Taipei Embarrasses Beijing in Washington

January 1, 2015, Taiwan’s de facto embassy in Washington marked the new year by doing something that hadn’t been dared since Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979: it raised the flag of the Republic of China. This of course immediately raised the ire of the People’s

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Newsflash! U.S. writer/publisher declares presidential candidacy

The Wild East / Politics “I’m taking this opportunity,” April 1st, April Fools Day, “because it’s time for fools like you and me, to rush into democracy.” Presidential candidate Trista di Genova has declared presidential candidacy — while abroad. During her announcement at the speaker’s podium of the Taiwan student-occupied

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The Wild East stands in solidarity today against mass surveillance.

The day we fight back: https://thedaywefightback.org/ The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the

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7-Elevens in America: How do they measure up with Taiwan’s?

“So far in America, I’ve visited a 7-Eleven, a Circle K, and the AM-PM store. There is also a ‘QT’ store now, which is a novelty to this observer….” Trista di Genova, The Wild East / Comedy The 7-Eleven is a much revered institution in Taiwan. They literally live on

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How to Move to Taiwan

Trista di Genova (and NTU students), The Wild East The following article is an expansion on class discussion with National Taiwan University students. The topic was “What to tell your ABC cousin about moving to Taiwan.” What to bring: Bring your own, preferably laptop computer because the operating system is

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Berkeley/MIT/Cornell Summer Happy Hour in Taipei Aug. 9

Summer is here and that means it’s time for the Berkeley Club of Taiwan Summer Happy Hour! Co-hosting with us this year are our friends from MIT and Cornell Clubs of Taiwan. That’s right folks, it’s a happy hour triple threat! Don’t miss this great event. Sign-up early at http://www.accupass.com/go/happyhour

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A Chance to Meet Congressman Honda in Taiwan

The Wild East / news staff A good congressman is rare. It’s also exceedingly rare for US Congressmen to visit Taiwan. And it almost never happens that ordinary people can meet good congressmen in Taiwan. But there will be a confluence of these factors on Sunday April 8, when Democrats

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Heiress Trista di Genova enters US presidential race

By Wild East news staff Trista di Genova has inherited US$250 million and has announced she will be entering the 2012 US presidential race as a Democratic contender against Barack Obama. In a press release, she says she is “thrilled” her dream has come true, and to have an opportunity

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Obama's 50th Birthday Mixer Aug. 4th @ Carnegie's

Come meet some kindred spirits and cool compatriots at this birthday party! Democrats Abroad Taiwan will be hosting a birthday party to celebrate President Obama’s 50th on the mezzanine at Carnegie’s from 7-9pm Thursday Aug. 4th. The event is open to all, and there is no cover charge, although donations

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Taiwan's Unsung Hero: A Tribute to Linda Arrigo

One of the most underappreciated intellectuals around, for decades Linda Gail Arrigo has stuck to her guns and stood up for human rights in Taiwan. She should be thanked for always being a truth-teller, and providing authorities with at times a much-needed cattleprod to their conscience [Note:Other publications have declined

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