Just really quickly, and since our quotes to a reporter from a major news outlet never seemed to make it in his big story, we think there is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too much emphasis on what the mainland tourists can buy and spend here, as opposed to the freedoms they can see firsthand here. Yes, we know all about that government-organized tour for the foreign press, the one where they spent three hours showing everyone how well-stocked the Taoyuan airport’s duty-free stores were with Taiwan souvenirs. Kinda sad.
So, Mr. Ying, why don’t you take off you Gucci sunglasses and check out how the Internet here isn’t censored? Or that you can say what’s on your mind without worrying about being arrested? (Wow–speaking out your opinion without being arrested, how’s that for development?) You pathetic, shallow, $@%*! Happy Olympics!