Month: June 2017

“BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE” DIRECTOR KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

Red Brick Daily Chi Po-lin died trying to help us better see, appreciate and conserve this island we all love. The era of drone filming could mean that Director Chi — and two others who died in a helicopter crash in Hualien County over the weekend — might well be some of the last to lose their lives as aerial documentary photographers, but Chi’s outstanding work will never be forgotten — “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above” (看見台灣) is a rare gem … if you haven’t seen it, click the link below for a 27-minute ‘intro’:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLvD8UuKsig&t=1s   The Central...

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E-SCOOTER C.E.O. DESCRIBED AS ‘ANAL’ AND ‘GENIUS’ — IS THIS GUY TAIWAN’S STEVE JOBS?

Red Brick Daily You’ve probably started seeing them all over the place. You’re idling at a light when a sleek, silent scooter pulls up. Its logo reads “GOGORO”. This isn’t an ad for the company. Gogoro is getting press due to the incredible good fortune and or good leadership of Horace Luke, who’s taken Gogoro global and in the span of two years — claimed the lion’s share of Taiwan’s electric scooter market. The China Post reports: ” Gogoro’s first financial annual report since going public showed that it made 60 percent of the 20,000 electric scooters sold in Taiwan. Gogoro’s sales...

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WANTED SUSPECT HIDES FOR 24 YEARS … GETS BUSTED FOR RUNNING RED LIGHT

Red Brick Daily SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO close … but no cigar. CNA reports: “A 63-year-old Taiwanese man, who has been wanted on fraud charges for 24 years, was caught running a red light in Kaohsiung City on Monday, just one year before the statute of limitations on his alleged crimes runs out, the police said that day.  The man, surnamed Chang, was arrested in Lingya District after running a red light on his scooter, Kaohsiung police said.”  ...

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DRUGS ARE ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’ PROBLEM FOR TAIWAN, SAYS GOV’T

Red Brick Daily A whopping 48% of inmates in local prisons are there for some reason related to drugs — says the gov’t … which continues to spout rhetoric but has yet to begin any sort of modern drug law reform polices. Instead, a law was passed recently requiring hotels or any other establishment to report on people they suspect of drug use … or face huge fines. Tell us on FB what you think Taiwan should do about its drug problem ——————————————————————– Synthetic drug abuse on the rise in Taiwan: FDA 2017/05/31 17:53:50   “In 2000, cases related to abuse...

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