Eryk Smith – “The system worked; there was no violence, there wasn’t a coup, it figured itself out.”

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The Conversation:

Eryk Smith has worked for a local magazine, an English-language newspaper, ICRT, and now as a freelance writer/ journalist/ DJ.  We talked about coming to Taiwan at a young age, growing up, third culture kids, the changes he has seen, and his overall perspective of Taiwan.

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Did you get the opportunity to live in other places in Taiwan?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Eryksmith0081.mp3|titles=Eryksmith0081]

What other changes have you seen over the last twenty years?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Eryksmith0082.mp3|titles=Eryksmith0082]

What is one thing that you would change about Taiwan?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Eryksmith0083.mp3|titles=Eryksmith0083]

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