Taiwan

January 31, 20133 Comments

Greater China reacts to Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index

Jazza John, our contributor, is currently a student at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. A report from Reporters Without Boarders suggests that freedom of the press in both Hong Kong and Taiwan has dropped.  The Press Freedom Index, which is compiled of 179 nations, showed Hong Kong drop from 54 to 58 and Taiwan from 45 to 48, while [...]

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December 13, 201232 Comments

‘The most corrupt country is America,’ Jackie Chan’s comments widely panned in China

In a talk show aired on Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV Monday, Jackie Chan, the world-famous actor and show-biz star, said that China is not the country with the most serious corruption problem; the United States is. He also called on Chinese people to refrain from criticizing the China, especially in front of “outsiders”.  The remarks [...]

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December 12, 20122 Comments

Taiwan’s Tsinghua University student scolds Taiwanese minister; Chinese netizens’ reaction

Jazza John, our contributor, is currently a student at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Taiwanese students have been making headlines on the island off the South-Eastern coast of mainland China as they protest against Want Want China Times Group’s bid for the acquisition of Next Media Group. If the take over is permitted by the [...]

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November 29, 2012No Comments

Taiwan rejects Jeremy Lin as political party name idea

Jazza John, our contributor, is currently a student at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. You can found a political party of your own, but calling it ‘Jeremy Lin Party’ is not acceptable, not even if you are named Jeremy Lin yourself, Taiwanese authorities ruled. Jimmy McMillan must have felt lucky that his Rent Is Too Damn [...]

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November 5, 2012No Comments

Chinese netizens feel ‘sorry’ for 18th Party Congress of Kuomintang in Taiwan

Just when we thought Chinese netizens may have whined enough about how the upcoming 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress, set to begin on November 8, is a sheer waste of manpower and money that inconveniences people’s normal life for nothing, a series of pictures taken during the 18th National Congress of Kuomintang, or the Nationalist [...]

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October 3, 2012One Comment

U.S. grants visa-free status to Taiwan; Chinese netizens covet it

Taiwan will be included into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, which allows Taiwanese passport holders to enter the U.S. for up to 90 days without a previously arranged travel visa. The latest announcement has been heatedly discussed on Chinese social media. One microblogging post, which describes the difference between ‘the dark red passport’ (Chinese) and ‘the [...]

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August 16, 201211 Comments

Chinese media praise Hong Kong activists’ landing on disputed Diaoyu Islands…with censorship

Wednesday afternoon, 14 activists from Hong Kong successfully landed on one of a set of disputed islands, over which Japan, China and Taiwan all claim sovereignty, and planted Chinese flags on the island as a gesture of declaring ownership. Chinese media, including the state broadcaster China Central Television, reported and lauded their patriotic feat, while [...]

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July 8, 20122 Comments

War between Japan and China over Diaoyu/Senkaku islands is waged on iPad

From NetEase A Chinese computer game developer launched a new iPad game, called Defend the Diaoyu Islands, set against the backdrop of the ongoing land dispute between Japan and China over a group of uninhabited islands in the Each China Sea. In the first week after its launching, the game stormed to the top 10 [...]

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January 12, 20122 Comments

Photos: Taiwan VS China: With or without an election ballot

As the presidential election in Taiwan gathers steam, attention of people from across the Taiwan Strait is also running higher. However, despite the fanfare, mud-slinging, brouhaha and emotional speeches that give pro-government Chinese every handle to attack the election as nothing but a show, many Chinese netizens who keep a close eye on the election [...]

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September 16, 20112 Comments

Chinese veterans lose war on poverty despite winning battles

A veteran wearing dozens of medals and insignias was spotted begging on the street, according to a web post on MOP, a popular Chinese discussion forum, provoking another wave of public criticism over the country’s mistreatment of those who went through fire and water and made huge sacrifices for the territorial integrity of the land [...]

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July 23, 20115 Comments

Video: Australian comedy show explains difference between two Chinas

The Mansion is an Australian satirical news show, hosted by Michael Chamberlin and Charlie Pickering. Michael and Charlie explore why there are Two Chinas: People’s Republic of China and Republic of China.

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February 28, 2011No Comments

Blind angel, sound of heaven – Taiwan’s Susan Boyle sings on Tamsui’s street

Having been suffering from visual impairment for over three decades, 35-year-old Zhang Yuxia makes a living as a street singer/pianist at Tamsui, Taiwan. For the past four years, she has established a fan base of considerable size in the locality. When listening to her songs with your eyes closed, you will feel the rebirth of [...]

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February 9, 2011One Comment

Mainland Chinese tourists fight over queue-jumping in Taiwan; netizens engage in cross-strait rants

During Chinese New Year, large spates of tourists from mainland China went to Alishan, one of the most well-known scenic spots in Taiwan. Allegedly members of one tourist group from the mainland attempted to jump the queue to ride the sightseeing train, which angered another mainland Chinese group. The scrimmage soon turned into a melee, [...]

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