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  • Econ. minister inverts slogan: today's Taiwan is the future Hong Kong

    TAIWAN News
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun on Tuesday took issue with the slogan "today's Hong Kong, tomorrow's Taiwan"
  • MOFA urges Taiwanese to observe caution in Laos

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reminded Taiwanese to pay attention to their personal safety and avoid traveling alone in Laos after a Taiwanese businessman died there recently.
  • Controversy, doping cloud Asian Games

    Taipei Times
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
  • TV producer denies bribery, says wanted in China as witness

    Taiwan News
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Taiwanese TV producer Angie Chai denied bribery allegations against her in China on Monday, saying that she is simply needed in an investigation as a witness. In a press conference in Taipei, Chai said the Jilin provincial prosecutors' office in China has told one of her colleagues in Beijing that it has informed Taiwan's Ministry of Justice that she is needed as a witness in an investigation.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Flock to Off-Grid Messaging App

    NYT > Taiwan
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    The app, FireChat, which allows messaging without the use of cellular or Internet connections, gained use amid rumors that the Hong Kong government would cut off Internet access.
 
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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News

  • MOFA urges Taiwanese to observe caution in Laos

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reminded Taiwanese to pay attention to their personal safety and avoid traveling alone in Laos after a Taiwanese businessman died there recently.
  • MOL cancels foreign labor compulsory departure rules

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Foreign blue-collar workers in Taiwan no longer need to leave the country every year, according to a new plan announced by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) yesterday and set for Legislative Yuan review today.
  • Taiwan secures women's taekwondo gold

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Huang Yun-wen (黃韻文) defeated her slightly more experienced South Korean opponent in the 2014 Asian Games' women's taekwondo bantamweight match to win a gold medal yesterday.
  • Lu Yen-hsun runs out of gas in Asian Games tennis final

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Unable to overcome physical and mental fatigue, Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) had his dream of an Asian Games men's singles gold medal shattered on Tuesday when he was upset by a young Japanese upstart.
  • Wintek announces contingency plans as it faces new challenges

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Amid the greatest crisis in the company's history, touch display panel maker Wintek Co. (勝華) yesterday announced a number of contingency plans aimed at streamlining its operations.
 
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    Taiwan News

  • TV producer denies bribery, says wanted in China as witness

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Taiwanese TV producer Angie Chai denied bribery allegations against her in China on Monday, saying that she is simply needed in an investigation as a witness. In a press conference in Taipei, Chai said the Jilin provincial prosecutors' office in China has told one of her colleagues in Beijing that it has informed Taiwan's Ministry of Justice that she is needed as a witness in an investigation.
  • Wowprime to partner with US business group

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Wowprime Corp. , a Taiwan-based restaurant chain, said Monday that it will set up a joint venture with the Panda Restaurant Group of the United States in an effort to tap into the U.S. market. PRG founder Andrew Cherng and Wowprime Chairman Steve Day on Monday signed the joint venture agreement at a ceremony in Taipei that was also attended by officials from the commerce division of the American Institute in Taiwan.
  • Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Taipei, Sept. 29 A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 7:16 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
  • 'Umbrella Revolution' protests spread in Hong Kong

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    29, 2014. . Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday, Sept.
  • Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    29, 2014. . Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday, Sept.
 
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    The View from Taiwan

  • Google Says Taiwan is a province

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Google is appending "Taiwan Province" to its map products. Drop them a polite line to say this is wrong. It is US policy that Taiwan's status is undecided and Taiwan is not a province of anything.UPDATE: The Report a problem page for MAPS. You'll probably have to use the box.UPDATE: To explain why sometimes you see it, sometimes you don't, recall that in the ROC, municipalities are the equal of provinces. Hence you won't see it for Taichung, Taipei, Tainan, K-town, and New Taipei City. Google's usage is inconsistent and silly, because there could never be a "Taiwan Province, Taiwan" but only…
  • Various Announcements

