Taiwan or Republic of China: How to Address Formosa in Snail-Mail

When using postal services to send something to Taiwan, how should one address the country? Whether you write Taiwan or R.O.C. (Republic of China), the mail usually reaches the recipient. Recently, someone carried out an interesting experiment to see if there was a difference in the time it takes for

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Taiwan… Unplugged!?

By Rebecca Kehl You know those days when the power goes out and your fridge stops working and waters dripping from the freezer and there’s no air-con and it’s like +35 C? And you try to plug in your computer cuz it’s low on battery cuz you need to send that

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Impressions of Saisiyat tribe’s Ritual of the Little Black People

Trista di Genova / The Wild East / Culture Every two years the Saisiyat tribe in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, hold the Ritual of the Little Black People (矮靈祭, ǎi líng jì). This year, it took place Dec. 1-3, in a remote mountainous village in Wufeng Township. The following is my

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Rendezvous with writer Philippe Adam

By Trista di Genova The China Post Philippe Adam, a visiting writer and scholar from Paris, will be reading excerpts in French from some of his recent works at Le Pigeonnier, the only French bookstore in Taipei, on Saturday afternoon. Monsieur Adam is a writer-in-residence in Taiwan, conducting research for

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