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 resource guide from Mark Swofford at Pinyin News aims to set the record straight on just where the language has...
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 the 10th anniversary of Taiwan's democracy. On 20th May 1996 Lee Teng-hui gave this speech at his inauguration. The election...
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 we said ‘when,’ not if, because it is becoming increasingly clear that unless Taipei eventually, well, surrenders to Beijing, there...
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 in posting.” The drop didn't last long as there is a long, new post today.
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 that Malaysia, a petroleum production country unable to do that.”
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, followed up by a post from Joshua on the defection of another senior North Korean scientist: “The bad news is...
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 the Taiwanese prime minister's visit, threatening to use its Security Council veto power next August against the renewal of MINUSTAH...