Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou receives a model of an Apache attack helicopter from the Taiwanese army’s commander in chief Lee Shying-jow on Friday. Some suggest the island’s residents were expressing their unhappiness with the government of Mr Ma in choosing “fake” as their word of the year. Photograph: Taiwan military news agency handout/EPA

And the defining word in the self-ruled Chinese island of Taiwan for the year 2013 is . . . fake!“Jia” (fake) saw off “hei” (black) and “luan” (chaos)(...)