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:21 pm
    AmCham Taichung is hosting DPP Taichung mayoral candidate Lin Jia-lung, Tues, Sept 30, 6:30, Tempus Hotel. That's tonight.The American Institute in Taiwan sent this around, click on READ MORE at bottom to see more:Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6. For some voters, this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local…
  • Ten Things That Taiwan Does Right

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Breakfast on the roadThe well known expat blogger Carrie Kellenberger recently posted a list of Ten Things That Taiwan Does Right. My personal ten:1. No guns and no gun cult.We have a few gun loons, but guns are thankfully strictly verboten in Taiwan. That means that in Taiwan, road rage almost never turns one person into a corpse and another into a killer. Nor do we have the open carry insanity, or mass killings, or guns in schools (WTF?), or the US' vast gun-related suicide death toll. In Taiwan, only gangsters have guns and for them they function largely as status symbols. For me, from a…
  • Ma-Xi Meet Up and Other Xit

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    A curve on the Hsinchu 60. There used to be a giant statue of an aboriginal warrior on that platform above the road, but it toppled off.By pounding on Hong Kong, Xi is losing Taiwan says a piece at The American Interest today.But their stance on Hong Kong has already had a significant knock-on effect in another area of concern for China: Taiwan. Though Taiwan’s current president, Ma Ying-jeou, was seen as gingerly steering his country towards gradual and eventual unification with the mainland, recent events in Hong Kong have created a political consensus that reunification is just not going…
  • Election Collection

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A candidate in Yunlin county hangs a sign at a junction of minor roads.Well, the November local elections are coming up in less than two months. Once again, a view of some of the election posters I've seen in my travels in the last few weeks. No sign of President Ma on any KMT signs! A sure sign of his (un)popularity. Click on READ MORE to see more.KMT candidate overlooks a road.Education is my priority, he saysA candidate's banners line a bridge.At a big intersection in Zhushan.This on faces the one above.Taiwan has scores of female candidates.I dunno why he uses a scooter. Many candidates…
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  • Sky of Star Moon

    thenhbushman
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Geotagged photos by MJ Klein The afternoon after we saw the pandas, we went to this place, which they have translated “Sky of star moon.”  Not exactly how I would have translated it, this place is for kids to enjoy some animals and a safe area in which to run around. We paid the admission fee and headed into the main area. On the way we passed these cute piglets.  Phoenix has never seen piglets before, so naturally we had to show them to her. Notice that someone has painted the piglets’ toenails a bright red. Phoenix showed no fear, and wanted to touch them right away.
  • Sunday At Yong-an

    thenhbushman
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Photos my MJ Klein We’ve been to Yong-an before, quite a few times.  On this particular occasion, we specifically wanted to check out one of those quads (4-wheeled cycle) and take the whole family for a ride. This is the biggest quad they have.  We rented it for the rest of the day and headed out to the road along the beach where I’ve ridden my trike before. Phoenix had no idea what we were going to do, but she was just happy to be outdoors with her parents. We took a water break shortly after taking off.  It was quite hot! In this shot you can see the canopy above.  I wish I…
  • Kaohsiung Gas Explosion Damage

    thenhbushman
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Geotagged photos by MJ Klein By now, everyone has heard of the gas explosions in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung.  We live far away from there, but my wife’s parents live close enough to have felt the explosions in their apartment.  Recently, I went walking down what is left of a road where a section of the explosions happened. This scene is just one of many places where the road is blocked off to traffic.  It’s because there is no road to travel on ahead. I ignored the police tape and took a walk down the sidewalk like I owned the place.  No one looked at me twice.
  • Attack Of The Pandas!

