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 July, 2010
Taiwan: Build a home for bats
Green architect, book author, and blogger Alin(阿羚) introduces how to build a home for bats and decrease the rampant trouble of mosquitoes in Taiwan[zht] because each bat can feed on at least 1000 mosquitoes and bugs a day.
Taiwan: Threatened by Microsoft
Tetralet complains about his recent experience with Microsoft [zht] about how the software giant emailed and called to threaten that if Tetralet does not welcome Microsoft to “help his company on software property management“, Microsoft would report to superiors and “what's going to happen is not predicable“.
Taiwan: Manhattan”s” in Taipei
Pomelo(鉑鎂鑼) criticizes the vacuum promises(zht) made by Taipei mayor Hau Lung-pin who promises to build one Manhattan in Shezi region, yet another Manhattan in the basin of Danshui river before the coming election.
Taiwan: Film Festival of “Food and People”
Karen Yu announces on okogreen blog that the “2010 Food and People Film Festival”(zht)-co-hosted by fair-trade coffee shops and environmental NGOs-will be showing 4 documentaries on each friday through out September. The 4 documentaries are We Feed The World, Sustainable Table, Bullshit, and Black Gold.
Taiwan: Foxconn and the shame of Taiwan
After 12 employees’ jump of buildings and one more jump in Chimei Innolux Corporation-a subsidiary company of Foxconn-on July 20, Chairman Terry (Tai-Ming) Gou was criticized by Taiwanese scholars as “the shame of Taiwan”, so he threatens to halt all investment in Taiwan. Blogger and book writer Kue-hsien Liao argues that...
Taiwan: TEDxTaipei is coming
The second TEDxTaipei installment: TEDxTaipei 2010 will be on July 24th and 25th with 27 speakers from local and from abroad, from musicians to scientists. The whole event will be live-streaming here.
Taiwan: Driftwood in Tsengwen Reservoir
After almost one year since typhoon Morokot, Tsengwen Reservoir is still seriously blocked by driftwood and silt. Citizen journalist Sadapeopo documented the situation in a video report, interviewed the boss of local yacht-tour company and several travelers when visiting the dam, and gave his own observation(zht). “Two-thirds of the wood...
Taiwan: Nojoud Ali's book cover choice shows rooted discrimination
Allison on iPPOST talks about the rooted discrimination (zht) from the example of Taiwanese publisher's business decision to use a white skin and golden hair girl's picture on the cover of Nojoud Ali's book in Chinese, while all the other editions around the world use Nojoud Ali‘s real photo. “WTF? ?...
Taiwan: Criticism on the new version of the Presidential Office website
Tai compares the website of the White House and the new version of the Taiwanese Presidential Office website that costs 7,000,000 TWD (217060 USD) to rebuild(zht). Although most criticism online are about the rationality of the cost and the stupid “mobile version“(amended after criticism), Tai points out the major problem...