- Danshui History blog on a fascinating bit of history: Dutch bones in Tainan?
- Pics from my second week in Pingtung.
- No kidding: a foreigner shows up at a local competition and it's news.
- Taiwan faces prospect of a non-credible air deterrent
- ETRC on Beijing's outreach to the DPP.
- Steve Crook on an awesome Taiwan tour guide.
- Another excellent collection of links from AsiaEye. Note that Pakistan has now made China its major arms supplier. Our involvement in Pakistan is another great victory for Beijing.
- Cycling Satin Cesena on bike components.
- Global Voices on Taiwan's nuclear waste on Orchid Island.
- Saturday morning bass fishing.
- Updated info on hiking Yushan and Taroko for 2011 Spring.
- Todd on the Sun Moon Lake ropeway.
- Perry Link's classic 2002 essay on censorship in China: the Anaconda in the Chandelier (.DOC downloads)
- Taiwan EPA says amount of Tombsweeping Day smoke has fallen thanks to the promotion of green alternatives. Is it that or simply the effect of people spreading their tomb cleaning activities out over several days? In my area almost all the tombs I've seen have been burnt off.
- The FT column BeyondBrics notes the coming demise of Taiwan as a profitable area for fund managers.
- Taiwan is reported ready for offshore casinos.
- Taiwan to send indigenous deer and goats to China. Where, no doubt, they will promptly be eaten.
- Taiwan gives mil-mil talks with China the cold shoulder.
- Ma silenced at Kuokuang Petrochemical protest. It was both brave and good of him to show up. The people should have let him speak -- not only would that have been the courteous thing to do, but he undoubtedly would have said something really off the wall as he usually does. Meanwhile Tsai and Su of the DPP are both advocating a halt to petrochemical growth. I'm wondering if in 2012 the environment will finally come to mean something in the Presidential race.
- MOFA serves Beijing, blocks Taiwan responders from going to Japan. Disgusting.
- Did high seas bring the first Taiwanese farmers here? No, don't think so. See Trista's great round up on Taiwan's prehistory here.
- Lee Guan-yew of Singapore made a secret visit to Taiwan, and met with DPP leaders as well, a first.
- China's yacht market to expand. Taiwan has a strong position in this market.
- Luxury tax hitting new home sales hard, according to realtors. And it's not even law yet.
- A look at activist and scholar Tu Wen-ling, representative of a new breed. Could Taiwan's universities finally become relevant?
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