A flurry of diplomatic initiatives and counter-initiatives from Taiwan’s
sharply divided political establishment – the anti-independence pan-blue
bloc and formally pro-independence pan-greens – has shifted the
cross-strait issue (i.e. relations with China) into overdrive.
Filipina women workers in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, have been
locked in battle with the China Times Weekly (CTW), one of the country’s
three top circulation newspapers, over a racist and sexist article it
ran on 7th March - the day before International Womens’ Day.