News about Taiwan

“Taiwan executes 6 murderers in island’s first use of the death penalty since March 2011” [Associated Press via The Washington Post; December 22, 2012]
“Taiwan: Broken promises as six executed” [Amnesty International; December 21, 2012]
There are two sides to the story to execute six inmates in Taiwan.

“Domestic skies: Taiwan” [routesonline.com; December 21, 2012]
“International skies: Taiwan” [routesonline.com; December 21, 2012]
“The airport perspective: Taiwan” [routesonline.com; December 21, 2012]
“The airline perspective: Taiwan” [routesonline.com; December 21, 2012]
A series of statistics on the airlines and airports of Taiwan. The top airport is Taipei Taoyuan Airport for international flights. The top airline for international flights is China Airlines (華航; the largest airline in Taiwan). The top international destination is Hong Kong International Airport.

“Foxconn buys a minority stake in US camera maker GoPro” [bbc.com; December 21, 2012]
“Foxconn plans camera gadgets with GoPro investment” [PC World; December 22, 2012]
A pretty cool addition to Hong Hai’s investments.

“Owning a home unattainable for many Taiwanese” [bbc.com; December 20, 2012]
Housing prices are skyrocketing and a lot of young people cannot afford to buy a home of their own.

“In passport kerfuffle, Taiwan is stickin’ it to China” [The Christian Science Monitor; December 18, 2012]
China decided to add Taiwan in the pages of its newest passport. This has led to citizen protests in Taiwan as well as some concern by Taiwanese leaders.

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