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Taoyuan

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Councilwoman Blames Own Panel for Irvine Sister City's Demise

    The Irvine Sister City Foundation--which has helped make Irvine a truly international city thanks to successful partnerships with with Tsukuba, Japan, Hermosillo, Mexico, and Taoyuan, Taiwan--voted to dissolve last night. Despite the denials of Irvine Mayor Suhkee Kang, an Irvine City Coun ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 20, 2006

    Letters

    'He is smart enough to realize if he didnt get out then, he may have awoken a fortysomething with crazy-colored hair and a tattoo of dragons circle jerking'

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Twisted Sister City

    Irvine shanghais Taiwan

  • Columns

    June 29, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 21 - June 27

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Now I'm No Lawyer

    But it seems to me Irvine is in violation of the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979. The TRA set up diplomatic-ish relations between the US and the Republic of China on Taiwan. Instead of an embassy we have the American Institute in Taiwan, and whenever China drops a missile off Taiwan's coast we're requi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2006

    Irvine Wants Communist $$$ for the Great Park?

    The controversy surrounding Irvine's new "Sister City" relationship with Communist officials in Shanghai and the bizarre snub of democratic Taiwan began with numerous "irregularies," including breaches of protocol, "odd" outside influences and possible "deliberate deception," according to a June 21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Irvine Tells Taiwan Where to Krom It

    Irvine Mayor Beth Krom just might be unmade in Taiwain. As reported in OC Register's blog and print edition, as well as The Blotter, Irvine recently set up a sister-city in China, after agreeing to ignore Taiwanese sovereignity. They can't partake in Taiwanese National Day celebrations and civic lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2006

    Irvine Offends Thousands of Its Citizens

    An Orange County Grand Jury recently decided that the Irvine City Council is trying to hijack the Great Park, and that the OC Board of Supervisors (who initially approved of Irvine's actions) might look into litigation in order to return control of this huge local resource to the county itself. Irvi ... More >>

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