Good news! We've found your lost weather. It's in Taichung. Come and get it whenever you have a moment.
Should have stayed in the US, where it is the 4th warmest winter ever. Instead we have Taipei weather all over the island through tomorrow...... take back your weather, Taipei!
In the meantime just curl up with the blogs.... and with this commentary in the TT today about beef:
If the government now simply opens up the market to US beef, Taiwan will have to reduce the amount imported from Australia and New Zealand, unless perhaps one thinks the public are suddenly going to eat a whole lot more beef. Furthermore, under WTO regulations, as soon as we allow the import of beef containing residues of this additive, we will also be relinquishing the right to implement safeguards in the interest of public health, per the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) of the WTO’s Multilateral Agreements on Trade in Goods. If that happens, the ban would also be lifted on imports of chicken and pork with residues.Interesting new information....
- The Badlands of A-lien...
- Montana shuts down Taiwan trade office, smacks of a suck-up to Beijing.
- USTaiwan Defense Command, always a great blog, with a 1959 map of Taipei and Taiwan
- Four new hiking trails in Taipei
- The Bushman in the Philippines
- Hear in Taiwan on the secret passage under the Grand Hotel
- PTS photo set from anti-nuke protest on Sunday.
- Number of travelers from Japan to Taiwan grows, exceeding Taiwan-to-Japan travel.
- When not reporting on politics, AFP often does a great job writing on Taiwanese life. Here's one on how changing family values are leaving Taiwan' elderly out in the cold.
- Myanmar suspends construction on Chinese-built destructive dam that is almost solely for export of electricity to China.
- ECFA drives increased bike sales to China, the government says.
- Exports returned to growth in Feb.
- Local airlines to recruit 500 flight attendants.
- Hospitals face shortages of nurses. There used to be a surplus.
- Taiwan insurers allowed to invest in Chinese stocks.
- The first roll on, roll off service between Taiwan and China is now operating.
- Taiwan's fastener show on this week in K-town.
- China opening doors to recruit bigtime foreign academics. Taiwan? Not so much.
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