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· April, 2006

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from April, 2006

Taiwan: Punks still DIYing

Sack Be Jim at gotmahmojo finds DIY punk ethic, graffiti and a seldom-seen side of Taiwanese society while visiting a collective of artists squatting in an abandoned building in the...

Taiwan: Taxi music's passing

Rank blog's Dog of the South blogs about the disappearance of a genre of music that used to make cab rides a treat: “For all its obvious flaws, I always...

Taiwan: English teaching essentials

Mark at Doubting to shuō blogs critically on what separates good ESL teachers in Taiwan from the bad. “Obviously,” he writes, “this is pretty subjective.”

Taiwan: Regional aggregator coming

Prominent Taiwanese blogger Portnoy has started an English-language blog, Portnoy in Between. First up? Time to see a Chinese-language blog aggregator. “It is nothing about English hegemony;” he writes of...

China: Anti-Japanese sentiment analyzed

With a prediction of diplomatic repercussions carrying over well into 2006, AngryChineseBlogger looks at the root causes, location and total cost of damages incurred during violent anti-Japanese protests in many...

China: Taiwanese foods unmentionable

Friend Gram at Holidarity shows us how the One China policy affects even food reviews in mainland China's English-language media.

Taiwan: Hu Jintao unwelcome

The Taiwanese blogger from Pingya's Bistro gives her account of Chinese president Hu Jintao's meeting with leader of Taiwan's Kuomintang Lien Chan just prior to the Communist leader's visit to...

Taiwan: Kuomintang divided

The one whole jujuflop situation blogger backs up his opinion that Taiwan's Kuomintang leader Ma Ying-jeou is losing control over the party with a close look at recent internal conflicts...

Taiwan: Blog conference

The Taiwan Blogger BoF conference opens this Friday in Taipei. Here's their blog [zh].

Taiwan: Cross-straits relations

Rank Beginner of the Taiwan-based blog Rank pre-empts Kuomintang Chairman Lien Chan's visit to China scheduled for Thursday with a look at recent China-Taiwan diplomatic talks and the prediction of...

Levels of stupidity

Taiwanese politician and talk show host Li Ao is not a popular guy in Singapore at the moment. Li Ao had remarked last year that Singaporeans are stupider than Taiwan...

Taiwan: Police life

Michael Turton reports in his blog The View from Taiwan on a presentation last week by Jeff Martin, Ph.D. who spent three years researching—sometimes drinking with—the Taipei police force. From...

China: Legal reform

Chen Yongmiao posts on his Constitution Blog a letter he sent recently to lawyer John Wei Chien-feng, former president of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights, on behalf of some...

Historical revisionism does not go unnoticed in China

Heated debates have sprung up throughout China's online community surrounding a new historical drama on China Central Television (CCTV) which, many charge, leaves out some important facts and revises others....

Taiwan: TV debate

Rank‘s Beginner blogger finds humor in a television debate between two of Taiwan's top politicians, Ma Ying-jeou and Chen Shuibian. “This may be the first time I've seen Chen in...

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