Taipei

TENSHUNZ: ZOMG its WAR if US navy calls at Taiwan port

Not China.Chinese diplomatic bluster once again gave us a ZOMG TENSHUNZ moment. Reuters reported, headlining China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat:A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war o...

Pollution Takes Center Stage

Somewhere with clean air...Donovan Smith, ICRT's central Taiwan news reporter and all around awesome guy, observes of the pollution issue:DEC 6, Donovan’s Central Taiwan News ICRT reportTaichung’s Mayor Makes Major Move on PollutionTaichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung made another major move against Tai...

Oh look… after decades of killing Taiwanese, suddenly the air pollution is a political issue

The huge new train stations in Taichung, completely lacking in human feel and individuality. They couldn't even use different color paints?Yup. It's election time, and the DPP has announced its candidates... incumbents, for now.The nine incumbents are: Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌), Taoyuan...

Taiwanese Activist Sentenced to Five Years for Subversion

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che was sentenced to five years in prison for subverting state power by a Hunan court on Tuesday, more than two months after what his wife dismissed as "a stage trial." Lee disappeared in March while entering China via Macau, and was later confirmed to have been...

Lee Ming-che gets 5 years: Reactions

The excellent little memorial museum to the Tapani Revolt of 1915 in Yujing, Tainan.Lee Ming-che, the Taiwanese democracy activist who was detained in China, has been given a five year sentence after his show trial earlier this year. The Guardian observes:A court in China has sentenced a Taiwanese d...

NPP, DPP, KMT: An Eternal Golden Braid

Hittin' the road again this weekend after a week struggling with the flu.Watching corporate power gut the US economy and in the latest piece of predatory success, internet neutrality, would make my cry, if it didn't make me laugh. Americans will soon be paying even more for less service, while here ...

Katy Perry “Banned” Amid Fashion Show Setbacks

At Page Six, Oli Colemen reports that the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, scheduled to begin later this month in Shanghai, is “turning into an international media crisis” due to strict Chinese visa and media regulations: We’re told fashion bloggers booked to cover the gl...