(Updated Note: See the bottom for the comment from Julia who helped @ the Department of International Affairs of DPP for the difficulties DPP is facing now.)
The DPP and pro-green camp are gonna launch a large scale protest against Ma Ying-jeou and his government on May 17.
I can't find any English statement anywhere. For such a large scale protest, it seems odd to me that the DPP doesn't seem to care about what the international media would think.
In fact, it seems to be the pattern. The most updated news appears in the News section is dated December 16 and 15, 2008, in DPP's official English and Japanese website, respectively -- when that in the Chinese version is updated daily. I have been checking that constantly for sometime, yet nothing is updated in those sections in the last 5 months. (Corresponding url links to the above pages are unavailable, 'cos the design of DPP's website makes all pages appear to have the same url. This is a very very bad design).
Has the DPP completely blocked out the the communication channel -- all by herself -- to the outside world ? When the KMT has dedicated a very active website KNN to communicate in English on a daily basis, how can the DPP gain any global support with a 5 months old website?
I worry about this because in the soon coming crash(es) between the green side and Ma government, without an official channel to communicate to the outside world, Ma and KMT are gonna take the lead of event interpretation, which will not only render the protest efforts wasted, but also put those participators in danger of being criminalized by KMT's single-sided and often faulty broadcasting.
I recalled how much the students in the Wild Strawberry Movement cared about the global opinion in the movement they started last November. Dedicated websites in several foreign languages were established. Is it true that students without any political experience can outperform the DPP in how an opposition movement should be done in this information era ?
At the mean time, the personal website of the DPP chairperson, Tsai Ing-wen, is quite active (AGAIN, NO ENGLISH OR JAPANESE). Some might think that she keeps herself up with the current of information technology by having a personal blog is a good thing. But, she is now the head of the DPP. By voicing her idea on her personal blog and thus drawing attentions to her own website but not to the DPP's, I wonder how good it is to the DPP.
Update: I just spotted Claudia Jean's article about Ma Ying-jeou's blog. The article is based on Billy Pan's exploration (荒唐!一個要花160萬的部落格) that Ma Ying-jeou is gonna spend NT$1,600,000 (US$48,800) taxpayers' money EVERY YEAR for his personal blog when a blog can be run and maintained for free.