    thenhbushman
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Photos by MJ Klein – most photos are geotagged July 20th found us in Nantou again (for a followup dentist appointment for my TMD problem).  The paper-mache pandas were nearby so we decided to brave the crowds and take a look. As you can see, literally thousands of people had the same idea. Poor Phoenix got a stone in her sandal.  She can’t talk well enough to tell us yet, but we could tell because she was walking very slowly and looking at her shoe. We passed through this corridor of signs for a local politician…. and made our way to the pandas.  As you can see, they are…
  • Our Visit to Nantou, Part Two

    thenhbushman
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Photos by MJ Klein  Most photos are geotagged Picking up where we left off on our last installment, we went to this place to spend the night.  We’ll show you the room we stayed in, and then you’ll understand why we ended up staying here for 2 nights, instead of one!  The English name is “The Solas.” Liyu Lake has a boardwalk around it, and we set out exploring a bit.  There was a wedding on the following day and things had been setup for that. What I thought was cool, are the private houses that line the lake. Not as big as Sun-Moon Lake, I actually liked this one…
 
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    The Daily Bubble Tea

  • Look Who’s Two!

    Todd Alperovitz
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
  • August Instagrams

    Todd Alperovitz
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Here are a handful of images posted to Instagram during July. This installment’s images were taken in Caotun Township, Taichung City, and Changhua County. O O O O O O O O O O O  Sofa Face Men at Work The Blue Door Feeding Time How I Roll
  • July Instagrams

    Todd Alperovitz
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Here are a handful of images posted to Instagram during July. This installment’s images were taken in Caotun Township, Taichung City, and New Taipei City. That Purple Feeling The Municipality Formerly Known as Zhonghe City – My Old Stomping Grounds How We Roll The Crawler Good Morning Longjing! A Temple in New Taipei City
  • The Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds

    Todd Alperovitz
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    I usually make a habit of visiting the lotus ponds on Shengfu Road in Jhongsing Village several times to photograph during their blooming period which falls between late May and early June. This year was somewhat hectic however due to work obligations and juggling contractors for renovations prior to moving into our new abode. Thankfully, I managed to squeeze in two brief visits late in the season: one with the family and one on my own before work. Looking back at previous year’s posts is interesting to see how the mood of each series is different due to my post-processing tendencies…
  • A Trio of Photos from Guanshan

    Todd Alperovitz
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    During our family trip south this summer we drove to Guanshan [關山] in Kenting National Park to catch the sunset. Guanshan is a 150 meter tall mountain and last year was mentioned on a list compiled by CNN as one of thirteen superb sunset spots. Here’s a trio of photos from our visit.
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    Fili's World

  • Tōfuku-ji Temple : Kyoto

    Fili
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    An endless collection of absolutely stunning temples all around Kyoto, it’s a magical city to walk around in with treasures in every street corner. Continuing my temple run is the relatively small and tranquil Tōfuku-ji Temple. The temple itself is free, but there are two gardens that require a ticket to go in, both charming albeit a bit small. Nothing that will blow your mind away, but it’ll provide for a nice treat for your eyes and soul.       From Japan Guide : Tofukuji (東福寺, Tōfukuji) is a large Zen temple in southeastern Kyoto that is particularly…
  • Château Vaux le Vicomte : France

    Fili
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Adding to my very long list of French European estates visited across France is the Château Vaux le Vicomte, which – if visited – should be combined with the Château de Blandy-les-Tours Castle. It’s only that they’re only a few miles from each other, but I believe that at some point in the relatively recent history they also both shared an owner. Every estate has its own charm and style, and with tens of thousands of those across Europe you at some point start asking yourself what the differences are and whether they’re really worth your trouble. This estate,…
  • The Back Lakes : Beijing

    Fili
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    On my recent visit to Beijing I got to revisit the Back Lakes of Beijing during much better weather than my former visit. It was freezing cold, but clear blue skies and this time around – the lakes were frozen, turning the lakes into mirrors and adding to the very impressive effects.   Since it’s all covered in recent posts, I’ll just let you enjoy the frozen sunny stroll…                 There are a few Hutongs nearby with active local life.       And a famous local Buddhist temple … the Guanghua Temple…
  • Redwood Regional Park : Oakland California

