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Beijing’s hidden ads in Taiwan media

China is attacking Taiwan with a new war of words. But it’s not the ballistic, missile-rattling rhetoric of years past. Now it’s the sweet oily stuff of the post-2008 cross-Strait detente era: flattering words from Beijing, about Beijing, disguised in Taiwan’s media as straight hard news coverage.

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Taiwan’s Want Daily wants a piece of China

That axiom is driving an upstart Taiwan daily newspaper’s coverage of mainland China. The Want Daily, one morsel in a giant food production firm, is bearing broader business interests in mind as it reinvents Taiwan’s normally standoffish coverage of its erstwhile foe on the other side of the Strait.

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Mainland clowns on Taiwan TV

Taiwan has known for a decade or two, before the rest of the world figured it out, that mainland China was a place to save money on factory work or make it by selling mass-manufactured stuff. More than 750,000 Taiwanese and their families live in China and do just that.

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Li Ao’s son enrolls in Peking University

Yesterday marked the start of the school year. Today, many front pages show students - Shanxi Evening News featured the son of Li Ao (李敖), the Taiwanese political commenter and essayist, who had enrolled in Peking University.

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Hu Shi on “Tolerance and freedom”

Never burned at the stake (Wikipedia) Hu Shi published “Tolerance and freedom” in 1959, the year in which the KMT began persecuting ideological dissidents and suppressing criticism of the government. According to Professor Chou Chih-p’ing of Princeton University, the essay … Continue reading

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You say guoyu, I say putonghua

Dodolook, a girl from Guilin whose online videos became famous in China in 2006, is still around. In this new video, she compares Mandarin vocabulary as spoken in Taiwan with that of the Mainland.

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Even Taiwan superstars busk?

Taiwan popstar cum DJ cum Super Band member Chang Chen-yue (张震岳), or A-Yue (阿岳) was spotted yesterday busking at Deshengmen subway in Beijing. He will headline the Zebra music festival in Chengdu this weekend.

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Kangxi is Coming: impressions on a popular Taiwan TV show

Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) presents a flagship entertainment show, Kangxi is Coming (康熙来了), produced under the company Gin Star Entertainment (金星娱乐), is shown on Taiwan Cti TV Monday to Friday at 10pm. The show has been shown attention by mainstream mainland media, and its presenters, Dee Hsu and Kevin Tsai (蔡康永) were on the cover of February’s Esquire (时尚先生) magazine.

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China denies prefab housing formaldehyde rumor

Fan Liqing, spokesperson of the Taiwanese Affairs Office denied the rumor that the prefab housing China donated to Taiwan contains dangerous level of formaldehyde.

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Mainland tourist pleads ignorance in Taiwan graffiti episode

Beijing Times: Mainland Chinese tourist apologize for his autograph inscription.

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