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Saturday, April 08, 2006

You go Walter!

Well, I don't know this guy in person but I think he's pretty cool with regard to this brilliant letter to the editor in Taipei Times: Taiwan needs marketing plan, a refreshing perspective with a business mind. Nice work, Walter Chung!


Anonymous Kanwa-Kyudai said...


What Walter Chung says is right. Propaganda is not a specialty only for China. Taiwan also needs it. You should promote more grass-roots exchange of people as well as more economic and cultural exchange with many countries. That is the best way for independent Taiwan to appeal effectively to more people all over the world.

The Japanese are relatively tolerant of anti-Japan propaganda made by the neighboring countries. On the other hand, regrettably we are not good at making propaganda internationally for ourselves. That is partly because of our poor command of English and traditional virtue(?) represented by the saying that silence is gold.

Both Taiwan and Japan have to become a little nervier and pushier. By the way, I am going back to Japan tomorrow and coming back to China at the end of this month. I am afraid that I will not be able to find enough time to visit your blog and post comments from Japan in spite of securing much time for drinking. Good by for now.

5:42 PM, April 09, 2006  
Blogger Jen said...


Oh yeah, I fully understand how important drinking is for doing business in Japan. And for your information, it is vital when you do business in Taiwan as well! Enjoy your trip back home... ;-)


11:29 AM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Nijmo said...

A marketing suggestion from the other side of the world (physically, but not in spirit): use the Olympics in 2 years in Beijing. Before and during the Olympics China cannot afford to act too ugly. They will be in a glass house, the whole world will be watching in a spirit of peace and brotherhood between people and countries (I am not claiming that it is sincere, but it exists). When China is blinded by the spotlights is a perfect time to promote your case of freedom, democracy and independance.

3:44 AM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lung has indicated herself as a pro-china figure when she was chief of Taipei Culture Agency unde Mayor Ma, then, she was ignorant of Taipei culture or Taiwan's. I am wondering if she can speak Taiwanese.

Ironically, she was this loud in/about Taiwan democracy,she was totally quiet about China and Germany where she lives and works.

8:48 AM, April 13, 2006  
Blogger Walter Chung said...

I just wanted to say thanks for the compliment. I am the author of that letter to the editor. I just happened to find your blog by accident and will continue to read it in the future. Unfortunately, my original letter was edited and shortened by the editors, so it lost some of its full force and effect. But, nevertheless, I think my message came across - Taiwan needs a marketing plan.

8:57 AM, April 18, 2006  
Blogger Jen said...

Nijmo, good suggestion! And thanks for being with us in spirit, although you are physically half an earth away from me.

Walter, it's a pleasure reading your article and having your comment here. I think Taiwan needs more like-minded people like you who take things in stride and propose to take proactive measures against the odds.

11:46 AM, April 18, 2006  

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