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Lin Yi-han and Chi Po-lin appear on 2017 most-searched online names list
二零一七年十大熱搜新聞人物 林奕含、齊柏林離世 台灣最痛心

Screengrab of the Yahoo Kimo News Web site, taken Dec. 12.

Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times

As we begin counting the waning days of the year, Yahoo Kimo has announced its Top 10 list of people in news searches during 2017. Compared to last year, when international and Taiwanese politicians dominated the list, 90 percent of this year’s rankings were either talented Taiwanese who have left us or those who have figured in gossip stories.

There have been more people who will be sorely missed leaving us this year than usual. Top of the list is the talented writer Lin Yi-han, whose passing brought attention to a social issue, which contributed to her death, to the fore; second was director Chi Po-lin, who lost his life while documenting Taiwan. Sixth and seventh places went to Leslie Koo, who died following an accident, and Liu Wen-hsiung, who passed suddenly after being taken ill.

In addition to these, Chiu Hui-mei and Democratic Progressive Party Taipei City Councilor Tung Chung-yen were no. 3 and no. 10, respectively, for their roles in a sex scandal that shocked the nation. Fourth place was spiritual guru Master (“Seafood”) Miaochan, who hit the headlines for the huge donations followers give him, while two others, cram school teacher Chen Hsing, under a cloud of suspicion for his involvement in a sexual assault case, and Justin Lee, who was sentenced to 39 years in prison by the Taiwan High Court early in the year for sexual offences, made the top 10. Premier William Lai was the only politician in the Top 10 that hadn’t been involved in a scandal or suffered an untimely death.

(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)



Top 10 list of people in news searches, 2017

1.林奕含 Lin Yi-han

2.齊柏林 Chi Po-lin

3.邱惠美 Chiu Hui-mei

4.妙禪 Miaochan

5.陳星 Chen Hsing

6.辜成允 Leslie Koo

7.劉文雄 Liu Wen-hsiung

8.賴清德 William Lai

9.李宗瑞 Justin Lee

10.童仲彥 Tung Chung-yen



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