Category Archives: Betel Nut News

News and news-commentary covering Taiwan and Far East Asia

Maori-Taiwan exchange group forges ties

The Wild East / Culture Six Maori media studies undergraduates from Aukland University of Technology (AUT) made a tour of Taiwan in January this year, where they learned about its indigenous people. Creative media projects between New Zealand and Taiwan … Continue reading

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David Wood’s book launch ‘absolutely successful’

The Wild East / Entertainment BIRDS IN CAGES AT THE BIKE REPAIR SHOP is David Wood’s first book of poems, and on Saturday, April 12th 2014 we invited you to join us at Retro Coffee, for a night of poetry … Continue reading

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‘Sunflower’ kids to pack up and go home

Trista di Genova The Wild East, politics Taipei, April 9 – Claiming in an April 7 press statement in the legislature they had made significant progress in achieving their goals, the student leaders Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) and Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) … Continue reading

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Students to end occupation of Taiwan legislature Thursday

Photos and text via Ian Rowen April 7, Taipei — Chen Wei-Ting announces that the Sunflower Movement has achieved significant progress in the pursuit of its goals. The world has heard the news. Students are already forming a new organization … Continue reading

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‘The Tiger Awakens’: An observer’s view of the Sunflower Movement

Trista di Genova / Politics & Commentary March 30, 2014 I don’t read the newspapers or watch TV, since I lost my job in the media. Now I prefer to just show up and ask questions, and listen to what … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Exclusive photos: Students occupying Taiwan’s legislature

by Dave Johnson / The Wild East / Politics Editor’s note: The following photographs were taken by Dave Johnson on the evening when Taiwanese students occupied and took control of the legislature in Taipei over the issue of a Trade … Continue reading

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Scott Cook to wind up Taiwan tour @Sappho, Mar. 30

The Wild East / Entertainment Canada’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook is back in Taiwan, fresh from a tour of Australia, in the company of fellow Canadian songwriter and roustabout Scotty Dunbar! Sunday, March 30′s lineup: 8:30pm Scott Cook w/ Thomas … Continue reading

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Lessons for Taiwan: The HIV/AIDS pandemic

by Joseph Limoli Deyama MD – Harmony Home Volunteer The largest and most important meeting on AIDS in Asia, the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), was held August 9-13, 2009 on beautiful Bali Island, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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