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  • Sapphire stocks jump on Apple's iPhone 7 report

    TAIWAN News
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) Shares of Taiwanese sapphire manufacturers moved sharply higher Wednesday morning after Chinese media reported a
  • Taiwan provides $6.7 mn for infrastructure in St. Lucia - Fox News Latino

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    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Taiwan provides $6.7 mn for infrastructure in St. LuciaFox News LatinoThe government of Taiwan disbursed $6.7 million to St. Lucia to finance infrastructure projects in all 17 parliamentary constituencies, officials on the Caribbean island said Tuesday. Taiwan provides the funding under the Constituency Development Program.Taiwan Provides $6.7 Million for Infrastructure in St. LuciaLatin American Herald Tribuneall 2 news articles »
  • CIB warns businesses for int'l wire transfer scams

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Monday warned of rampant international wire transfer scams targeting local businesses.
  • James works Magic to help Cavs snap skid

    Taipei Times
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
  • Magistrate candidates in Pingtung, Hualien and Yilan step up campaigns

    Taiwan News
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Taiwan's two major parties, the Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party , regard the year-end 9-in-1 Elections as a prelude leading up to the 2016 presidential election, with each county or city governed by one party seen as one step nearer to their claim to the presidency. Despite the pan-green Pingtung County being a firm DPP stronghold for 17 years, the food scare blunders made by the Pingtung County Government led by Magistrate Tsao Chi-hung indicate that the tide might be turning.
 
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  • Taiwan provides $6.7 mn for infrastructure in St. Lucia - Fox News Latino

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Taiwan provides $6.7 mn for infrastructure in St. LuciaFox News LatinoThe government of Taiwan disbursed $6.7 million to St. Lucia to finance infrastructure projects in all 17 parliamentary constituencies, officials on the Caribbean island said Tuesday. Taiwan provides the funding under the Constituency Development Program.Taiwan Provides $6.7 Million for Infrastructure in St. LuciaLatin American Herald Tribuneall 2 news articles »
  • ECCT advises Taiwan to build on its core strengths - China Post

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Focus Taiwan News ChannelECCT advises Taiwan to build on its core strengthsChina PostIn the overview of its 2015 Position Papers, the ECCT said Taiwan has become an important and dynamic player in the global economy and a good place to live and do business but it is now time for the country to set and realize greater ambitions. If the European chamber advises Taiwan to build on its core strengthsFocus Taiwan News Channelall 2 news articles »
  • Fastest ISPs 2014: Taiwan - PC Magazine

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Fastest ISPs 2014: TaiwanPC MagazineTaiwan is a tiny island off the coast of China that is headquarters to some of the most influential technology companies in the world. For example, Taiwanese heavyweight Hon Hai is the parent company to Foxconn, a major Apple supplier. With a who's who
  • Taiwan: Chinese tourists flock to see elections - BBC News

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    BBC NewsTaiwan: Chinese tourists flock to see electionsBBC NewsTaiwan's local elections for city mayors and other municipal posts are apparently raucous affairs with plenty of shows, food and giveaways, and the 29 November polls have become a tourist attraction for people from mainland China who want to "enjoy the ...Taiwan's Dollar Advances as Yen Rise Eases Export Impact ConcernBloombergTaiwan leaders walk tightrope in closer relations with BeijingIrish TimesChinese mainland negotiator to visit TaiwanShanghai Daily (subscription)Focus Taiwan News Channel -Taipei…
  • KMT stronghold Taichung under siege in Taiwan municipal election battle - Channel News Asia

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Channel News AsiaKMT stronghold Taichung under siege in Taiwan municipal election battleChannel News AsiaTAIPEI: A key battlefield in the municipal election is Taichung in central Taiwan. Taichung has been a traditional stronghold for the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) against the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), but it is no longer a shoo-in in DPP mayoral candidate for Taichung resigns Legislature postFocus Taiwan News Channel2014 ELECTIONS: Gou draws fire for investment pledgeTaipei Timesall 4 news articles »
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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News

  • CIB warns businesses for int'l wire transfer scams

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Monday warned of rampant international wire transfer scams targeting local businesses.
  • FIH Regent Group plans to expand overseas

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - FIH Regent Group (晶華麗晶酒店集團), one of Taiwan's leading hotel companies, unveiled a plan Tuesday to enter the global market, starting with a presence in China.
  • ECCT advises Taiwan to build on its core strengths

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) in its annual publication called on the government Tuesday to use Taiwan's core strengths effectively to build a better and brighter future for the country.
  • 2015 a challenging year for China: former Taiwan finance minister

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Former finance minister Christina Liu (劉憶如) warned recently that China may face several economic risks next year as a result of sagging exports to Europe and domestic challenges in the housing and bond markets.
  • Lien labels Ko's wiretapping accusation a 'ruse'

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - After the camp of Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) claimed it was eavesdropped upon by its Kuomintang (KMT) opponent, Sean Lien (連勝文) dismissed the idea yesterday, calling Ko's accusation an “election ruse.”
 
