Sorry for the confusion. The relevance to purchasing back copies of the China Post is that under my contract, the China Post owns the copyright on my articles. Hence, I can’t post my articles on the internet.
LACK OF DEFINITION: I am also troubled by the lack of a definition of continuous employment. I have talked to the CLA officials several times about this. They don’t have a definition.
Hence, it is similar to working with a court case. You make your own rationale, and then you try to persuade them to accept it. In this situation, you can make your own definition, then we can attempt to “sell” it to the CLA. Who knows, you might be doing the foreign community in Taiwan a great service by such an effort.
Based on this perception of the need to “provide your own definition”, my comments were that you have the option of providing tax-statements etc. (even though they are not required), you could also write a letter stating why you feel you should qualify for the 51.01.03 work permit, and offer other proof, etc.
Again, it would be similar to preparing a court brief, although without all the procedural details.
If you think you do qualify, then by all means prepare your paperwork. If necessary, I can accompany you to the CLA to pass it in directly to the officials involved, and discuss any problems on the spot.