Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from July, 2010
Green architect, book author, and blogger Alin(阿羚) introduces how to build a home for bats and decrease the rampant trouble of mosquitoes in Taiwan[zht] because each bat can feed on at least 1000 mosquitoes and bugs a day.
Tetralet complains about his recent experience with Microsoft [zht] about how the software giant emailed and called to threaten that if Tetralet does not welcome Microsoft to “help his company on software property management“, Microsoft would report to superiors and “what's going to happen is not predicable“.
Pomelo(鉑鎂鑼) criticizes the vacuum promises(zht) made by Taipei mayor Hau Lung-pin who promises to build one Manhattan in Shezi region, yet another Manhattan in the basin of Danshui river before the coming election.
Karen Yu announces on okogreen blog that the “2010 Food and People Film Festival”(zht)-co-hosted by fair-trade coffee shops and environmental NGOs-will be showing 4 documentaries on each friday through out September. The 4 documentaries are We Feed The World, Sustainable Table, Bullshit, and Black Gold.
On July 18th, Taiwanese farmers transformed the Presidential Office into rice fields, not for creating a city garden, but for a protest to the Land Expropriation Act.
After 12 employees’ jump of buildings and one more jump in Chimei Innolux Corporation-a subsidiary company of Foxconn-on July 20, Chairman Terry (Tai-Ming) Gou was criticized by Taiwanese scholars as “the shame of Taiwan”, so he threatens to halt all investment in Taiwan. Blogger and book writer Kue-hsien Liao argues that...
The second TEDxTaipei installment: TEDxTaipei 2010 will be on July 24th and 25th with 27 speakers from local and from abroad, from musicians to scientists. The whole event will be live-streaming here.
After almost one year since typhoon Morokot, Tsengwen Reservoir is still seriously blocked by driftwood and silt. Citizen journalist Sadapeopo documented the situation in a video report, interviewed the boss of local yacht-tour company and several travelers when visiting the dam, and gave his own observation(zht). “Two-thirds of the wood...
Peter Zarrow, a historian at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), explains why he signed the joint letter supporting Wang Hui at China beat. Meanwhile, the mass mail calling for the joint signature has been leaked (see the comment section of the previous article).
Allison on iPPOST talks about the rooted discrimination (zht) from the example of Taiwanese publisher's business decision to use a white skin and golden hair girl's picture on the cover of Nojoud Ali's book in Chinese, while all the other editions around the world use Nojoud Ali‘s real photo. “WTF? ?...
There were fights in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan yesterday over the procedure for reviewing ECFA, a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. Brennpunkt Taipeh has some comments from Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the chairperson of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, about some of the reasons for the opposition party's tactics.
Yushan (玉山) or Jade Mountain is the highest mountain in Taiwan at 3,952 metres. Neil Wade and Stu Dawson have great photos and description of climbing to the peak.
The Daily Bubble Tea has some photos of Formosan Rock Macaques in Changhua County. The macaques are endemic to Taiwan and can often be seen in forest areas.
Tai compares the website of the White House and the new version of the Taiwanese Presidential Office website that costs 7,000,000 TWD (217060 USD) to rebuild(zht). Although most criticism online are about the rationality of the cost and the stupid “mobile version“(amended after criticism), Tai points out the major problem...