Links 16 March 2009

News: Meggie Lu has a feature article in the Taipei Times on the history and legal issues of the Songshan Tobacco Factory site. Environmentalist activists criticise the government for lack of action. Amis from Taoyuan clash with police in protest. Legislators concerned about HSR debt problem. Women’s group seeks end to adultery law. Former KMT member running as an independent wins Miaoli by-election.

GIO Minister Su Jun-pin (蘇俊賓) responds to Freedom House article. The Freedom House article is here. Johnny Neihu discusses a review of NSC chief Su Chi’s book in the Taiwan Review. The book review in question is here.

College entrance test shows poor English skills. Taiwanese women are not satisfied with their sex life. Beijing proposes pie in the sky cross-strait rail project.

Events: Taipei Cycle is on at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Centre from 17-20 March. TaiSPO, the sporting goods show, is on from 19-22 March at the World Trade Centre in the Xinyi District of Taipei.

U-Theatre (優人神鼓) are performing The Mountain Dawn at the National Theatre from 20-22 March. Tickets available from