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· April, 2007

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from April, 2007

Taiwan: Crazy for Matsu

(Photo is from Arkun's flicker photo album.) Just like what Backlight53 said: 這禮拜中台灣都在瘋一件事,那就是–大甲媽祖遶境。 this week, there is one thing people in central Taiwan are crazy for. That is Da-jia Matsu's...

Taiwan: Taiwan Refuses Olympic Torch

Michael Turton blogs about the refusal of Olympic Torch by Taiwan government, as local politicians regarded the route as “domestic”.

Taiwan: Youtube Censors anti WTO Protest Video

Blasts found out (zh) that Youtube has categorized an anti-WTO protest documentary as not suitable for viewers under 18: “This video may contain content that is inappropriate for some users,...

Japan: Update on the Kokaryo Case

Mutantfrog Travelogue has posted a detailed update on the Kokaryo Chinese students dormitory in Kyoto, the subject of a longtime battle between Taiwan/The Republic of China (ROC) and the People's...

Taiwan: Taiwan needs US-TW FTA?

Michael Turton translates part of the article from Taipei Times which argued that Taiwan needs an Free trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.

Malaysia: Taiwanese Girls

Cheeserland is visiting Taiwan with her friends and she can't stop admiring Taiwanese girls. “But really, I can’t help but admire Taiwanese girl’s fashion sense. They put on the right...

China: MeMedia Issue 4: Copyright Kills Creation, Life's Precious, Ching Ming Festival

This week comes the fourth issue from the newly-formed MeMedia roundup of all that's hot around the Chinese blogsphere including the upcoming Taiwan Bloggers BoF, copyright discussion in Hong Kong,...

Taiwan: DIY media activist workshop

Inertia from Heterotopias announced the DIY media activist workshop to be help in Taipei end of April [zh]. Details can be found here (en and zh Bilingual site): “There will...

Taiwan: Fabricated News

On March 28th, TVBS, the TV station which has been long mocked as “TV Bull Shit”, broadcast some footage that caught the public's eyeballs. The footage, which showed gangster Chou...

Taiwan: Mainstream media distortion

Ilya blogs about the distortion by the mainstream media, especially from T.V channels on the recent Losheng parada. Michael Turton also posted photos of a demonstration in April 14 protesting...

Taiwan: Presentation on English Bloggers in Taiwan

Michael Turton posted his presentation on Taiwan English Bloggers of the Taipei Blogging Conference.

Taiwan: Transport what to where?

In the essay on outdoor recreation, ‘Conservation Esthetic,’ Professor Leopold wrote, ‘Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the...

Hong Kong and Taiwan: Cross Border Citizen Reporting

Citizen reporters from Hong Kong have spontaneously organized a trip to Taiwan to report on Losheng preservation campaign. Lee Chung-nei carried with her a very simple question: why do these...

Taiwan: Independent reporter threaten by police

Ms. Chui-Yung Chang (張翠容), an independent reporter from Hong Kong, was threaten by Taiwan local police when she spoke for the public in a demonstration. The administration claimed that foreigners...

Taiwan: Bloggers’ Further Action on Saving Losheng Sanatorium

As mentioned in the previous post, discussions and actions on saving Lo-Sheng Sanatorium have widely spread in Taiwan blogosphere. Now the whole event has also attracted attention from mainstream media,...

Taiwan: bloggers joined a demonstration for saving Lo-sheng

Several bloggers joined a demonstration held on April 15 for saving the Lo-sheng sanatorium. They took an interesting flag inspired from a featured Gundam-like lantern called “Gundam is protecting the...

Taiwan: Bloggers Festival

Taiwan Bloggers BoF, the biggest blogger festival in Taiwan is about to take place on April 14, 2007. BoF was first held in 2005, and named for “Birds of a...

China: Memedia Issue 3: New century for grassroots media

Another benchmark for the vibrant Chinese blogsphere, key bloggers and big names have come together to form Memedia, home to a collectively-written weekly roundup of the biggest stories from the...

Taiwan: Losheng Walker

Inspired from the discussion on HEMiDEMi, macdog created a service called “Losheng Walker” (corresponding to “Taipei Walker“, a magazine which focuses on food and fun in Taipei), using the API...

Hong Kong: copyright and creativity

Rebecca has written up a detailed report on the copyright and creativity symposium. As she has pointed out, Hong Kong has lagged behind in web innovation. Jacky carried on the...

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