Links 26 January 2009

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Happy Niú Year!

Events: If you’re in the south of Taiwan there is still time to join the Aboriginal Invitational Live Music in Pingdong County on 26-27 January.

There are some interesting events coming up. Freak Out Beast is a free music event featuring 88 Balaz, Kou Chou Ching, White Eyes and Rabbit is Rich at the Red Theatre in Ximending on 31 January and 1 February. The Taipei Book Fair is on from 5-9 February (4 Feb trade only). Amnesty International is marking Red Hand Day with a documentary screening in Taipei on 12 February. The Bitan Music Festival is taking place on weekends from now until the end of March.

There are a number of events for the Lantern Festival (元宵節). In Taipei City it runs from 6-15 February at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Taipei City Hall. The 2009 Taiwan Lantern Festival is on at the Yilan County Sports Park from 9-22 February. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival (平溪天燈節) runs from 26 January to 9 February.

In the news: Taiwan scholars write their third letter on the erosion of justice and the GIO Minister responds. Michael Hsiao on saving Taiwan’s democracy. The Financial Times has a translation of an excerpt from Chen Shui-bian’s new book. Council of Grand Justices makes an important interpretation on lawyer-client confidentiality.

Michelle Obama’s ball gown was designed by Taiwan-born Jason Wu. LA Times article on betel nut beauties.

One thought on “Links 26 January 2009

  1. Hey David, the cow looks great and to think that I was THERE when you took the photo! Haven’t downloaded my snaps yet but if any are outstanding, you’ll see them. You are a great guide – 44C in Sydney upon arrival. Oh boy….

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