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Dec 8, 2011

Chinese rafter seeks Taiwan democracy, finds custody

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Chinese man claiming he wanted to see Taiwan’s democracy in action paddled for seven hours on a raft made of styrofoam and bamboo from a beach in China to one of Taiwan’s outlying islands, only to find himself arrested for illegal entry.

Guo Zhiyong, 35, from China’s westernmost Xinjiang Province, was found on Taiwan-controlled Kinmen Island, about 2 km (a mile) off the Chinese coast, early on Wednesday morning, Taiwan’s coastguard said on Thursday.

Jul 1, 2011

Rest in peace in unusual Taiwan campground

By Christine Lu

YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters Life!) – For those in search of an unusual camping experience this summer, a Taiwan cemetery offers a nice view, great feng shui and a natural chill.

Sakura Cemetery Park, a 45-hectare graveyard in Yilan County in Taiwan’s northeast, has become one of the country’s most popular campsites, allowing campers to pitch their tents in a parking lot right beside the tombs.

Jun 3, 2011

Taiwan magician survives burial stunt

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwan magician who had himself buried alive under tonnes of dirt, leaving only his hand free, successfully reached his goal of enduring for 100 hours despite an apparent panic attack only three hours after beginning.

The young man, known only by his stage name of “Igo,” entered a phone booth on Sunday night and was covered with 3.6 tonnes of dirt.

Jun 3, 2011

Abracadabra! Taiwan magician survives burial stunt

By Christine Lu

TAIPEI (Reuters Life!) – A Taiwan magician who had himself buried alive under tonnes of dirt, leaving only his hand free, successfully reached his goal of enduring for 100 hours despite an apparent panic attack only three hours after beginning.

The young man, known only by his stage name of “Igo,” entered a phone booth on Sunday night and was covered with 3.6 tonnes of dirt.