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· February, 2006

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from February, 2006

Democracy on Tabloid?

On The View from Taiwan, Michael Turton and readers discuss how Apple Daily, the top selling tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong and Taiwan, reflects the regions’ democracy, freedom of speech...

Taiwan's International Relations, a Detailed View

Douglas Adams on Jujuflop gives a detailed analysis and update on Taiwan's foreign relations: “When it comes to international relations, only two things really matter in Taiwan: Taiwan’s relationship with...

Panda Remorse

In the midst of the debate in Taiwan over whether to accept China's “generous” offer of pandas, The Foreigner in Formosa points out that “American zoos are having a bit...

Despite The Missiles

Michael Turton on The View From Taiwan blogs on the political backpeddling of Ma Ying-jeou, the mayor of Taipei and the Chairman of Taiwan's main opposition party, Kuomintang. Ma had...

The Cost of Unification

Jerome Keating guest-posts on The Peking Duck on the potential social and economic costs of Taiwan's unification with Mainland China. Without touching on political costs, Jerome points out that the...

Taiwan Strikes Back, With Pixels

Tim Maddog on Indiac rebukes China's claims of being “peaceful” in a recent white paper, by citing Taiwan's white paper on China's rise and adding his own commentary.

US Angry at The Speech of Taiwan's President Chen

Michael Turton in The View From Taiwan argues that the US's strong negative reaction to the Lunar New Year's speech from Taiwan's President Chen clearly shows ” how US officialdom...

China, Taiwan: Animal Talk

Pinyin News goes from discussing an article about how birds can distinguish between Japanese and Mandarin Chinese to China's announcement that it was teaching Taiwanese to pandas it wants to...

Taiwan: Show of Hand Puppets

Taiwanonymous comments on the arrival on a cable network of an English adaptation of a Taiwanese hand-puppet show series: a kind of puppet show for adults. He writes: “The Taiwanese...

Taiwan: More on “Good” Colonization

Michael Turton's comment on the Japanese Foreign Minister's recent assertion that Japan left Taiwan a good higher educational system turns into an informative post about how that system also systematically...

Taiwan: The World is Not That

Michael Turton picks apart global know-it-all Thomas Friedman's myths, mistaken conclusions and mischaracterizations of Taiwan so as to shoehorn it into his popular theories. “Friedman's uninformed screed highlights a desperate...

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