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    Taiwan News

  • Magistrate candidates in Pingtung, Hualien and Yilan step up campaigns

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Taiwan's two major parties, the Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party , regard the year-end 9-in-1 Elections as a prelude leading up to the 2016 presidential election, with each county or city governed by one party seen as one step nearer to their claim to the presidency. Despite the pan-green Pingtung County being a firm DPP stronghold for 17 years, the food scare blunders made by the Pingtung County Government led by Magistrate Tsao Chi-hung indicate that the tide might be turning.
  • NCKU finishes 1st orchid genome sequence

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    A transnational research team led by Hong-Hwa Chen from the Department of Life Sciences at National Cheng Kung University has completed the first orchid genome sequence, Phalaenopsis equestris, the university announced at a press conference in Taipei yesterday. A total of 13 research institutes and 38 researchers from Taiwan, mainland China, Belgium and France were involved in the study, said the NCKU.
  • FIH Regent Group plans to expand overseas

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    FIH Regent Group , one of Taiwan's leading hotel companies, unveiled a plan Tuesday to enter the global market, starting with a presence in China. FIH Regent Chairman Steven Pan said the group's lifestyle hotel chain Silks Place is discussing with China a proposal to establish hotels on the mainland and that the effort "is expected to bear fruit very soon."
  • Marshall Islands president visits Taiwan

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Taipei, Nov. 25 Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak began a five-day visit to Taiwan Tuesday, during which he is scheduled to receive a medal from the government and an honorary doctoral degree from Taipei Medical University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that day. During the visit that will last until Nov. 29, Loeak will receive the Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon from President Ma Ying-jeou, the ministry said in a statement.
  • 2015 a challenging year for China: former Taiwan finance minister

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Liu, who is currently managing director of Hong Kong-based consulting firm Bellwether International Group Ltd., said the Chinese government is trying to boost its economy by gradually easing restrictions on its housing market and cutting benchmark one-year lending and deposit rates. Looking ahead to 2015, Europe's stagnant economy is expected to affect China's exports because China's economy will certainly be hurt by "problems with its buyer," Liu told reporters during a break in the Bellwether Winter Forum in Taipei.
 
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    The View from Taiwan

  • Links and Links

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:31 am
    A pony attracts attention on a road in Taichung.Awesome: longtime American Taiwan policy analyst says 1C2S is inappropriate for TaiwanCPI blog by Ben Goren and Li Ying-ysuan: Lien campaign, a tragedy.Ian Rowen from Hong Kong: In search of Sunflower Seeds in Hong KongJ Michael Cole: Why it's so hard to be neutral in the Taipei election. Because the Lien campaign is like the Plan 9 from Outer Space of political campaigns.Frozen Garlic on the evolution of the political map and money forces in local politics.CPI blog: Shelly Rigger argues the election is not a referendum on the…
  • vlogger Mordeth13 has crippling accident, Needs Your Help

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The well known vlogger Mordeth13 has suffered a crippling accident..Hey guys, M13 here. I won't be uploading videos for a while. The March tour is most likely cancelled. So if you're booked for the March tour check with me or wait for an email confirming that it will be pushed to the next tour. I actually have someone younger cooller and better looking than me to take over my tours. So they are still happening.YouTube Search : M13 Taiwan Tours....  Click read moreI'm known for being a bit of a jerk. But I've always liked to think that I have a good heart. I help with animals and Sean…
  • Taishang not coming home to vote....

