[quote=“Charlie Jack”][quote=“dulan drift”]All these projects are part of the BOT. Not sure what that stands for. . . .[/quote] I think it stands for Build-Operate-Transfer. I don’t know anything about it, but here are a couple of paragraphs on it: investopedia.com/terms/b/botcontract.asp
Wikipedia has an article on it, too.[/quote]
Thanks, that’s probably it, though there’s no talk of transferring - guess that was a case of ‘lost in translation’.
I thought maybe it stood for those, ‘Bastards Operating Taiwan’.
As for the weekend’s protest activity, I can now claim that i have participated in a human movement/dance performance, which was the centre-piece of the event. Even though my role was roughly equivalent to being the tree in the school play, I am still happy to chalk that up as a kind of artistic extremity that i didn’t think i would experience in this lifetime. There was also a human chain that extended along the beach perimiter of the building - it takes a fair few people to do that. And some singing of songs. By their nature, peaceful protests are, i admit, a bit on the gay side, but there was a lot of media there and a reasonable, if not quite a ‘people power’ dimention turnout, so i would say it was a success.
Anyway, this coming weekend, there’s another event happening - a grand finale - your more traditional music festival style with a few other performing arts thrown in for good measure. It’ll be a collection of the best local performers from around Taidong and even if you couldn’t give a shit about the BOT, then it would still be a good night.
The date: this Sun, July 10, beginning at 3pm until whenever.
The goal is to get 1000 people there - that seems pretty optimistic even by my standards, but we’ll see.
Heres’ a link to some of the media coverage for last weekend’s event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d14GClL278o