· March, 2007

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from March, 2007

Taiwan: Embarrassed Blogger Association

  19 March 2007

Chiao ching translated the mission statement of embarrassed blogger association: This Association aims to provide a space for bloggers in the Internet world, who are unable to Self-Taglize, and then confused and Orzistic(?), to support and help each other.

Taiwan: 200 bloggers joint action

  16 March 2007

The Save Lo Sheng Sanatorium campaign has developed into 200 bloggers joint action. In less than 18 hours, the bloggers got 150,000(TWD) for posting an ad in apple daily news to express their anger towards the state violence and the mainstream media's lack of coverage on the issue. The action...

Japan: Where are the Japanese comfort women?

  15 March 2007

Ampontan translates a post written by Kiyotani in response to the recent debate about Abe's claim that there was “no evidence” that the recruitment of “comfort women” had been “forcible in the narrow sense of the word”.: I really wonder why no one is talking about the Japanese comfort women....

Taiwan: The future of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

  15 March 2007

On March 2, 2007, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, decided to change the name of ‘Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall‘ to ‘Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall’ and to remove the enclosing walls to make the area around the memorial hall a more open public space. To keep the integrity of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall,...

Taiwan: bloggers act on saving Lo-Sheng Sanatorium

  11 March 2007

Losheng Sanatorium is a hospital for lepers which is located in the suburbs of Taipei. Since 1930s, this hospital is the only public sanatorium for Hansen's disease (leprosy) patients in Taiwan. In 2001, due to the construction of Taipei mass rapid transportation, the authorities planned to transform Losheng to a...

China: People's Conferences

  10 March 2007

If you've been following the glorious progress being made in this year's rounds of the parliamentary-ish National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, where members of China's government and military from across the country meet in the highest halls of power, make proposals and decide the future...

Taiwan: Kevin Lin completed across Sahara

After 111 days, Kevin Lin from Taiwan completed the ultra-marathon across Sahara desert, the largest desert in the world, on 2/20/2007 with other two runners. This ultra-marathon was first proposed by Charlie Engle, who went to Matt Damon's production company (LivePlanet) to persuade them to film a documentary for it....

Taiwan: Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of 2-28 Massacre in Taiwan

  2 March 2007

On February 27, 1947, after Chinese army came to Taiwan, under Chiang Kai-Shek’s KuoMinTang (KMT) regime, a tragic incident happened, people were killed by the government officials. The next day, on 2/28, in Taipei, when a group of unarmed demostrators gathered and asked for justice, they were killed or wounded...