Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from June, 2009
Andrew from Feast Meets West interviewed Rose Huang, the most-followed twitterer in Taiwan, in his radio show on RTI.
Burning of Plague God Boat is a local religious ritual in many parts of Taiwan. Instead of showing you a grand event, photo blogger, YangPhoto, takes us to one of the smallest ritual in Da Jiou, a small fishing village in Pingdong.
The Taiwan Link looks at China's Anti-ship Ballistic Missiles and the threat they pose to Taiwan. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato looks at the missiles and China's second-generation nuclear-powered submarines. Both consider that the weapons systems pose threats to targets beyond Taiwan.
An exchange between Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴),the DPP's director of international affairs, and Wu Shumin (武樹民), the Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka, at a meeting in Fukuoka, Japan highlighted the tensions that exist between Taiwan and China. Bi-Khim described the incident on her blog (zh). The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato says that the...
Scott Sommers writes about why he chose the Ph.D. program at National Taiwan Normal University. The article makes some interesting comparisons between graduate programs in the East and West.
That's Impossible! analyses a 2005 report by a Chinese researcher. He suggests that the report contains clues about what a possible peace agreement between China and Taiwan might contain.
Jialuo Lake is at 2,300 metres altitude in the mountains of Northern Taiwan. Stu Dawson and Neil Wade blogged about hiking to the lake with many photos revealing the beauty of the area.
Michael Turton translated an article from the Liberty Times (自由時報) about a restaurant in Kaohsiung that refuses to serve “Chinese and Taiwanese Traitors”. The article attracted many comments from people who reacted with a mix of support and disagreement.