Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from October, 2006
Hong Kong: “zero-charge” tours
The “zero-charge” tours scandal is a distinctive “free-meal” feature in Chinese capitalist society. It happens in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, targeting at Mainland China tourists. How does this “zero-charge” tours come into being? Chong interlocals.net gives some background on the issue: Incredibly low fees or “zero-charge” tours are strategies...
Taiwan: mobile coffee
Funck Chen at CCB.2.0 blogs about the cultural history of mobile coffee house. The first coffee car appeared in 1999, and now becomes a national landscape and the drivers of moible coffee house are usually the best tourists’ guides (zh).
Taiwan: Taipei Mayoral election
Michael Turton blogs about the coming Taipei Mayoral election, which reflects on the political effects of the anti-president campaign.
China: nokia ivory cell-phone
Insertia from Taiwan calls for a boycott on Nokia's cell-phone: I Can't believe it. When most countries in the world forbid ivory trade, Nokia sell ivroy mobil phone in China, Guangdong. Please let your frind know it: Boycutt Nokia Ivory Phone.
Taiwan: Teresa Shih's Open Letter to Her Father
Shih Ming-de is the leader in the anti president campaign in Taiwan, ESWN translates an open letter from his daughter on her expectation of her father.
Northeast Asia: Nuclear test
Sun bin blogs the google map on the North Korea Nuclear test and summarizes the test information. In South Korea, there were much discussions in the blogsphere (although I can only get access to English sources). Jodi observes her South Korean friends’ reactions the test: Not surprisingly, however, was the...
China: Fifty-three things you may not know
As if learning Chinese wasn't hard enough, did you know that all bloggers in China are security encryption experts? ‘An effective way to visit Wikipedia’ [zh]—which is blocked in China—from Bokee blogger KangKang: 现在，维基媒体提供了通过HTTPS协议安全上维基网站的方法。使用下面的连接： Wikimedia now offers a way to safely access Wiki websites via HTTPS. Use the following links:...
Taiwan: Global Voices in Chinese Podcasting
Swpave records a podcast featuring headlines and hot blogging topics for the last week gathered from HEMiDEMi(a social bookmarking service in Taiwan, just like a combination of del.icio.us and digg.com) along with 6 stories from Global Voices Online in Chinese for the last week. He says the making of this...
South Korea, Taiwan and China: Scandal in Beijing
The concert, Scandal in Beijing, by Korean pop star Kangta and Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu at the National People's congress hall last month has irritated some conservative netizen. According to Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole, the netizens were a bit upset at the government for allowing the artists to turn...
Taiwan: what does the red mean?
The colour of depose Bien campaign is red. So what does the meaning of red in Taiwan political context? Chen Kuan Hsing tries to read into the meaning. The Chinese original version is at inmediahk.net and a translated English version is at interlocals.net.