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· February, 2009

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from February, 2009

Taiwan: CECA, economic elixir or poison?

  26 February 2009

CECA? Neither a new game console from Japan nor another evil science project that is going to bring this world to an end? But according to the Government, CECA is coming to save Taiwan's economy from drowning in global financial crisis and the greatest recession in 50 years. However, most people still have no idea what CECA is, and like all the other issues, it is quickly politicized as a new media battle ground set for the continuous fight between KMT, the ruling party, and DPP, the major opposition party. Bloggers again try to ask key questions and explain the issues deeper on their own.

Taiwan: Google Map back to 1944

  26 February 2009

Kaishao introduces (zh) a new google map mashup presented by Center for Geographic Information Science, Academia Sinica. The map combines Google Map with the maps of several counties of Taiwan illustrated by U.S. Millitary information agency back in 1944.

Taiwan: The cost of investment

  23 February 2009

There has been a huge amount of Taiwanese investment in China over the past two decades. Michael Turton discusses the human cost of that investment.

Taiwan: Sovereignty on trial

  16 February 2009

A recent case heard in the US Court of Appeals is based on the claim the US is the legal occupying power of Taiwan. Michael Turton dismissed the case as “a crank lawsuit”. Taiwan Echo believes the case is important. Also on the topic of sovereignty, Talk Taiwan discusses a...

Taiwan: First Twestival Announced

  6 February 2009

Following other “twestivals” or twitter festivals around the world, Taiwan's first twestival will be held on Feb 12 at Mayor Salon, Taipei. (zh), according to bnext.

Taiwan: Hiking in the mountains

  3 February 2009

Taiwan is little known internationally as a hiking destination but there is no lack of mountain trails. Shan Ding Lu hikes to the 3,000 metre plus peak of North Dawu Mountain. Taiwan Teacher goes rockclimbing near Taichung. Chris hikes some different trails over the holidays.

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