I wanted to say more, but I shut my trap. I wrote a couple of articles on the hiker story myself and wanted to post a link and write "If you want to read about it in English..." but I'm strict on myself about the kinds of things I post after I have a few beers under me belt.
Liao's English is not that bad for a non native speaker, but he translates too true to the Chinese so it often comes off as awkward and mangled. English news media need reporters who can read Chinese, not translators.
Taiwan News was the pits after it went online only, and I wish I could find the screenshot I took of its page when it did so. However, just a few months ago I thought they had made quite a good comeback. Now it's going to crap again.
I read Turton's blog article, and Donavon's original piece on Facebook. The discussions they have generated raise a lot of interesting issues about global information age media vs the industrial model.
If the mods were to split this from the weather thread, it would make for a good discussion, but I don't want to derail the thread away from the weather.
Hey, didn't it rain today? My shoes got wet again.
I can't find the link now, but yesterday I read a group of Singaporeans insisted on hiking up Yushan despite warnings by police. Apparently the cops couldn't stop them because it wasn't a typhoon. I wonder how the hikers are feeling now...