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· January, 2006

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from January, 2006

Taiwan: What's in a Name?

Pinyin News puzzles over — at length — the mystery of the ‘g’ in famous Taiwan director Ang Lee's name, which seems to be properly romanized as “An.” A commenter...

Japan, Taiwan: Cute Culture

An article about Japan's cultural obsession with cute things leads the leaky pen to write on Taiwan's own version of “cute culture.”

Taiwan: Macking in Taipei

Roland Soong discussed an article from Hong Kong's Apple Daily tabloid saying that the Taipei City Government had a page on its website teaching foreigners how to hit on local...

Taiwan: Read It and ::>_<::

In Taiwan, many are upset about the appearance of Internet slang in questions on the all-important college exam. Pinyin News explains what some mean, including ::>_

South Korea, Taiwan: Lost in Translation

Pinyin News discusses the sorry state of translation in Korea, as compared to Japan. Many translations are not direct from English but from Japanese translations, and (apparently) Korea does not...

Taiwan: Taiwan's Myspace.com

the leaky pen talks about the pros and cons of Wretch, a Taiwan blog-hosting service much like myspace.com that appears to attract not just teenagers but politicians and local celebrities.

Taiwan: Premier Resigns

One whole jujuflop situation has been following realignments in the Taiwan government since the ruling party's defeat in the last election. His latest is on the premier's resignation today. But...

Taiwan: Chinese Fire Drill

Taiwanonymous describes the unique fire escape items used in Taiwan, including a plastic “smoke-free” bag one puts over one's head while fleeing.

China: Panda Economics

An animal researcher in Taiwan concluded that the island should no longer accept artificially bred pandas from China since their rate of survival is so low. Sun Bin talks about...

Taiwan: One China Revisited

the leaky pen explains his doubts about the U.S.'s one-China policy. “As support for the one-China policy, many pro-China folks in Taiwan and abroad like to use the argument that...

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