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A few Harsh Truths, and from Hille

Sometimes when life gives you want you want, you get it from the most unexpected directions. For quite some time I’ve been complaining that Kathrin Hille of the Financial Times has an unfortunate bias — intentional or otherwise — in favor of the KMT. I’ve also been bitching that there has been no mention at [...]

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Chen, Suicide, and 2-28

Ma Ying-jeou, indicted embezzler and alleged student spy, said something quite interesting yesterday while attacking President Chen:
While urging the government to focus its efforts on taking care of public livelihood, Ma promised to work on improving the domestic economy and to push for social harmony if elected as president.
“More than 23,00 people commit [...]

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Okinawan Deaths in 2-28

Taiwan News tells the fascinating tale of the killings among the Okinawan community in Taiwan during 2-28.

At that time, traders and fisherman came from Okinawa to Taiwan unaware of the chaos that the February 28th uprising against the then KMT governor general Chen Yi had caused. As a result, many became embroiled in the 228 [...]

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Brookings Symposium on 2-28

Gerrit van der Wees from FAPA passed this around. Wish I could go!
Dear friends in TaiwanFocus,
To commemorate the 60th anniversaty of 228 incident of 1947, FAPA and the Brookings Institution have organized a 228 Symposium titled “Looking Back, Moving Forward”on Thursday, February 22nd, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.. The Symposium will be held at the [...]

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