Early Taiwan Election Returns 2010

By Trista di Genova The Wild East Tomorrow’s Newspaper Today: Some early election returns in 5-city elections in Taiwan Highlights:Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) takes Tainan and Kaohsiung. Both parties held on to their strongholds. DPP didn’t do well in the industrialized North, a traditional KMT stronghold; but they held their

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Blues Bash No.7 brings the Mojo to Taipei

Get your mojo working this weekend as Taiwan’s True Blues Festival presents the cream of the crop of both international and local bands and has gathered several thousand enthusiastic music fans all around Taiwan. The Blues Bash is a cultural, educational and festive event organized by the Blues Society of

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The Story of Taiwan’s Legendary Little People

The Legend of the Pasta’ay in my own words By Sean Kaiteri [Editor’s note: This exclusive aims to lend historical insight into the Pasta’ay Festival of the Little People, taking place this coming weekend. Permission to reproduce this copyrighted material in any form lies with the author.] No one is

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Pan Africana sowing the seeds of Afro-beat in Taiwan

Interview with Pan Africana frontman “Rankin’ Kim” Douglas. By Trista di Genova The Wild East His voice is smooth as rum; his smile infectious and his manner at once mellow, engaging and humorous. There’s something inspirational, soothing about Kim Douglas’ very presence; in fact, it comes as no surprise to

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Disputed Islands a Flashpoint in a Greater Game

By Phillip Charlier The recent and ongoing dispute over the territorial sovereignty of the Diaoyu Tai/Senkaku islands is becoming one episode in a rapidly developing re-polarisation of the geo-politics of the Asia-Pacific region. Both the Republic of China (Taiwan) and People’s Republic of China agree that the islands, located 186

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Austrian trade rep: ‘Coming back to Taiwan an easy choice’

First published as part of Trista di Genova’s “Know Your Trade Rep” series, on the Foreign Community Page of The China Post, Feb. 9, 2009. NB: The current envoy is Dr. Walter Höfle Before coming to Taiwan as Austrian trade delegate in August 2002, Wolfram Moritz had a previous assignment

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Every Dog Has Its Day: The Case of Animals Taiwan

Animals Taiwan founder Sean McCormack wants Taiwan to become a model nation in animal control policy By Trista di Genova Special to The China Post Originally published in May 2007 “Everybody wants a perfect dog,” said Animals Taiwan founder Sean McCormack in an interview at the organization’s rescue shelter in

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Professor Chomsky coming to Taiwan: Exclusive mini-interview!

By Trista di Genova Wild East news desk Taipei — MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, celebrated linguist, philosopher and cognitive scientist, is visiting Taiwan next month to deliver a special lecture, “Contours of World Order: Continuities and Changes” at Academia Sinica, the nation’s premiere research institution, on Monday, August 9, and

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Taiwan 'English' newspapers struggling to stay afloat

By Trista di Genova The Wild East Op-ed On an island sporting a tiny foreign community of 500,000, all three English-speaking newspapers here — Taiwan News, Taipei Times and The China Post — are battling to stay alive amidst severe budget cuts and a dwindling readership. One might even question,

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Canadian brings power to the people with clean technologies

By Trista di Genova Staff Writer Toronto native Scott Phipps came to Taiwan with a mission. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in Communication and Development, he consulted governments, then worked with academia, NGOs and international organizations – and the private sector. “As impetus

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