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August 15, 2008

A Thought on the Beijing Olympics 2008 « China/Taiwan »

Nothing against China or Beijing or the PRC, but why did they call the stadium "The Bird's Nest"?

...cuz it looks like a chamber pot, to me.

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March 22, 2008

Ma Wins Taiwan Presidency; DPP Wallows in Confusion « China/Taiwan »

Reactions from That's Impossible pro-DPP Taiwan blog.

Reactions from Taiwan Matters pro-DPP Taiwan blog.

I think they're missing the point.

Chen owns the DPP right now. For the last 8 years, just about anything he said, the DPP did.

The DPP paid the price today. Hsieh would otherwise have been a decent candidate, but the DPP/Chen albatross around his neck ruined any chance.

In any case, the I think we'll see the DPP win some power back eventually. Much of Chen's failures in the last four years were because he simply couldn't understand he wasn't dealing with Jiang Zemin anymore; he was dealing with Hu Jintao, someone even better at splitting hairs to put the opponent at a disadvantage than Chen himself was. But some of Chen's failures were simply because Taiwan's socio-economic-political situation just isn't very good. When Ma fails at lots of stuff, too, people will begin to think maybe the DPP is a better choice, after all...

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