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· August, 2010

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from August, 2010

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

  30 August 2010

Meow Asks Taipei(妙問台北) constantly shares her experiences[zht] of learning and practicing Wing Chun(詠春), a martial art originated from southern China, with detailed human figures and graphs drawn by herself.

Is Taiwan Whitewashing Sino-Tibetan History?

  27 August 2010

Angry Chinese Blogger explains the recent controversy regarding an exhibition in the Taipei's National Palace Museum on “Tibet: Treasures From the Roof of the World”. The exhibition was hailed as a sign of improving Sino-Taiwanese ties with the accusations that the photos were being used to promote a sanitized version...

Taiwan: Call for legal community to speak out

  26 August 2010

Lawyer and environmentalist Robin Winkler discusses how Taiwan’s government is gradually eroding  the separation of powers and the rule of law. He calls on those in the legal profession to speak out against this.

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Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

  25 August 2010

Does Dr. Sun Yat-sen deserve the title of “the Founding Father of Republic of China (R.O.C)”? Is he really a flawless idealistic political leader and the hero behind the revolution that overthrew Qing Dynasty? The myth around Dr. Sun has been under scrutiny in Taiwan where people largely do not identify themselves as “Chinese” anymore.

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Taiwan: Let’s go poking around under the rock of ECFA

  24 August 2010

The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China was signed. The process seems smooth and efficient at the surface, but the story is not simple. Many Taiwanese have poked around under the rock of ECFA and ask their government why.

Taiwan: Anniversary of Typhoon Morakot

  13 August 2010

Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan in August 2009. Paul Katz looks at Xiaolin Village (小林村) one year after the disaster. The focus of the people is now on rebuilding their village.

Taiwan: Dear Premier Wu, Please Stop Calling People “Idiot”

  11 August 2010

Enable talks about the recent case[zht] of Premier Wu Den Yih, who was sued by pro-independence group for publicly claiming that “only idiots would support Taiwan independence“. By citing the case of U.S. President Obama, the blog post criticizes Taiwanese politicians, entertainers and TV series for their usual usage of insulting...

Taiwan: Indigenous people protest against forced eviction

  8 August 2010

In the video report created by Civilmedia[zht], more than 600 Taiwan indigenous people from different tribes and supporters gathered in front of the Presidential Office and criticize the forced eviction, ignorance on tribal integrity, and vacuum promises from government after Typhoon Morakot that hit southern Taiwan one year ago.

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China: Visa tales

  8 August 2010

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in step? Well-heeled journalist Chen Zikun shares his experiences, see if or how any of them compare to yours.

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