Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from February, 2008
Taiwan: No City for Old Aborigines
The first Presidential debate powered by citizen media platform Peopo was held on Feb 24. Two candidates running for President answers 20 questions raised by citizens who use Youtube-like video clips to express their wishes and problems.
Taiwan: Land Right
A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group has an advocacy blog for recording their activities.
Taiwan: Hope Map Project
A month before the presidential election, a group of internet and new media activists launched a hope map project for visualizing common hopes for Taiwan future.
Taiwan: Polls on Hsieh-Ma Debate
Michael Turton comments on local reports and polls after the televised debate on budget plan between two presidential candidates: Frank Hsieh and Ma Ying-jeou.
China and Taiwan: Urban Noise Hierarchy
Laowiseass lists out his experience of urban noise hierarchy in Chinese society, both in China and Taiwan.
Taiwan: Photo Talks
A new website called veryXD is becoming very popular in Taiwan. Visitors are encourage to write caption for the photos and share with others.
Taiwan: Release Netizen!
The Hong Kong sexy photo gate effect has extended to Taiwan. Police has arrested a netizen who shared photos with others under local obscenity censorship law. Portnoy pointed out that the police has no power to define the nature of the photos, and Taiwanese has the right to enjoy pleasure....
China: Taiwan and Kosovo
Taiwan's Foreign Minister announced its recognition of Kosovo as an independent country, China Foreign Affair spoke person responded that Taiwan is not in position to give “recognition” to Kosovo. Bonnae from 1510.com pointed out that Kosovo's independence has put China into an embarrassing situation and Taiwan's attitude is also hitting...
Taiwan: Questions to Presidential Candidates
With the upcoming presidential election in Taiwan on March 22nd, televised debates will be held on February 24th and March 9th. Following the Youtube example in the United States, at the first debate, two presidential candidates will answer 20 video questions selected from Peopo website[zh]. Voters in Taiwan are welcomed to make their own 30-second...
Singapore: Taiwanese Mocking Singapore English
Xiong is unhappy with a Taiwanese TV show that mocks Singaporean English accent.
Portnoy Zheng: The blogger who inspired the world to talk together
While people around the world have been celebrating Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, we welcome the Year of the Rat with an interview with Taiwanese blogger and the inspiration behind the GVO Lingua project, Portnoy Zheng.
Taiwan: New Year Market
Michael Turton posts some photos of Taiwan New Year Market.
East Asia: Early Modern Periodization
Morgan Pitelka from frog in a well blogs about a symposium on “early modern” periodization in East Asia. There is an interesting debate about comparative history.