London 2012: Taiwan compete reluctantly under flag... →
Taiwan ≠ Chinese Taipei an effectively independent island state of 23m people is obliged to compete under a made-up name, with a similarly artificial flag and anthem. I really hate that Chinese Taipei flag. It makes people thing that somehow Taiwan is still connected to China. Some people might even think we are a Chinese province like Hong Kong. Unfortunately China is so powerfully...
天母古道 Tienmu Trail (hiking) →
A fine little trail in the Tienmu area. There are lots of stairs but it then levels off into a nice covered trail. There is even an old man that runs a small cafe/restaurant at the top. If you walk to the end of the trail you will reach the Chinese Culture University.
Model protests Taiwan flag removal with naked... →
I love Taiwan! Do you? Huang Shih-ting, a 23-year-old model based in Hsinchu in northern Taiwan, decided to show her support for her country after the flag of the Republic of China — the official name of Taiwan — was removed from a row of national flags raised over Regent Street in central London on July 24. The flag was replaced with that of Taiwan’s Olympic committee a few days later,...
London 2012 Olympics: Foreign office takes over in... →
Seems something is missing here! Where is the Taiwanese flag? OH SORRY China!….I mean “Chinese Taipei”, whatever that means. The red and green (ed: actually blue!) emblem of the Asian island was removed from a display of 206 national colours in the heart of the West End amid concern it would upset the Chinese. Oh boo hoo! We can’t upset the sensitive Chinese. The...