also sought to control China’s Fujian province soon after it annexed Taiwan to protect its new colonial acquisition. See his War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 1999), 89.
- An Indian scholar argues that China has committed the most aggression in Asia, citing the Pentagon. Right.
- Temperatures to gradually rise over the next couple of days, thank all gods.
- With the Suhua Highway out, the east coast is starving for tourism. Taitung county is offering cash to travel agencies for sending in tourists.
- Massive all-glass temple to Matsu to open in Changhua industrial district.
- Exports to China set to surpass record set in Chen Administration; Taiwan runs biggest trade surplus with China. That was first nine months of the year -- all before ECFA. Thank all gods ECFA saved our sucky China trade.
- China currency rises hurting Chinese makers -- no doubt Taiwan firms in China will not be far behind.
- China-Taiwan: What Cross-Strait Thaw? "Such incidents help explain why most Taiwanese have a dim view of China's government, and no interest in unification."
- Ma urges Taiwan to show wisdom and China to show benevolence. Confucian classics are for Ma what the Bible was for George Bush.
- The Economist is giving away one free country briefing.
- South Korea to have the whole nation covered by bullet trains.
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