Friday, November 05, 2010

Getting out the Youth Vote

David on Formosa passed around this Dog G video asking the youth of Taiwan to vote to change the nation. Here's his letter on the issue of the Ministry of Education's attempt to silence political discourse on a key student forum (see post below this one).

Chen Shui-bian was found NOT GUILTY of taking bribes in the merger cases and of laundering the money. As was his wife. AP has the judge's ruling:

The Taipei District Court said in its ruling Friday there was no evidence showing Chen took 600 million New Taiwan dollars ($20 million) in exchange for promises not to block the bankers' separate merger initiatives.

Executives of Cathay Bank and Yuanta Securities Co. claim the money was political donations. They also were acquitted of bribery charges in the case.

"No evidence." Does this mean that Chen is getting his houses back?
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MJ Klein said...

are the Chen's going to get their money back that was seized?

SoCalExpat said...

At least the MOE is now only suggesting that NTU moderate the forums. Remember back in 2005 when the MOE unnder the DPP ordered schools to remove all references to China or Chinese in school names? Thankfully, the MOE backed down when the KMT threatened to cut off its funding. I agree the MOE shouldn't be involved in politics, but that should apply to all political pursuasions.

Anonymous said...

Abian not guilty? How could this be? Isn't it true that the KMT and Ma controls the courts!

Marc said...

Like that music vid a lot. I'll bet that rapper "army" will make some people feel uncomfortable.

The V sign is also something different as a political prop. It reminds me of the movie "Vendetta", and also the sci-fi TV series "V" in which the letter was a rebel symbol against alien invaders who appeared human, but were actually human-devouring space lizards. No actual analogy intended here. Just saying.

jerome in vals said...

Your " 'No evidence.' Does this mean that Chen is getting his houses back?" links to "US moves on Chen Shui-bian properties" - 2010/07/16 Taipei Times

In it, Chen Chih-chung is reported saying he did not understand the US government's "leap in thinking."...

Leap in thinking, leap in thinking, leap... out of the twilight zone, Chen Junior.

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.” From "The Twilight Zone".

“It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.” Quoted from "The Twilight Zone" producer and screenwritter, Rod Sterling.