Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Video the vote in Taiwan!

There is an effort to duplicate the CNN-Youtube partnership that brought questions from netizens to the American primary election presidential candidates. The site Peopo.com is spearheading the effort in partnership with other media entities. More information here.

Having felt the nascent power of and feeling of community from foreign bloggers in Taiwan through the recent get-together in Hsinchuang (and through on-going and growing contact online), I now feel strongly that foreigners should try to participate more fully in society and communities here. We should have a voice.

As such, I encourage you to consider recording a video question for DDP candidate, Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) and his Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) rival Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九). If you need help with the Chinese on the site, I can help you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

dunno anybin 'bout taiwanese politicks to help you out. solly. mebbe next time. now, does bikkhim hsiao need to find a new job, or can she stay where she is?

Boyd R. Jones said...

Not sure. I think Ms. Hsiao has to find new work of some sort since the DPP lost the recent Legislative Yuan elections.

Anonymous said...

hmm. i wonder what bik-him will do now. she's kept a rather low profile since all the rumors of corruption about the outgoing president, whatever his name is. didn't she go to some small liberal arts college in the u.s. somewhere? sumpin like overland college? heard she was real bright. speaks english, chinese, and japanese. spunky personality. real nice. had spunky pan-asian friends, too. lived in a dorm full of pan asians and asian americans and white asiaphiles. dunno where i heard this. mebbe it's just a bunch of cooked up juicy gossip by her adversaries who did not like small liberal arts colleges in the u.s. sigh...

Anonymous said...

hey, i read that ms. hsiao left office in february and was planning to take a break from politics and travel to south america. it appears that she has gotten over her teenaged crush on the british pop singer george michael.