Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from August, 2006
Hong Kong: Chinese wikimedia conference
Last weekend (August 26-27), the Chinese wikimedia conference was held in Hong Kong. The two-day conference included a keynote address by Mr Jimmy Wales, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wikemedia Foundation, and other panels and sessions by noted speakers from the region. Topics included the content,...
Taiwan: How I am Learning the Lesson of Chen Shui-bian
ESWN translates an article written by Lung Yin Tai in responding to recent political mobilization agains Chen Shui-bian. The newly formed taiwan group political blog challenges Lung's opinion.
Taiwan: Chen Shui bian
Michael Turton carries on the discussion initiated by Michael Anti via ESWN's translation. He gives more political background on the recent campaign to bring down Chen Shui Bian.
Taiwan: boycotting mainstream media
Wang Chien-Ming, a Taiwan baseball player who was called up from the Yankees’ AAA affiliate, the Columbus Clippers in 2005, issued a open letter on 17 of August saying that he would reject all the Taiwan mainstream media interview because his privacy had been infringed. Ilya blogs a press release...
Taiwan: Chen Shui Bian
ESWN translates Anti's article on A Million People Will Not Oust President Chen Shui-bian.
Taiwan: political blog
Michael Turton is inviting initiatives in setting up a group blog on Taiwan politics.
Taiwan: Yahoo! auction
Recently Taiwan Yahoo! auction announced that all users will be charged 3% of transaction fees on most of the items. Eroach comments on whether such policy has violated the monopoly law in Taiwan(zh).
Taiwan: soya sauce factory
Michael Turton puts up an old article about his visit to a soya sauce factory in Central Taiwan. The vivid depiction tells a lot about the history of development and small business in Taiwan.
Taiwan: diplomatic relation
Taiwan lost diplomatic relation with Chad yesterday. Sun bin feels that “Taiwanese people should celebrate for losing such an unreliable friend”.
Taiwan: reporter is dog?
An experienced woman reporter writes in China time about her memory of a sexual harassment by the former President's security guard when she was reporting. She became the focus of the media after a few days and found herself being humilitated. “Every reporter wants to become a watchdog.” However, in...
Taiwan: media and independent music
Sounds and Fury has an angry post commenting on the mainstream media's attitude towards independent music during the recent 3 days annual independent music festival. The writer links the development of music industry with media reform (zh). “The issue at stake is not only whether or not they reports on...