Friday, 25 June 2010

People Garbage

"In fact, the airport is the face of a country. Foreign tourists receive their first impression of a country at the airport. If our government cannot enforce its jurisdiction over illegal vendors in the international airport, how can the government convince the Taiwanese people and foreign visitors that Taiwan’s premier airport will be transformed into a first-class gateway to the Asia-Pacific any time soon?"
The thoroughly reprehensible concluding paragraph to a Taipei Times letter by Claire Wu. Ms Wu was writing in response to a news item about poor Taiwanese people successfully applying themselves to the problem of staying alive at Taoyuan International Airport.

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