The Taiwanese Fight Fire With Wire

They're using the Web to protest Chinese bullying

Many university students in Taiwan know him only as "the Webmaster." J.B. Lin, a 29-year-old PhD candidate in economics at Michigan State University, stays incognito while using the Internet as a weapon against China's missile tests. The Taiwanese-born Lin recently came up with a hard-hitting World Wide Web page called "China, Keep Your Bloody Hands Off Taiwan." With its bold graphics and abundance of military, historical, and political data, the site is a one-stop cybershop for anyone sympathetic to Taiwan. "Everybody needs better access to information about what is happening and what they can do about it," says Lin. "I want to be a communications center."

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