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· August, 2010

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from August, 2010

Taiwan: 250000 Facebook users against inadequate court sentence

More than 250 thousand facebook users join together to condemn the recent court sentence that put a rapist in jail for only 3 years and 2 months, much shorter then...

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

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.

Taiwan: Tell the difference between Yukata and Kimono

Famous comic blogger and Japanese culture observer JaeJae teaches us how to tell the difference[zht] between Yukata and Kimono, the two similar Japanese traditional garments.

Is Taiwan Whitewashing Sino-Tibetan History?

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...

Taiwan: Call for legal community to speak out

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...

Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

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...

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

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...

Taiwan: Political Ad based on Hong Kong

The Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party runs an anti-ECFA ad by painting a negative picture of Hong Kong society. ESWN has the transcript translated.

Taiwan: Anniversary of Typhoon Morakot

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”

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...

Taiwan: Indigenous people protest against forced eviction

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,...

China: Visa tales

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...

Taiwan: The market for medical tourism

Michael Turton looks at the development of medical tourism in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Slogans to Encourage Childbirth

Micheal Turton translated some slogans, selected by the Ministry of the Interior, to encourage Taiwanese to have kids.

Taiwan: KMT undermines media independence

The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato details how media organisations in Taiwan have increasingly been manipulated by the KMT since 2008.

Taiwan: Dolphin surviving after entanglement

The Taiwan pink dolphin known as TW-36 was entangled in a rope in September 2008. Save the Taiwan Humpback Dolphins reports the dolphin has recently been sighted again and is...

Taiwan: Problems for bicycle commuters

OzSoapBox gives seven reasons why bicycle commuting doesn't work in Taiwan.

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