Category Archives: Media Matters

media issues in Taiwan, China and the Far East

FOREIGN AUTHORS FARRAH FURTADO, TRISTA dI GENOVA @ Apex Bookstore Taipei

ELIAS EK x FARRAH FURTADO x TRISTA DI GENOVA x JONATHAN M. HEMMINGS BOOK DISCUSSION x SIGNING EVENT @ APEX BOOKSTORE TAIPEI: On July 19 Saturday afternoon, four foreign writers Farrah Furtado (Canada), Trista di Genova (America), Elias Ek from … Continue reading

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Book-signing 6/29: ‘How to start a business in Taiwan’

Wild East / Culture Shock Have you considered starting your own business but is not really sure what should be the first step? Not sure if Taiwan is an entrepreneur-friendly environment? Want to know the key points for a Taiwan … Continue reading

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Scott Cook on touring Taiwan as a musician

Hey there friends, As you’ve probably guessed, there’s a lot of story to tell since I wrote you last. But before we get into all that, and for those folks who won’t be reading further, I want to share a … Continue reading

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‘Transition’ band still banned from Taiwan, ironically

Trista di Genova / The Wild East Transition (前進樂團) is a British expat band that has attained a fair level of success and popularity in Taiwan thanks to their cheery, catchy cross-cultural hits, like 對不起我的中文不好 (‘Sorry my Chinese is not … Continue reading

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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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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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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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