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David Reid · September, 2009

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 September, 2009

Taiwan: Kaohsiung set to screen film amidst controversy

  21 September 2009

The Kaohsiung Film Festival came under pressure from China over its decision to screen The Ten Conditions of Love, a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer. As a result the Kaohsiung City Government decided to screen the documentary in advance of the film festival. Echo Taiwan criticises the Kaohsiung...

Thailand: Amnesty criticised on lese majeste issue

  7 September 2009

The issue of lese majeste is again in the news following the 18 year prison sentence given to Daranee Chanchoengsilpakul. International human rights groups including Amnesty International have come under criticism for their failure to take sufficient action in lese majeste cases. Political Prisoners in Thailand says that Amnesty should...

Taiwan: Deaflympics open in Taipei

  7 September 2009

The Deaflympics began with the opening ceremony in Taipei on Saturday night and the sporting events began on Sunday. Bartek reports on a volleyball match. Brian Webb reports on the friendly vibe at the main stadium.

Japan and Taiwan: Comparing the LDP and KMT

  1 September 2009

The election in Japan over the weekend brought an end to more than 50 years of almost continuous rule by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). The KMT also continuously held power in Taiwan for a similar period of time. Sponge Bear makes some comparisons between the LDP in Japan and...

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