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Pipper Lee

Ming-Hsien Lee was born, raised, and educated in Taiwan.

In 2004, he began blogging in order to note down his feeling in his life.

His interests soon reached out to media observsations, as well as the events in Taiwan blogosphere.

In 2006 he joined GV Chinese Project, working on the translation of the articles on GVO.

He is currently acting as the coordinator in GV Chinese Project.

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Latest posts by Pipper Lee

Taiwan Blogger of a feather flock together

  2 August 2008

Annual Taiwan blogger BoF [zh] (named from “Birds of a feather”) is going to be held on Aug. 3rd in Taipei. Hundreds to thousands of Taiwan bloggers will enjoy the whole-day sessions from online to off-line, and from 00:00 to 24:00. Portnoy will introduce Rising Voice Project in one of...

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Taiwan: Voices after Presidential Election

  31 March 2008

March 22 is Taiwan's presidential election held once every four years. The victory is belonging to KMT's Ma Ying-jeou, who got 60 percent of votes and 2 million votes than the other candidate, Frank Hsieh from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). KMT lost the political power since DPP became the ruling party eight years ago. Now they are back and complete the second-round trasition of political power. After the election, in addition to the election result reported by Taiwan and international press, bloggers in Taiwan have many comments on democracy development, hot and criticism for two parties, and relationship between Taiwan and China.

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Taiwan: 《Voyage 15840》– the photo book powered by migrant worker

  21 June 2007

Voyage, means a period of trip to anywhere. 15840, it is the minimum wage for workers in Taiwan. However, for migrant workers in Taiwan, it means the “maximum”. By naming Voyage 15840, TIWA (Taiwan International Workers’ Association) gathered all the photo works from 19 migrant workers in Taiwan. They published...

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Taiwan: Fabricated News

  18 April 2007

On March 28th, TVBS, the TV station which has been long mocked as “TV Bull Shit”, broadcast some footage that caught the public's eyeballs. The footage, which showed gangster Chou Cheng-pao threatening his former gangster boss with guns, was later broadcast by other cable TV news channels. However, not until...

Taiwan: Independent reporter threaten by police

  16 April 2007

Ms. Chui-Yung Chang (張翠容), an independent reporter from Hong Kong, was threaten by Taiwan local police when she spoke for the public in a demonstration. The administration claimed that foreigners can only perform the task listed on the application, or they will be deported. More details can be reached via...

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Taiwan: Bloggers’ Further Action on Saving Losheng Sanatorium

  15 April 2007

As mentioned in the previous post, discussions and actions on saving Lo-Sheng Sanatorium have widely spread in Taiwan blogosphere. Now the whole event has also attracted attention from mainstream media, the public, and politicians. Bloggers’ actions: In addition to discussions and collaboration over their blogs, several bloggers decided to take...

Taiwan: Bloggers Festival

  10 April 2007

Taiwan Bloggers BoF, the biggest blogger festival in Taiwan is about to take place on April 14, 2007. BoF was first held in 2005, and named for “Birds of a feather”. In 2006, hundreds of bloggers participated in the 2nd BoF, in which a talk was given by Rebecca MacKinnon,...

Taiwan: Losheng Walker

  4 April 2007

Inspired from the discussion on HEMiDEMi, macdog created a service called “Losheng Walker” (corresponding to “Taipei Walker“, a magazine which focuses on food and fun in Taipei), using the API provided by UrMap. This service allows users recommending featured food, drink, and snacks near the Lo-sheng sanatorium. The idea is...

Taiwan: bloggers act on saving Lo-Sheng Sanatorium

  11 March 2007

Losheng Sanatorium is a hospital for lepers which is located in the suburbs of Taipei. Since 1930s, this hospital is the only public sanatorium for Hansen's disease (leprosy) patients in Taiwan. In 2001, due to the construction of Taipei mass rapid transportation, the authorities planned to transform Losheng to a...

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