    Fili
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    While visiting Berkeley earlier this year I was surprised to learn that one of my old friends from my good old times in Taiwan is living with her family at the Oakland area not too far away from campus. The next day following a heartwarming reunion, we set off to explore some of the famous national trails to see some of the oak forests. I think we explored the Redwood Regional Park, with a relatively short circular path called the Stream Trail, that was easy enough for lazy people like myself and the baby we had with us. Cold shaded February chilled forest proved much nicer than I thought. I…
  • The Must-Do Masada Insanity : Israel

    Fili
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    One of Israel’s top tourist attractions,  a spectacular archeological site with a fascinating history, Masada is not to be missed. It’s been many many years since I visited Masada last, and although things are pretty much the same, my perspective and ability to appreciate it have changed allot. Taking more time to go around Israel and explore during my infrequent short visits to Israel has shown me just how special this region of the world is. Overlooking the dying dead sea to the east, based on a high mountain in the middle of nowhere desert, you witness the glory and…
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    Mark Forman: Photo Land

  • 2 Worlds

    Mark Forman
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    This week my wife and I took a day trip up to Taipei. We needed to take care of some licensing stuff with the government but also planned on having some fun both individually and together. My wife Anne is a panda lover and particularly YuanZai the first panda born in captivity here in Taiwan. She spends lots of time looking at photos and videos of YuanZai and other pandas. This was her first trip to see YuanZai in person. The reason I didn't go along is because aI love street photography even more than pandas so... In fact I went to Wanhua's Long Shan Temple first. I started at the plaza in…
  • Of Wetlands…

    Mark Forman
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    We got the crazy idea for a family 1/2 day trip out to the Gao Mei Wetlands on a hot July Sunday afternoon. Why crazy-well it was a hot July afternoon and Taiwan places of interest are always super-crowded on holidays and weekends. I thought the sticky July heat would probably help thin the numbers down some, so why not! Gao Mei always appealed to me because of the neighboring windmill farm at Taichung Harbor and just the location of wetlands next to the sea. The light at the shore, the varying depth of water and resulting reflections and textures that appear in the pictures,etc. Ohh,…
  • Inspiration

    Mark Forman
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Way back when my eyes were young and strong and media was more scarce (pre-internet days) I was voracious reader. One of my favorite genres was detective fiction. Lawrence Sanders had a series of "Deadly Sin" books featuring the sandwich loving Edward X. Delaney. The stories were great but I particularly loved Delaney's sandwich connoisseur aesthetic and the way he enjoyed crafting and eating a good sandwich. Delaney was a New Yorker as I was so there was a real appreciation of good bread which always makes or breaks the sandwich. Today I got inspired to try a creation, a fusion of…
  • Various Forms of Precipitation

    Mark Forman
    19 May 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Twas a rainy day in Taipei-well in all of Taiwan for that matter. This is the monsoon-plum rain season here. In fact we had pretty good weather with even some bright sunshine for part of the day and missed heavy downpours for most of our time there. I had gotten several decent shots up to this point and was just steps away from the Taipei Train Station where we'd find out favorite bakery/coffee shop and enjoy a respite and some refreshments while looking out over the expansive concourse of the train station. I saw this homeless lady who was fairly agitated muttering to herself and spitting at…
  • What Was He Thinking

    Mark Forman
    10 May 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Very pleasantly surprised this was one of my most favorited photos over on Flickr. It is from my archives from a few years back. I don't remember what I felt right after I shot this man. I can guess that I was quite happy because of his beard and hat-2 elements that always draw my eye because of how they help the viewer focus on the face in between. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to take time and sort through older photos of mine and apply my more enhanced present ninja-processing skills. I'm getting a better response that when I initially shared them so I don't think I'm totally crazy.
 
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