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· March, 2011

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from March, 2011

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Taiwan: Nuclear Waste on Orchid Island

  31 March 2011

In 1974, the Taiwan Atomic Energy Council decided to store nuclear waste on Taiwan's Orchid Island, where the indigenous Tao people have lived for generations. More than twenty years have passed, the radioactive waste barrels have eroded with rust and it seems that no one is ready to take care of the problem.

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Taiwan: Anti-Nuclear Protesters’ Lonely Quest

  29 March 2011

A fourth nuclear power plant is currently under construction in Taiwan, in Gongliao town, just 40 km away from the capital Taipei. In 1988, eight years after the Taiwan Power Company first decided to build the plant, locals in Gongliao held the first meeting of what became their anti-nuclear organization. In...

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Taiwan: Call for Energy Policy Review

  24 March 2011

The ongoing Fukushima nuclear power plant incident in Japan has alerted people in Taiwan about the safety of nuclear power plants in their own country. In order to transform current concern into long term government policy, many netizens are demanding the Taiwanese government conduct a comprehensive review on the country's energy and industrial policy.

Taiwan: Curating Japan Disaster Situation

  18 March 2011

The Association of Digital Culture, Taiwan(ADCT) starts to curate and translate latest information from Japanese and English into Chinese[zht] in order to provide worried Taiwanese netizens a trustworthy source of information upon the media turbulence. They have done the same effort in 2009 when Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan.  (Disclosure: I...

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Taiwan: Country's Nuclear Power Plants Are High Risk

  16 March 2011

The nuclear power plants in Taiwan are not immune to the force that damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The panic escalates when the fourth nuclear power plant was ordered to be rush into operation in 2011.

Taiwan: Reflection on Japan Earthquake

  12 March 2011

When the 5th strongest earthquake ever recorded hit Japan yesterday, Taiwanese were also shocked. Taiwan and Japan share a lot of geological similarity and both countries are very vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquake and typhoon.

Taiwan: How to Get Your Facebook Back

  9 March 2011

Recently, Facebook suspended or closed many Taiwanese users’ profiles or pages, including some celebrities’, due to claimed misuse or using pseudo/nicknames. Billy Pan explains his experience in 2009 and how he got his account back.

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Taiwan: Social Media Makes Indigenous Voices Loud and Clear

  9 March 2011

Stories about the Taiwanese indigenous population's struggle for identity, sustainability and dignity are missing from the country's public sphere, as a result of relative social and political domination by the majority Han Chinese population. Now, thanks to social media, indigenous youth are making their voices heard and reconnecting with their traditions.

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