Filipina women workers in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, have been
locked in battle with the China Times Weekly (CTW), one of the country’s
three top circulation newspapers, over a racist and sexist article it
ran on 7th March - the day before International Womens’ Day.
A flurry of diplomatic initiatives and counter-initiatives from Taiwan’s
sharply divided political establishment – the anti-independence pan-blue
bloc and formally pro-independence pan-greens – has shifted the
cross-strait issue (i.e. relations with China) into overdrive.