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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‘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 to

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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 Pact with China, which many view as ‘selling out’ to

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Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim tackling some tough questions

By Trista di Genova / The Wild East, political beat The Breakfast Club really outdid itself this time, inviting DPP Legislator Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴) to speak at its monthly gathering on July 27. Hsiao discussed the life and work of Taiwan legislators and addressed major issues facing the foreign community,

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Detained Briton’s family ‘praying for leniency’

The Wild East Thursday morning began with a court hearing at Taipei District Court for ‘David’, a Briton who’s been in a detention center near Taipei for 3 months during the investigation of another expatriate who fled Taiwan August 11. ‘David’ — Chris Churcher — appeared pale but said afterwards

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Corruption of secretary-general undermines entire Ma administration: opposition

By Tsuei Hsiao-hu / The Wild East / Politics Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 With his face covered by a gauze mask, an expressionless Lin Yi-shih (林益世) was spirited by cover of night into the back seat of an unmarked police vehicle among a crowd of outraged onlookers. Members of the

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