Michael Turton is taking a break from blogging for a few weeks so I am going to post a weekly collection of links in the interim. Before he went on holidays Michael wrote a wonderful article about cycling in Taiwan on the Huffington Post. Let’s check out the latest on the Taiwan blogs.
- Letters from Taiwan on the DPP’s presidential possibilities.
- Hiking on Snow Mountain by Neil Wade and Stu Dawson.
- Excellent and thoughtful responses to Amy Chua’s “Chinese mothers” article from shu flies and Taiwan-Born American. And an animated response from Next Media.
- Claudia Jean has more on the story of Frank Hsieh.
- Darren Melrose snaps an alternate take with his Holga.
- Taiwan Sustainable Cities has a round up of environmental news.
- Barking Deer on hiking in Taroko Gorge.
- Dan Bloom reports on a small computer glitch caused by the Y1C problem.
News: Adil Hussain talks about working with Ang Lee on the set of Life of Pi in Taiwan. Taiwanese musicians heading to France. The opening of the fourth nuclear power plant delayed yet again. NCKU opens a new green building. Taipei Times editorial on the lax enforcement of traffic laws. The official number of indigenous people in Taiwan is over 510,000. Taiwan experiences very cold temperatures over the weekend. Taiwan Today interviews former Vice President Annette Lu.
Hillary Clinton urges China to reduce tensions as Hu Jintao prepares to visit Washington. Senate Taiwan Caucus resurfaces in time for Hu visit. However, today’s headline is US downplays Taiwan before Hu visit.
Video: Check out Tobie Openshaw’s talk about betel nut girls at TEDxMonga.