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· November, 2010

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from November, 2010

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China: Time for a new conversation about privacy invasion

  28 November 2010

With a broader and perhaps global view of more pervasive privacy issues, poet and professor Rui Shen asks: "Some people disagree with airport security measures that display people's bodies, feeling those to be an invasion of their privacy. Watching the debate on the news, though, I wonder: are these people confused or just stupid?"

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Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

  19 November 2010

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or “electronic socks”. The incident has stirred up a lot of emotions in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Reporting on Autumn Struggle 2010

  10 November 2010

The Annual Autumn Struggle(秋鬥) was held on 11/7 this year, more than 1000 people from various minority groups and social activists organizations-migrant workers, indigenous tribes, HIV+ patients, sex workers, environmentalists, and farmers deprived of their lands-joined the march together. CivilMedia's video report summarized demands from different groups[zht] while Coolloud's photo report captured...

Taiwan: Open data, open failure

  9 November 2010

Zonble demonstrates many failed examples of how Taiwanese government spend money on creating useless, difficult and empty “open data” websites of crime information[zht]. As an iPhone app developer, he also criticizes the government for over-emphasizing on soft and promotional apps like “flora expo guide”, but not apps for crime information...

Taiwan: Two election rallies in Taipei

  9 November 2010

Taiwanese will vote in elections in five major cities on 27 November. Frozen Garlic observes two campaign rallies. The first for Eric Chu (朱立倫), the KMT candidate for Mayor of Xinbei City. The second for Liang Wen-chieh (梁文傑), a DPP candidate for Taipei City Council.

Taiwan: Internet freedom faces threats

  4 November 2010

Two recent incidents raised concerns about the government's attempt to limit freedom of speech on the internet in Taiwan. One incident involved threats of a lawsuit against the producer of a parody of a campaign video for Taichung Mayor Jason Hu. In the other incident the Ministry of Education demanded a...

Taiwan: Protecting biodiversity

  2 November 2010

Michael Turton interviews Dr. Bruno Walther about biodiversity in Taiwan. Dr. Walther has co-produced a documentary called Crisis of Life to educate people about the importance of protecting biodiversity.

Taiwan: March for gay rights in Taipei

  1 November 2010

30,000 people marched through the centre of Taipei on Saturday 30 October in the annual LGBT Pride Parade. Baxter Ramblings writes about watching the parade for the first time. The event's organisers uploaded many photos to their flickr photostream.

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