What it’s like working at The China Post

Trista di Genova-CHANG, Wild East magazine, Taiwan Bureau Chief I’ve worked as a newspaper/radio & TV journalist for many years. So let me tell you all about what it was like working at The China Post, as an example of how lame the media actually is. The China Post hails itself

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Taiwan re-elects Pres. Tsai Ing-wen — by another landslide!

Tsai’s entire career trajectory could be described as a ‘Rampage of Firsts’, shattering glass ceilings as she rose through the ranks of Taiwan society By Trista di Genova-CHANG, The Wild East magazine Foreign observers & Taiwanese alike view Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen as a BIG POSITIVE! That must be why

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WE STAND STRONG W/HONG KONG!

By Trista di Genova, Editorial Desk WE admire Hong Kongers’ courage in standing up against Bully China; and fondly reminisce about when Taiwan students peacefully colonized the Taiwan Legislature in the 2014 Sunflower Movement! 🙂 When Hong Kong people recently made a series of bold moves to protest a new

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Why I’ve Never Been to China (& prefer Taiwan)

Wild East Editorial / By Trista di Genova When I’m ‘stateside’ in the U.S., people first — almost invariably — make the mistake of thinkin’ I’m talkin’ ’bout THAILAND. Guess it’s ’cause bein’ one of the world’s WORST in geography skills, we Yanks usually don’t know the difference between the

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Compared to U.S., Taiwan police are teddy bears

By Trista di Genova I can now say from personal experience how much I prefer and appreciate lovely Taiwan po-lice officers! I’ve always thought they are SO nice, like teddy bears even, espesh compared to our Robo-Cops in America! Today, whilst responding to an elementary misunderstanding regarding forwarding my tenant’s

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Anti-Nuclear Protests Mark Anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster

Thousands of people braved the cold and rain around Taiwan today, Saturday March 12, 2016, the day after the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to protest against the continuing reliance on nuclear power, the plan to develop a fourth nuclear reactor, and the use of Orchid Island as

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The Great Ugly Monkey Controversy

Taipei residents are somewhat embarrassed, and slightly disgusted by the Taipei City Government’s choice of mascot for this year’s lantern festival. The ‘monkey-gourd’ uses the monkey theme to celebrate the Year of the Monkey, and the shape of a gourd to symbolize fertility. Artist Lin Shu-min (林書民) was inspired by

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Tainan Earthquake: News from the Front

By Sean Kaiteri My love affair with Taiwan has been reconfirmed… Old Taiwan may possibly have dropped the ball, Mother Nature exasperated the problem, but New Taiwan certainly has hit those issues for six or hit the ball well the f&*#k out of the park for a touch down:) Mixed

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Pro China Party Ousted: Taiwan Votes for Democratic Peoples’ Party

As expected, the long awaited election for a new president and legislature has seen a resounding defeat for the pro-Chinese-reunification party. After many years of a lame-duck presidency, and a parliament marked by corruption scandals and in-fighting among the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party, the people of Taiwan have decided its

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Man of the People: Taipei’s Quirky new Mayor

The Taipei Mayoral election is always an intense contest between Taiwan’s two main political parties, the Chinese Nationalist KMT, and the Democratic Progress Party (DPP). The seat is considered a stepping stone to the Presidency. Former Presidents Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, and incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou, all served as Taipei

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