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...

Chinese Man Tries to Swim It to Believe It

The New York Times tells the story of Guo Zhiyang, a 35-year old “political researcher” from mainland China, who was reeled in by Taiwanese coast guard authorities on an outlying island after 7 hours of paddling at...

Candidates Play it Safe in Debate as Taiwan Election Nears

The Wall Street Journal’s China Realtime Report notes the lack of fireworks during Saturday’s televised presidential debate in Taiwan, the first of three ahead of the election in January 2012, as the three candidates...

A Century After Xinhai: Whose Revolution?

100 years ago Sun Yat-Sen’s Xinhai Revolution began with the Wuchang Uprising, representing the beginning of the end for the Qing dynasty and thousands of years of imperial rule in China. The Asia Pacific Memo has been...

Taiwan group in Olympics deal – Kathrin Hille

From Financial Times: A food company from Taiwan, the self-governing island threatened with invasion if it declares formal independence from China, was on Wednesday named as the exclusive supplier of instant noodles to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Uni-President, the island’s biggest food company, is the first Taiwanese-owned company to be named as a sponsor of […]



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