Category Archives: Taiwan

Taiwan Spoke Out Against Removal of Film from MIFF

China’s determination to punish the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) over the screening of the Kadeer film has once again backfired.  What is at stake this time is the goodwill of Taiwanese people.  In short, this saga has the potential … Continue reading

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Ma Ying-jeou Moves in to Suppress Wild Strawberries and Tibet Supporters

This is just another evidence to show how the Ma Ying-jeou Administration in Taiwan is fast receding to the Fascist heritage of the Chinese Nationalist Party, or otherwise known as the Kuomintang 国民党. At 4.00am yesterday morning, a few hours … Continue reading

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Cape No. 7 Won 5 Golden Horse Awards

I’m really looking forward to watching this movie from Taiwan: Cape No. 7.  I keep checking newspapers and the Internet, but I still can’t figure out when the movie is going to be released here in Australia.  I may not … Continue reading

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“Self-immolation in Taipei”: what ESWN doesn’t want you to know

I noticed something very odd at the ESWN weblog today.   In a comment titled “Self-immolation in Taipei“, ESWN quoted two reports of the same incident that took place this Tuesday at downtown Taipei.  The incident involved an old man setting … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s Wild Strawberry Generation

At an age when political activism is generally shunned among university students around the world, it is encouraging to see how in Taiwan students have chosen to make their voices heard at a time critical to the political future of … Continue reading

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