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· March, 2008

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from March, 2008

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Taiwan: Voices after Presidential Election

  31 March 2008

March 22 is Taiwan's presidential election held once every four years. The victory is belonging to KMT's Ma Ying-jeou, who got 60 percent of votes and 2 million votes than the other candidate, Frank Hsieh from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). KMT lost the political power since DPP became the ruling party eight years ago. Now they are back and complete the second-round trasition of political power. After the election, in addition to the election result reported by Taiwan and international press, bloggers in Taiwan have many comments on democracy development, hot and criticism for two parties, and relationship between Taiwan and China.

Taiwan: Counter Culture

  31 March 2008

Blog worker wrote a letter to gutsy youths who vote to use counter culture spirit for changes in Taiwan [zh].

Taiwan: English Bloggers on Presidential Election

  26 March 2008

David on Formosa collected English bloggers’ thoughts on Taiwan's Presidential Election that just finished on March 22. “Frank Hsieh has announced that he will resign as DPP chairman. Expect some major personnel changes in the DPP in the next few months. The next key things to watch for are whether...

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Taiwan: Religious buildings–a way to explore how cultures mix

  26 March 2008

The popular image of multi-culturalism as a mosaic, a salad bowl in which different cultures mix but keep their integrity, is misleading. Cultures are more like soups, flavored with many ingredients, some identifiable. –From the book ‘Cultures and societies in a changing world,’ written by Wendy Griswold. Taiwan has a...

Taiwan: Support for Tibet

  25 March 2008

For Tibetan independence movement, most Taiwanese support and sympathize Tibetans, and many people changed their twitter profile figure to the flag of Tibet which represents Tibetan independence movement. ‘Free Tibet’ (Photo courtesy of skydaughter.) Many artists, writers, musicians, and social movement participants held ‘Bringing love to Tibet’ to pray for...

Taiwan: Racial Commercials Everywhere

  25 March 2008

On Taiwan's TV screens there is a commercial about drawing lots of cars. In this commercial, a woman with south-east Asia look is driving a car, and the subtitle says:”How can she own a car?” Is this a question? How cannot a south-east Asia woman own a car in Taiwan?...

Taiwan: Calling for Reflection

  24 March 2008

DPP candidate Frank Hsieh lost 2.21 million votes to KMT candidate Ma Ying-jeou in the Taiwan in the weekend presidential election; SpinalCord voted for Ma because the blogger found DPP had failed his expectation in the past 8 years. He hope DPP can reflect upon its failure and become a...

Taiwan: Discussions about NCC draft law

  20 March 2008

The National Communications Commission (NCC) in Taiwan held its second hearing on Sept. 20th, 2007, to discuss the second draft of a new communication law. This new law will integrate the three communication laws — the Satellite and Broadcasting Law, Cable Radio and the Television Law, and Broadcasting and Television...

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Japan: Support for Tibet

  17 March 2008

As fires rage on in the streets of Lhasa, bloggers in another part of the world have been anxiously following developments in Tibet with open eyes and open ears. Over the weekend, as mainstream media in Japan presented what many criticized as toned-down coverage of ongoing events in Lhasa, the word "Tibet" climbed to number one on Japanese blog search engines with thousands of entries largely in support of the uprising.

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Taiwan: Go Taiwan Baseball Team, Toward Beijing Olympic Games!

  14 March 2008

Mach 7, 2008 is a special day for Taiwan. It's not for the coming presidential election, but for 2008 IBAF Final Olympic Qualification Tournament(zh) The tournament is being played in Mid-Taiwan! While soccer is the national sports of most countries in the world, baseball is the pride of Taiwan. Once...

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China: Twittering Taiwan's presidential election

  13 March 2008

Venture capitalist and IT guru Isaac Mao had a successful hand in election-blogging this week: on the day prior to a presidential debate in Taiwan, he posed six open questions via Twitter to his Taiwanese readers, then started collecting responses from those who twitted back.

Taiwan: Hunter Action

  10 March 2008

Peopo.org puts up a video on the weekend music concert organized by indigenous groups in Taiwan. The ethnic minorities are claiming their land right [zh].

China: We need a consistent and pro-trade US president

  8 March 2008

In response to the news of American presidential candidate Barack Obama's stance on NAFTA, but prior to this week's round of presidential primaries, political blogger Michael Anti wrote a few words on his dusty MSN blog on what a President Obama would mean for China in 'Meet Obama's America of (undpredictable) change'

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