Pro-China Thugs Beat up Student Protestors

China Unification Promotion Party members scuffled with students who had protested, and shut down a concert at National Taiwan University in Taipei City yesterday, Sunday, September 24. During the altercation, one of the CUPP members used an extendable baton to hit at least two students. The students required hospital treatment, one for a 3cm head laceration. National University Downgraded to Municipal Level The students were protesting a concert held by the China New Song television series (official English name: Sing!

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Ministry of Education Website Hacked

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education website is unavailable at the time of writing due to a hack by a group calling themselves ‘Anonymous Asia’. The English language version residing on the subdomain¬†http://english.moe.gov.tw/ appears to be operating as normal. The ministry’s information division has stated that the hacks began Friday July 31, with another wave of attacks on August 1. Anonymous’ Asia division posted the website on their facebook page with the designation ‘Target’. One member, Anonymous31 stated (translated from Chinese) “It

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Free Massage for Protesters

A professional masseur has set up a free massage center at the Ministry of Education protest site. Student protesters are now in the third day of occupation after pushing down the razor-wire security fence and occupying the square on Thursday night. The visually impaired man is one of the many volunteers supporting the more than 100 protesters who are making a stand against a politically motivated alteration of Taiwan’s high school history curriculum.     Sources: CTi, SET

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