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    A billboard promoting KMT candidates Sean Lien and Jason Hu. In Shanghai (source)Over at China Policy Institute Gunter Schubert has a piece on the Taishang, the Taiwan businessmen in China. arguing gently that they are not the Trojan horses the pro-independence side in Taiwan's politics makes them out to be. Schubert has made a career out of researching the Taishang; his excellent 2010 paper on them is publicly available in PDF format. Sadly, the Taishang are most definitely a kind of Trojan Horse, as Schubert's own work shows, they simply regurgitate a gumbo of KMT and China propaganda…
  • Taipei: Sean Lien follies continue

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The government gives a comprehensive list of warnings for the Dajia River.Sean Lien continues to spout nonsense, to the great amusement of all. Among many lowlights of his campaign include a proposal to solve the stray dog problem by dumping the city's stray dogs down in Chiayi -- a very revealing moment showing how the KMT ruling core views Taiwan outside of Taipei -- it is simply a place to dump their waste, the funeral home fiasco, and the claim that he had visited all 600 precincts of Taipei, when the city only has 400 or so. Local netizens have been mourning the Nov 29 arrival of the…
  • Ko Wiretap case takes ominous turn

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Poster for Taichung mayoral candidate Hu and a local candidate in an aboriginal area.The wiretap case in Taipei took a turn for the ugly:On November 4, Ko aides said they found signs of wiretaps at his policy center, with wires having been installed in a telephone exchange which would have made it possible to tap two phones inside the policy center. The incident led to a war of words between the Ko camp and the campaign of his Kuomintang opponent, Sean Lien, accusing each other of being behind the bugging of phones.The case took a new turn Friday evening, when prosecutors questioned two…
 
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  • The Taiwan Pavilion

    thenhbushman
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Photos by MJ Klein (many of them are geotagged) Hui-chen and I took Phoenix in tow with us to the new Global Mall and what we have come to call, “the big ball.”  This big ball, made in Taiwan, is a round display that was all the rage way back when it went on display in Shanghai where it caused quite a stir.  No one had seen anything like it.  Now, years later, this round display is in a purpose-built building that is part of the Global Mall complex. We began our visit with lunch on the second-floor food court.  Phoenix loves the camera and I couldn’t resist snapping…
  • 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…
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    The Real Taiwan

  • Making English Fun with Brian “Funshine” Alexander

    Johnny Z
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Are you looking for great English activities for your children? Sparkle and Shine – Living English Stories presents “A Christmas to Remember”. Kenn ‘Sparkles’, from Disney’s World of English, and children’s music composer and entertainer, Brian ‘Funshine’ are hosting hour long children’s Christmas events like you have never seen before. Live music, singing and dancing, puppet shows, Christmas crafts and a free musical instrument will have your kids enjoying Christmas like never before. Join us and make this Christmas, “A Christmas to Remember.” Show Dates December…
  • Strange social experiment in Taiwan

    Johnny Z
    2 Jan 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Hot Taiwanese chick asks strangers for sex as part of a social experiment in Taiwan. Spoiler Alert: Oddly enough, she gets denied.
  • Rex, Matt, Tyler

    Johnny Z
    19 Jan 2012 | 7:33 pm
    I know it’s been a while, but I had a moment and saw this in the comments section of the site. This post just kills me: We are three friends from Chicago, and Ohio and we are here in Taiwan for the winter holiday. We have been going around on our own for a couple days now and now need some friends to go out with and drink. We are NOT Gay, and are not looking for gay experiences, no sexy time with men. We are 3 straight dudes, looking to have fun in Taiwan this break. Text messages will be answered only if they include words “not gay” and broken english is a requirement. 0981-140-442…
  • Possible Job in Filming of Life of Pi

    Johnny Z
    14 May 2011 | 8:31 pm
    I just saw this info in the comments. No idea if it is legit or if they’re still looking but it’s worth a shot. Ang Lee needs your help! New movie ‘Life of Pi’ shooting in Taiwan – Looking for an Indian background actress and Mexican background actor! Hi, we are looking at all expat resources in Taiwan in search of extras. If you are able to help us, please email me so I can forward you our flyers with more info. Mucho gracias! Thanks, Monica Sun | Life of Pi +886-(0)988600307 monicagenesun@gmail.com
  • Spunite Strike Taipei

    Steven Vigar
    26 Apr 2011 | 7:09 am
    Leon Bolier @ Strike 夜店 by Spunite. 地點 LOCATION : 忠孝東路4段563號B1(忠孝東路基隆路交叉口 True Yoga 樓下) (No.563-B1, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110) [nggallery id=11]
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    Fili's World

  • Pantheon : Rome

    Fili
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    A forced stayover in Rome due to the conflict in my intended destination gave me a day to explore the wonders of Rome. I decided to spend the day roaming around the city by foot, walking between Piazzas aimlessly, enjoying the Italian culture, the food and the atmosphere. Tourists aside, this makes for a very pleasant city with hidden treasures in every corner. Take this Pantheon, for example, an unintended discovery while walking around the Piazza della Rotonda, it’s one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings in the capitol dating back to 1st century BC during the…
  • Robert Allerton Park : UIUC – Illinois

