Monday, December 12, 2011

Daily Links, Monday, Dec 12, 2012

Gaomei Wetlands outside Taichung city, always a pleasant experience.

I'd like to show you the CNA story on the piggy bank event in Taipei on Saturday, but a friend of mine pointed out to me: What did the Central News Agency say about the DPP's Saturday event when tens of thousands showed up to donate piggy banks to the Tsai Ing-wen campaign? (Focus Taiwan, CNA Taiwan political headlines). They reported on Soong promise to visit China if elected, which will never happen, and on Ma's promise to subsidize taxi drivers.... but on a major, signature campaign event in the capital?


If this is not merely slowness in getting the story out, then I expect we will see the CNA becoming more open in its plugging of Ma as election day nears.

Your sturdy blogger is in a double funk, with winter and SAD nigh and his camera in the shop for repairs for the third week. Must medicate with alcohol..... meanwhile what's out there on the blogs?

ELECTION (blogs and media):
  • The documentary Hand in Hand, about the Taiwan democracy movement, with English subtitles. See their blog for times and dates. Taipei Times review.
  • See sidebar for more events -- Taiwanderful's blog award voting is now open!
Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums! Delenda est, baby.


Anonymous said...

did you mean China's damn building frenzy or China's damn dam building frenzy or what?

Steve said...

News flash! Ma Ying-jeou promises one billion NT to every citizen in Taiwan!

Ma's election promises remind me of this famous quotation:

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Anonymous said...

Check out this really cool music video by Taiwan-American violist Jerry Yang. (found on Reddit the other day).