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Intellectuals protest against culture nominee


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disaffected writers and other intellectual figures took their protest against Taipei City’s expected nominee for cultural affairs chief to the office...full story
updated 2014-12-18 06:41 PM
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Intellectuals protest against culture nominee

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disaffected writers and other intellectual figures took their protest against Taipei City’s expected nominee for cultural affairs chief to the office....Fullstory

2014-12-18 06:41 PM

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