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· March, 2009

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from March, 2009

Taiwan: Buddhist master creates controversy

Buddhist Master Hsing Yun created controversy at an international Buddhist conference when he claimed, “There are no Taiwanese in Taiwan and Taiwanese are all Chinese.” Taiwan blogs The View from...

Taiwan: Our land and the Statute of Rural Renewal

The scenery of Taiwan's countryside as simple and stunningly beautiful as depicted by the above popular lullaby will soon be vanished. Small rivers will be replaced by sewage pipes, hills...

Taiwan: Human flesh search engine

The phenomenon of human flesh search engines began in China. Hanjie looks at two cases when they were used in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Photos capture daily life

Photo essays by Michael Turton and Shan Ding Lu capture scenes of typical Taiwanese life.

Taiwan: Diplomatic Officer's Blogposts Ignite Ethnic Controversy

Bloggers and netizens in Taiwan found that Kuo Kuan-ying, an information officer in the Taiwan diplomatic service in Toronto, who blogs under his pen name Fan Lan-chin, publishes insulting posts...

Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans

Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are...

Taiwan: Defense review in the news

Michael Turton analyses some news related to Taiwan's latest defense review.

Taiwan: Easilly unfollow your twitter friends

Programmer, blogger, and musician Tzangms(小海) released his latest web tool that lets you unfollow your twtter friends quickly and easilly. “Because twitter was super slow during that time, so I...

Taiwan: Best Job in the World

Taiwanese girl Clare wants to take the “Best Job” in the world and she is almost there. Job description: managing a beautiful island of Australia and blog about how you...

New Citizen Media Projects Foster Rising Voices in Ivory Coast, Liberia, China, Mongolia, and Yemen

Of the 270 project proposals we received from activists, bloggers, and NGO's all wanting to use citizen media tools to bring new communities - long ignored by both traditional and...

Taiwan: Women still seeking labor rights

On International Women's Day Letters from Taiwan notes the gap between government rhetoric and actual practice on women's rights.

14 People who shaped Taiwan's Internet

Mr. Friday picked up 14 names who he think are among the most influencial in Taiwan's Internet history.(zh)

Japan and Taiwan: Gay politics

Roy Berman from Mutantfrog Travelogue notices the different between gay politics in Japan and Taiwan.

Taiwan environmentalists clash with police over old camphor tree

David reported that a Green Party candidate, Calvin Wen (溫炳原), spent 26 hours in a camphor tree on the site of the Old Songshan Tobacco Factory (松山菸廠) in Taipei to...

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