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· July, 2009

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from July, 2009

Taiwan: Racist cartoon causes controversy

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs published a booklet featuring two cartoon characters to inform the public about the proposed free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, commonly referred to as...

Taiwan: How Kaohsiung won the World Games

The World Games open in Kaohsiung today. Blogger Claudia Jean writes about how former Kaohsiung Mayor Frank Hsieh got the Games for Kaohsiung despite many obstacles.

Taiwan: Who Cares About Neihu Line? Not Ex-Mayor Ma

Neihu Line, the latest line that just joined Taipei MRT system and open to the public since July 1st is having malfuctioning troubles. While the current Mayor Hau is the...

China: Free Tibet Concert

ChinaGeeks translated parts of Wosers's blog post on Taiwan's free Tibert concert on 11th of July.

Taiwan: Call for Reduced Sentence of a Chinese Worker

TIWA starts a petition for reduced sentence of an injured Chinese worker Liu Hanghuang who stabbed to of his Taiwanese employers after he failed to commit suicide.

Taiwan: Bloggers comment on Xinjiang protests

Taiwan bloggers have responded to the massacre in Xinjiang with concern. Lao Ren Cha writes that her own experience of the people of Xinjiang is that they are unfairly portrayed...

Taiwan: Dell, Caught in the Web

On the late night of June 25, Dell, the brand that sells customized PCs, suddenly became the hottest word on Taiwan's Twitterverse, Plurksphere, and BBS, because all products listed on...

Taiwan: Is “adogah” a racist term?

Adogah (阿兜仔) is a Hoklo Taiwanese word used to refer to foreigners in Taiwan. Dan Bloom had an article in the Taipei Times discussing the use of the word. He...

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