Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from June, 2007
(photo courtesy of judie) Fifth Day Festival is another name for the Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival because it is May fifth in the lunar calendar (June 19th this year). There are different ways to interpret the festival's cultural events we hold. The ‘traditional’ interpretation is to commemorate a...
Voyage, means a period of trip to anywhere. 15840, it is the minimum wage for workers in Taiwan. However, for migrant workers in Taiwan, it means the “maximum”. By naming Voyage 15840, TIWA (Taiwan International Workers’ Association) gathered all the photo works from 19 migrant workers in Taiwan. They published...
After 60 years of diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the Costa Rican government broke this relationship to begin a new one with China. Some bloggers see this as a positive commercial step for the country, while others think that Costa Rica prides itself on being a defender of human rights and freedom of speech and that this should not be compromised in exchange for access to markets.
Chong from interlocals translated an article from Yazhou Zhoukan about the background of the notorious Taiwanese tycoon operating behind the Xiamen PX project. Earlier in June, Xiamen citizens demonstrated against the construction of the chemical factory campus.
Michael Turton blogs some great photos of Matsu Temple in Daija, with some background about the significance of Matsu culture.
Food, whether it be descriptions of a favourite nosh (snack) or something you'd really prefer to never pass by your palette again, places to consume or acquire particular food items, preparations of said items, and what was occurring while food was being eaten, prepared, or just thought about provide frequent food for blogging content within the Israeli blogosphere, writes Yaeli.
Michael Turton blogs about the outraging carbon dioxide emissions problem in Taiwan.