Some delicacies out there on the blogs today…

  • Tim Johnson, Beijing correspondent, discusses Tom Christensen’s speech from yesterday that has stirred up so much commentary. Also weighing in was ROC the Boat. Feiren has a devastating assessment of Christensen’s speech.(Full text of Speech is online). And yes, I wish I’d been standing in the audience for that speech! In the Japanese media, Brad Glosserman, executive director of Pacific Forum CSIS, criticizes Taipei for criticizing the US for criticizing Taiwan.
  • nostalgiaphile blogs on the new director of his department.
  • Poagao goes to Okinawa by cruise ship, Part 1. Very much looking forward to part 2.
  • Michael K. does the Hukou Night Market.
  • Battlepanda blogs on weird articles in the media, including the Taiwanese wedgie.
  • Islaformosa asks whether the betel nut culture in Taiwan is really as carcingenic as some claim.
  • MEDIA: The Taipei Times has the latest on the UN referendum reaction. Pentagon wants to sell weapons to Taipei. More on that in a moment…