If recent warnings that China may be caught in a Japan-style liquidity trap are any indication of anything, with China’s economic slowdown and the failure of state stimulus to generate new returns, such developments such not really be so surprising
On July 30th, the Taichung-based arts magazine White Fungus held Depopulate 06, the release party for the fifteenth issue of the magazine at Korner in Taipei. After the party, New Bloom interviewed White Fungus editor Ron Hanson on August 6th
A recent music video titled “Oh My God” by Malaysian rapper Namewee and well-known Taiwanese hip hop group 911 has drawn controversy for its depiction of Muhammad, gambling, drinking, and carrying a toy gun
In the case of recent conflict between environmental and labor groups in mid-August regarding a coal power plant in Changhua, there would seem to be no easy answers. Namely, whatever the outcome, either the environment suffers, or there is a loss of jobs in the area
On August 16th, a college student was violently assaulted as he left the courtroom sentencing for torture and murder of an animal. In the chaos that ensued, a police vehicle was overturned, a bailiff suffered burns on his leg from being pressed against an exhaust pipe as the crowd of about fifty swarmed the defendant, and another bailiff had her foot run over by a car. This was in stark contrast to the civilized demonstration held by animal rights activists earlier in the morning.