David Reid · October, 2008

Latest posts by David Reid from October, 2008

Taiwan: Huge crowd at 1025 protest

  27 October 2008

Several media outlets reported that 600,000 people attended the 1025 Safeguard Taiwan protest on Saturday in Taipei. A-gu live blogged on the protest tracking the news reports of several TV channels. Travels around Taiwan had a post featuring photos of some of the signs at the protest. Memories of Past...

Taiwan: Protests against ARATS Vice-Chairman

  22 October 2008

Zhang Mingqing, vice chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), encountered protests as he visited Tainan for an academic conference. Michael Turton analyses media coverage of the protests. Fili also looks at what happened.

Taiwan: Xinhua reporters and intelligence gathering

  17 October 2008

The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato writes about the resumption of the posting of Xinhua News Agency and People’s Daily correspondents in Taiwan. He argues that this will add to Beijing's intelligence gathering capacity in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Government Interferes with Media

  10 October 2008

Michael Turton looks at how the KMT government is attempting to control content at the public media institutions (PTS, RTI and CNA). He follows up with details of the response from the International Federation of Journalists. Claudia Jean gives examples of more broader attacks by the KMT on freedom of...