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Nuclear Waste Out of Lanyu: Indigenous Indignation in Taiwan Seen through Guan Xiao-Rong’s Photographs via Trans Asia Photography Review

Lanyu, a small Pacific island southeast of Taiwan, is the home of some five thousand Tao (or Yami) indigenous inhabitants and a few Han[1] Taiwanese residents. Although Lanyu has long been proud of its beautiful natural environment and traditional Yami … Continue reading

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Activists demand survey of Lanyu radiation levels via Taipei Times

PARADISE LOST?Professors warn that radiation levels pose a threat to both residents and visitors of the island and may cause cancers and cardiovascular diseases Environmentalists yesterday called on the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) to conduct a thorough survey around Lanyu … Continue reading

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FEATURE: Lanyu’s residents grudgingly accept nuclear storage via Taipei Times

The Tao Aborigines of Lanyu (蘭嶼) — also known as Orchid Island — are once again taking to the streets to voice their opposition to a nuclear storage facility on their island, calling for its immediate removal. While it may … Continue reading

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