    Fili
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Moving to live in Urbana-Champaign I had very little expectations regarding things to see in the area. The reputation of the twin towns as being mostly corn fields is well-deserved, although my wonders around the world have taught me that there’s something to see almost anywhere. But, still, the Allerton Park 30 minutes to the west of Champaign was a very pleasant surprise. A huge estate, beautiful gardens, classical and Asian sculpture art, hiking trails and lakes, Allerton Park has it all.     The official website writes about the gardens and art: Befitting a splendid…
  • Le Touquet beach : Northern France

    Fili
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    France has some great beaches. Although my recent visit to France was not beach oriented, but after an overload of castles, estates, wine/champagne, and colonial history, a break was long overdue, and so the familia decided to make a detour up north and find a nice beach to relax for a couple of hours. The chosen beach retreat – Le Touquet, up north west.   Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. Very clean, great facilities, not too many people, not over commercialized, there’s much to enjoy here…     The British Telegraph goes as far as calling this the…
  • San Francisco Walk : California

    Fili
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    San Francisco was a very pleasant surprise. I had unpleasant memories of San Francisco when I visited around the year 2000, and so wasn’t sure what to expect, but San Francisco turned out to be a gorgeous city, and one of the many ways you can enjoy this city is by foot.   Below are some of the photos from my walking tours of San Francisco, starting from the downtown area, up the hills, and overlooking the break-taking San Francisco Bay…   The Colt Tower should be one of your stop-points…       It’s a climb up the hill, but the views from above…
  • Gion Old Geisha District : Kyoto

    Fili
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Not much that’s left from the old Geisha world, atleast not for foreign tourist folks with my kind of budget, but if you’d like to see a bit of that, you’ll be able to get a glimpse at Gion – the old Geisha District in Kyoto. Nowadays, it’s a fairly upscale posh dining and entertainment district and the part that’s not is filled with tourist souvenir shops, but still the whole area is quite charming and the Kimono wearing Japanese female tourists make for some pretty awesome photo ops.   Like this one…     The comprehensive Japan Guide…
 
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    Mark Forman: Photo Land

  • Deep in Thought

    Mark Forman
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The smoking thing-did it a number of times and quit a number of times until one day I finally did quit for a long time through now-I want to say about 11 years(don't miss it at all). What helped me finally to quit was realizing that I was taking anti-oxidants which were good for my body and cost me money and the smoking was working against them and also costing me money, offending my family, etc. Anyhow-this post is not about anti-smoking. In fact it's about how cool smoking looks visually. It enables the eye to focus on the cigarette, the expressions people make when inhaling, exhaling,…
  • 10/10

    Mark Forman
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This is a photo essay I did on this years 10/10 Taiwan national holiday. 10/10
  • Vader Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

    Mark Forman
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Flowers are beautiful living things. Very delicate with intricate structures and distinctive shapes. It is hard for me not to mess around with the appearance some since they are one of the most common and therefore over shared subjects up there with puppies and cats. That being said I can understand why so many photographers are attracted to them for the reasons stated above. So I went about it a little more darkly in this treatment which seemed to be the right thing in the moment. It is a water lily which is a very common varietal here in Taiwan There are several parks around that have them…
  • The Color Thing

    Mark Forman
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The longest struggle I've had in my personal photography journey is with color. Finding the right ones together, not too many, not too over-saturated, balanced, etc. I was also struggling within how I processed them and my related software/camera settings to achieve color that appealed to and satisfied my eye. I'm finally getting much closer on my processing efforts which still eave the challenge of finding the right colors and composition. This image was the last one from my photowalk yesterday. Oddly, often times my last image is often a good one, sometimes the best of the day. Why? I don't…
  • Spy Vs. Spy

    Mark Forman
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
    When I was a kid one of my favorite things to read was Mad Magazine. One of the best parts of Mad was the Spy Vs. Spy comics.  So my image above of the 2 monks seeking offerings at the busy market made me flashback on the comic due to the monochrome duality nature of the image I guess. OK maybe it's how my mind works-normal or warped, I'll let you be the judge but it's how I'm wired in any case. That being said I am always drawn to shooting Buddhist monks and nuns because of their iconic form and silhouette. Even though I've lived here in Taiwan for over 20 years there is still…
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