Sunday, March 4, 2007

What's in a name ?

The government has been stepping up efforts to drop the word "China" from many [state run] companies and organisations.
The newly renamed Taiwan Post Office last week issued the first stamps bearing the name "Taiwan" on the 60th anniversary of the 228 incident.
Looks like the Chiang Kai-shek memorial will soon become the Taiwan Democracy Park. The goverment wants to tear down the walls around the park; the city government says officials need their approval first; could be a legal battle ahead.
I've not been keeping this blog up-to-date recently, but the British band Muse played at the Spirit of Taiwan Concert (see previous entry) and were amazing. They have sold out concerts at Wembley Stadium...but at Taiwan's Chunghsan soccer stadium, there was plenty of space for more crowds. I think the lack of publicity (a nervous Warner music record company anxious about the political overtones and China's reaction) was the reason. Too bad; they missed out on one of the best bands I've seen live in a long time.


Twiggy said...

Muse came to Malaysia last week, and I went to their concert. Simply awesome :)

caro said...

They were...such fantastic musicians - great vocal range; and such a slick show