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 itselfRead more
media issues in Taiwan, China and the Far East
‘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 people say. On the way to Taipei, now, and toRead more
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 turned out to be 500,000 people. The Laogong was visiblyRead more
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 Pact with China, which many view as ‘selling out’ toRead more
Lawyer Billy Chen speaks at Breakfast Club
The Wild East / Peace & Justice Taiwan’s media have turned from the Zane Dean case to Lin Yi-shih, and now the Philippine Row. What makes this poignant and ironic is (for those who remember) a number of years ago, a Taiwanese gangster was sentenced to jail; he complained ofRead more
Thanks for making The Wild East ‘most social blog’ in 2011!
Voting is closed for Taiwanderful’s Best Blog in Taiwan 2011! Thanks to all of you who voted us Best Blog two times before. : -) You went to this link and made it a tradition. We particularly enjoy Richard Saunders’ Off The Beaten Track travel blog, and Steven Crooks’ siteRead more
W.E. bagged our 2nd Best Taiwan Blog award!
Thanks for your vote. Every year Taiwanderful.net’s competition for Best Blog in Taiwan gets tougher; we won in the award’s first year, 2008. This year we got more votes than ever (149), but an upstart competitor (!), My Kafkaesque Life, busted a nut as the underdog, somehow clocking an incredibleRead more
Editor’s note: In Taiwan there is actually a TV station called “TVBS”. This piss-up was written in honor of the first television station to be up front about what they’re really all about. Dear TVBS, TVBS is always on the scene. There is never an incident of worldwide importance notRead more
Typhoon Bloody Warning for British People
By David Johnson The Wild East Just ‘got wind’ of the AIT’s (American Institute in Taiwan) typhoon warning for U.S. citizens. Bloody hell, don’t Americans make a big deal out of everything? Next they’ll be making a Hollywood movie out of all this rain. Warnings like this only make peopleRead more
Taiwan News goes totally digital, dudes.
by Anonymous Reporter for The Wild East Taiwan News, a publication that claims a history of more than 60 years will cease publishing its English language newspaper this week, two days from the time of writing, on Thursday 30 September 2010. The good news is: it is still available onRead more