On the Eve of Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Disquiet Dominates

Nerves are running high for athletes and organizers on the eve of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The prospect of further boycotts by activists, diplomats, and athletes threatens to spoil organizers’ hopes of a seamless...

Chen: Repressive Regimes are “Doomed to Fail”

While Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) declined to meet with blind activist Chen Guangcheng, the head of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed Chen on Wednesday and praised his perseverance as a...

Unification At Center of Taiwan Media Fight

As more than 800,000 people gathered near Taipei 101 to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks, a small group of university students called the AntiMedia Monster Youth Alliance (YAMM) protested purchases of Taiwan’s...

Online and by Paper Airplane, Donations Pour In to Ai Weiwei

Chinese authorities last week ordered Ai Weiwei to pay 15 million RMB in back taxes on behalf of Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., claiming that while his wife is the company’s registered legal representative, he is...

Venice Film Festival Credits Taiwanese Film to China

The Venice Film Festival’s classification of a Taiwanese film as a joint production with China has met with indignant opposition from the filmmakers, with backing from authorities in Taipei. From The Guardian: A protest...

Taipei Zoo Seeks Correction on Panda Prank Story

From China National News: A furious Taipei Zoo Friday demanded that a newspaper run a correction over an April Fool’s Day prank that claimed two pandas from China were disguised forest bears. ‘Using their...

China Sending Top Envoy to Taiwan

From the Straits Times: On November 3, the chairman of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats) Chen Yulin will visit Taipei to continue the second round of cross-straits talks. Chen will be the...

Taiwan Businessmen Caught Up in China Spy Cases

From Los Angeles Times: The Kafkaesque spy world that Taiwanese businessman Song Hsiao-lien says he fell into has left him financially strapped, unemployed and unnerved after nearly four years in a Chinese prison. Song was...

Taiwan Case Shows Aids Disharmony – BBC News

After a while of political clamoring in Taiwan, here comes some really sad news, a human Great Wall against AIDS/HIV communities: In a three-storey house in a quiet neighbourhood in southern Taipei, toddlers play with toys while the adults chat, rest or watch TV. Children are among those sheltered at Harmony Home. They have lived […]



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