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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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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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‘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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A photo-filmic essay of the Sunflower Movement

Part One: The Approach by Trista di Genova / The Wild East Sunday morning, March 30, 2014. I was watching television in the Pingtung countryside at the loagong‘s. I saw how the streets around the legislature were filled with 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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Gangsters counter-protest student-occupied legislature

Via NTU (National Taiwan University) E News Forum A counter-protest against the students occupying the Legislative Yuan has been taking place this afternoon, with supporters of CSSTA claiming that student leaders Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting should be arrested for … 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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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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Letters from a tense Thailand

By Kevin MacCash (listen to his music here) Jan 23. Phuket is like Detroit. A city they built for a population that isn’t coming anymore. A faded beauty. Since the protests started the people are coming less and less and … Continue reading

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