My sincerest condolences go out to the friends and family of #LeeTenghui. This man epitomizes much of what is so special about #Taiwan: Born in Japanese-ruled Taiwan and partly educated in #Japan, he was the first #KMT chair of Taiwanese origin, and he was a key figure in ending the one-party rule of this party and in the transition to #democracy.
In short: Larger than life. May he rest in peace. #RIP
With the opening of the #Dagang bridge that connects #Kaohsiung's #Pier2 art district with the Pier 3 area, #Taiwan's southern-most large city has a new attraction for tourists who want to discover the harbor area. Add the public transport that is pretty convenient, and you're up for a proper experience in Taiwan's gate to the world. #tourism #travel
Great image from yesterday in #London: A #BLM activist carries away some rightwing extremist scum. Those knuckle-draggers had come to London to protect statues of slave owners, slave traders and actors of imperial crimes but ended up attacking the #Police and pissing on a memorial plate for a cop killed in a terror attack instead. Truly Britains finest being carried away. #racismbeatit
Cops need to be held accountable, and their use of force needs to be appropriate at all times. Neither of the two seems to be the case in Buffalo.
From silencing doctor #LiWenliang and others (December 2019) to not answering questions from #Taiwan regarding a novel virus similar to SARS (December 31st) to denying person-to-person infections all the way to January 31st, #China was not fully transparent. China tried to keep its face - and landed squarely on it instead.
But please do me one giant favor and do not call this «the Tesla of e-Bikes».
It has nothing to do with that cranky car salesman who likes to embarrass his poor son for the rest of the kid's life with an utterly silly name.
But it has a lot of what I want to see as a nice in e-bikes that have become more and more bulky, ugly and heavy in recent years, offering crazy battery capacity that comes with added weight.
With a carbon frame and fork, clean lines, one gear and a belt drive, these pups weigh in at 12 to 12.5 kgs and rely on the Eeyo Smartwheel in the rear for support: The bulky hub houses the motor, the battery and the sensors. Yes, the battery is small, but this e-bike is built for #urban traffic. Finally a brand really going for the less is more approach! #bikebiz
Time to give the people of Kaohsiung a say on the fate of their populist mayor who'd rather be president. #Taiwan
What a shameful #opinion piece by the #SCMP on the very day when #Zhongnanhai decided to kill #onestatetwosystems and the #freedoms and #cvivicrights of the people in #Hongkong
This is a day of #infamy - this is the beginning of the end of Hong Kong as a globally significant #business and #finance center. #standupforhongkong
There's one big difference in how #authoritarian states on one hand and transparent #democracies working under the #ruleoflaw and with #mediafreedom on the other hand deal with the #pandemic caused by the #Wuhan-type #Coronavirus: authoritarian regimes prioritize political decisions over epidemiological facts. As when #China declared its victory in the people's war against the virus.
The new kids in the top10 of the #Coronvirus charts are #Russia, #Brazil and #Turkey. All three ruled by authoritarian leaders (Putin, Bolsonaro and Erdogan) with little regard for sciences. You know, this virus does not seem to follow orders or to be impressed by loud talk. A clear message from the government, a set of instructions that can be followed in everyday life and citizens that feel motivated to limit the damage: That's what keeps this virus at bay. #Covid19
I can't believe my eyes really seeing images of overcrowded #metro carriages in #London. Only a very few are wearing face masks. Daily case numbers are still developing in the wrong direction in the #UK, so easing restrictions is a really bad idea. Nope, #BoJo clearly has not learnt his lesson from his stay at #ICU and still plays with the lives of English people. #Coronavirus via birdie network, @adamparkersky
You really could not make the following shit up: When asked for sources for their outlandish claim that the #pandemic of the #Wuhan-type #Coronavirus in fact is a global plot of #BillGates and some other evil masterminds to make the world population sick and force it to accept a vaccination after, the answer is: «Just search for "pill Bill" on #YouTube, it will open your eyes.»
Bought of box of 50pcs of #facemasks for the first time in my life. Bit annoying to see that they're made in #China as I have zero wish or inclination to reward #Beijing economically for causing a bloody #pandemic. Too bad there were no facemasks that were made in #Taiwan.
Eating, breathing and thinking bicycles - and yes, riding them and writing about it. Frequent visitor and lover of Taiwan, based in Switzerland.
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