Many thanks to Byron of Textura Design for hosting last night’s blogger party in Taipei. It was great to see some old and new faces there. IslaFormosa has a summary of the event. There is so much great stuff on Taiwan blogs this week that I have broken the links up into two sections. First, politics…
- Poagao attends a town meeting about development plans for Bitan.
- The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato on the dual role of Xinhua reporters in Taiwan.
- Stocks and Politics on the implications of a peace agreement.
- Claudia Jean on more signs of Taiwan becoming a one party state.
- Global Voices Online covers a Taiwanese artist’s battle with AIT.
- Michael Turton on Chinese labor in Taiwan.
- Cross-Strait Economics blog reports Hong Kong to open an office in Taipei.
Next photography, travel, movies and more.
- Darren photographs the Guting market.
- A Canadian Exchange Student loves Orz Boyz.
- James Tung captures the fireworks at Sun Moon Lake.
- Pinyin News has the rules for hyphen use in Pinyin.
- Andres reports on the first Taiwanese player in the NBA.
- Barking Deer on the Southern Cross Island Highway. Fili also reports on a trip there.
- Todd visits CKS land in Cihu.
- Oliver Wu has great photos of the Hope Parade.
Events: The Kaohsiung Film Festival is on from 24 October to 6 November. Bike Smiling is on Sunday 26 October. Meet at the Ren’ai Road gate of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall at 3:00pm. The Daniel Pearl Music Day is on Saturday 25 October at the Taipei Artists Village. And don’t forget the Bushman’s Blogtoberfest is happening in Hukou on Saturday 25 October.
Media: Feature in the Taipei Times by Loa Iok-sin on the Assembly Law. Taipei Times editorial on media freedom. Steven Crook writes about religious tourism. Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty seeks to advance the debate on abolishing the death penalty.