Angelica Oung
Hot takes on Taiwan from the Silicon Island’s #1 Neoliberal Shill
Created 09 Feb 2021
  • The night the lights went out in Guangdong
    02 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 10 6
    Yo, I don’t know how many energy reporters are reading this, but can I start by asking all y’all to STAHHHP describing every serious blackout as “the perfect storm?”Seriously, I’ve heard every single ...
  • 🇨🇳The Great Cancellation
    02 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 8 5
    There’s no getting cancelled like getting cancelled in China. Just ask actress and investor Vicki Zhao. That is, if you can track her down. Since Zhao got blacklisted on August 26th, not only have all...
  • The Lion and the Porcupine
    19 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 17 22
    The US withdrawal from Afghanistan has inevitably triggered some hasty and immature bed wetting about what this means for Taiwan. From a realpolitik point of view, this is utter nonsense. Leaving Afgh...
  • Top 10 Tokyo Olympic moments
    09 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 8 7
    I was one of the naysayers about the Tokyo Olympics. Not a vociferous one, just skeptical that hosting a giant sporting event in your country while it is still in the thralls of a major COVID crisis w...
  • So you want to do business in Taiwan...
    04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 8 5
    I was on the phone with Holly Chu, my favorite lawyer and all around badass, going over the grisly blow-by-blow of the current season of offshore wind farm development in Taiwan. COVID put a spanner i...
  • Taiwan’s Cute Power Playbook
    27 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 12 4
    While Team Japan and Team Taiwan (excuse me…Chinese Taipei) celebrated their respective Gold and Bronze medal wins in mixed doubles table tennis, the Chinese silver medalists stood stiffly off to one ...
  • 🇱🇹20 awesome things about Lithuania
    23 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 17 6
    So yesterday the country of Lithuania announced it is donating 20,000 doses of COVID vaccines to Taiwan in our hour of need. The significance of this donation goes way beyond the (tremendous) practica...
  • The Green/Blue line
    18 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 20 7
    As somebody who spent most of my formative years outside of Taiwan, I often describe myself as non-partisan or perhaps even apolitical. It’s not that I don’t care about politics or policy, in the Unit...
  • Lock it down, now
    05 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 15 17
    Having lived in a parallel universe where COVID doesn’t exist for all of 2020, Taiwan is now in the bizarre topsy-turvy situation of apparently speedrunning all of the world’s mis-steps regarding the ...
  • The Kind Omnivore
    04 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 9 5
    Oh hai there. Two non-Taiwan related posts in a row in Taipology? Yes, I am indeed a maniac. But I really want you to read this one, OK? Usually this is where I give you the party line about how the s...
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