- NEWS: DPP turncoat Shih Ming-teh is supposed to launch independent presidential bid tomorrow. I would never think that is related to the fact that running a political campaign is a great way to collect money. Also, any news service that reports that Shih is a former DPP Chairman without reporting that he switched sides around 2000 is lying to you by omission.
- Quote of the day from Alton Thompson about J Michael Cole's piece on what Taiwan would gain from being annexed to China (National Interest): It's a sad situation when the most seductive argument a regime can muster for signing onto it is 'Don't worry. We'll treat you better than we treat our own people. Trust us.'
- Also from Cole: The US has no position on the 1992 Consensus
- Synapticism with another great ruin for us.
- Where is anti-nuclear Mazu now?
- Drew's poetic ode to cycling in central Taichung city.
- Taiwan ThinkTank (pro-Green) poll has Tsai up on Chu by just a few points.
The poll, commissioned by the pro-DPP Taiwan Thinktank, found Tsai leading Wang by 44.1-41.3 percent margin and beating Chu, who is also mayor of New Taipei, by a 46.7-41 percent margin.
Her lead was much bigger against Wu (64.1-20.2 percent), Hung (63.6-21.5 percent) and Yaung (63.4-17.5 percent).
- Brookings Paper on Taiwan and the SCS
- The awesome Jon Sullivan's reading list on political and social movements in Taiwan and on political parties
- Comedy: Ma says China fears Taiwan protesters. Aw, poor China.
- Soong trashes Ma
- Eating hornet larvae in Taiwan
- JOB: Institute of Molecular Biology looking for editor
- Faces of New Media in Taiwan: Taiwan Explorer
Time and Date-- Sunday May 24th, 10 am
Speaker: Bo Tedards, Director of Amnesty International Taiwan
Topic: Amnesty International, how it helped Taiwan in the past; and how it now works from Taiwan to help Asian countries.
Venue: We are trying out a new venue-- it is right near the Liuchangli MRT Station at HePing East Rd. and Keelung Rd.
The name of the place is Vinyl Decision
Address No. 6, Lane 38 Chongde St. Xinyi Dist.
Website has a map. www.vinyldecision.com
It is a cool place that you will want to know about to listen to oldies on LP.
Phone if lost, 02 8732-9969
From the MRT station, stay on the east side of Keelung; and cross HePing to its north side, Chongde Rd. is right there off the circle.
Breakfast will be NT$125. Free flowing coffee and egg sandwiches etc.
You have no doubt heard of Amnesty International, this is a good chance to find out all that it is involved in.
And if you want to work with them on projects.
Give me (Jerome) a heads up if you are coming.
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