Hi, I am Portnoy Zheng, a Taiwanese. Right now my larger part of attention is on building a new Chinese science media “PanSci.tw”. Besides that, I am also the project manager of “Nomad Green“, which is a Mongolian citizen media that focus on environmental issues in Mongolia. In GV, I am a humble contributor and the editor of Global Voices in Chinese. Contact me if you have any question about Project Lingua, GV Chinese, Nomad Green in Mongolia, Taiwan(of course) or other interesting ideas(highly welcome!)
Check my personal blog in Traditional Chinese and my rarely-updated English blog here. Or maybe you want to follow my twitter here, plurk here.
Latest posts by Portnoy Zheng from December, 2008
The Death of Ai Iijima, the End of an Era
For many men in Taiwan, this Christmas Eve was a day of regret and disappointment. It is not because that at this eve some of us would need to spend a significant amount money to please our lovers--thanks to the endless bombing from merchants and commercials. And neither it is because that others would be upset due to lack of lovers for the holiday--yes, for most people, Christmas in Taiwan is more like Valentine's Day--perhaps the forth or the fifth one. It is that in the era of closure on any discussion of sex issues, an ex-AV porno Japanese actress who accompanied us during much of our private time, and later successfully transformed into an entertainer in show business, was found dead in the afternoon at her house in Shibuya, Tokyo: her name is Ai Iijima.
Taiwan: Charter 08 and Taiwan
David on Formosa commented on Charter 08 along with quotes from Taiwan News and Financial Times. At the end he said: “In realising the dream of a free China lessons can certainly be learnt from Taiwan. A key lesson is the importance of transitional justice. If China can transform itself...
Taiwan: Winners of Citizen Journalism Award
Peopo, a unique and successful citizen media project presented by Taiwan's Public Television Service(PTS), just announced the second Citizen Journalism Award winners. The five video reports are about the disaster caused by typhoon, the management of stray animals, taxi drivers’ voices and lives, hoboes’ heath problems, and an old lady...
Welcome, Global Voices in Serbian
Today, I am honored to announce that Global Voices in Serbian has officially launched, alongside our many other proud Lingua websites. The key initiator of Global Voices in Serbian is Sinisa Boljanovic who is also a Global Voices author.
When you've been in Taiwan too long
SpinalCord shared an absolutely hilarious but also down to earth article exemplifying the most possible outcome in 261 items if a foreigner stays in Taiwan for too long…
Taiwan: Support for Greece Student/Anarchist Movement
Em, a devoted Taiwanese female anarchist and civil media journalist expresses her support for Greece students. She remarks that Greece students are the most active and influential among global anarchists(zh).
Taiwan: President out of mind?
Social activist Wobblies says on his twitter(zh): “Knowing that Ma refused Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan, I began to think that my father's friend is correct. He said that this President is either a body double, or is just kidnapped by someone. Or whatelse can there be such an idiot...
Taiwan: Newspaper for the Immigrants
Bao Bon Phuong, a unique immigrant-focussing Vietnamese newspaper celebrates its second year from its first issue in Dec. 2006. On its blog(zh), the editor 張正 Zhang Zheng writes : “Everyday, the editorial team receives dozens of letters written in Vietnamese. Each letter contains different state of mind: to thank somebody,...
Taiwan: HIV+ Bloggers’ Love for Life
For most of the bloggers in Taiwan and around the globe, Dec 1st is World AIDS Day, but for HIV+ bloggers everywhere, everyday is AIDS day. Two days ago I yelled on my personal twitter: "Does anyone know any HIV Positive bloggers?" I soon received a reply.