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David Reid · November, 2008

I was formerly based in Taiwan where I blogged at David on Formosa. Now based in Australia.

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Latest posts by David Reid from November, 2008

China: Human rights in the spotlight

Taiwan bloggers shine a light on some important human rights issues in China. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato looks at the case of Wo Weihan who has been sentenced to death....

Thailand: Airport chaos and travel advisory

Surawut at Thai Blogs reports on the chaos at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Bangkok Pundit reports the Australian government has put out a new travel advisory.

Thailand: Australian in detention for lese majeste

New Mandala writes of the case of an Australian writer in detention for lese majeste. The case was also reported by ABC TV's 7:30 Report.

Taiwan: Arrest of former President Chen

The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato writes that the arrest of Taiwan's former President, Chen Shui-bian, is terrible timing.

Thailand: More lèse majesté charges

Bangkok Pundit reports Sulak Sivaraksa was arrested for lèse majesté. Thailand Crisis also writes of lèse majesté charges filed against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Taiwan: reports of protests in Taipei

Insightful and detailed accounts of the 6 November protests by the Far-Eastern Sweet Potato and Michella. The Bala Daily reports on a student protest at the Executive Yuan that was...

Taiwan: The Phantom of Police State is Back, Officially

The visit of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) Chair Chen Yunlin marks a historic moment in cross strait relations. Chen is the highest ranking official of the...

Thailand: Interview with opposition leader

Thai Blogs has a two part interview with Ajarn Nimit Somboonwit of the opposition group, PAD: Part 1 and Part 2. The interview provides some insight into the thinking and...

Taiwan: a look at rubbish

Shan Ding Lu has compiled a photo essay about rubbish in Taiwan. He looks at how rubbish is collected and often recycled.

Taiwan: Hunger strike for referendum law change

Claudia Jean writes about a hunger strike protest for amendment of the referendum law in Taiwan. Memories of Past Tense reports on the final night of the protest with photos.

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