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· May, 2006

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from May, 2006

Taiwan: History of Chinese

China's political turbulence for the larger part of the twentieth century had much more impact on the Chinese language than a mere move from traditional to simplified characters. A growing...

Taiwan: Ten years of democracy

A post earlier this week commemorates what Politics from Taiwan blogger David sees as ten years of democracy on the island off China's eastern coast: “By my reckoning, today marks...

Taiwan: China threat growing

Although no clear timeline has been set by Beijing, an invasion of Taiwan is not a matter of ‘if,’ says political analyst-blogger Confidential Reporter at China Confidential, but when: “Notice...

Taiwan: Can't stop blogging

“[T]he Net has taken over my life,” decided prominent English-language The View from Taiwan blogger Michael Turton last Sunday, “and I need to regain control. So expect a drastic drop...

Malaysia: Electricity Rates

CompetitiveMalaysia is surprised that Malaysia's electricity rates are higher than Taiwan's. “If such a high cost country in Taiwan able to keep their electricity rate low. There is no reason...

Taiwan: Chinese spy confesses

A Taiwanese agent for the Chinese government wasn't so covert in trying to purchase an F-16 fighter jet engine and cruise missiles, blogs James J. Na at The Korea Liberator,...

Taiwan: President faces non-confidence

A recent poll blogged on at Michael Turton's The View from Taiwan suggests Taiwanese president Chen Shuibian's ratings are down to only %5.8.

Hong Kong: Making fun of news

EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong translates a blog post which takes a humorous look at the ten hottest news stories on the internet this past week.

Taiwan: Injured blogger persists

How do you blog with one broken hand? The last few posts from Ryan at The Lost Spaceman tell us how.

Taiwan: Solving taxing troubles

The Taipei Kid blogger mocks the Taiwanese government's decision to use foreign faces and exotic accents in an attempt to educate locals about Taiwan's tax policies.

China: Music tour tips

In ‘One Country, Two Rock Scenes‘, Holidarity‘s Friend Gram reveals a mainland China rock star trick of the trade.

Haiti: China v. Taiwan Diplomatic Brawl

Taiwan's prime minister Su Tseng-Chang will not be attending President-elect Rene Preval's inauguration because of pressures from China, reports (FR) Radio Kiskeya. “Beijing formally urged [the Haitian government] to cancel...

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