Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Nantou County Government yesterday announced an initial land analysis on Cingjing Farm (清境農場), revealing that 20 percent of the land scope possesses a potential high risk from natural disasters; however, the result is very different from the Ministry of the Interior's (MOI) results of 46 percent, which the ministry revealed on Thursday.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden says changes in Asia are remaking the world. He says we're at a rare inflection point where we have a chance to bend history.
South Africans woke on Friday to a future without Nelson Mandela, and some said they feared the anti-apartheid hero's death could leave their country vulnerable again to racial and social tensions that he did so much to pacify.
Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said that in two weeks he will announce the names of the hostels located within the middle- to high-risk scope at Cingjing Farm (清境農場) of Nantou County.
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President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the mainland Chinese authorities did not consult with his administration before demarcating the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea, and that Beijing's unilateral actions were not conducive toward the bettering of cross-strait ties.
Tokyo approved a spending package worth almost US$54 billion on Thursday in a bid to offset a tax hike that comes into effect next year and which critics fear will derail Japan's economic recovery.
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned China on Thursday against escalating a dispute over an East China Sea air zone, adding that regional peace and stability were in Beijing's interests., 2 Comments
The first full-face transplant patients in the U.S. are growing into their new appearances -- literally.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
Organizations that objected to Detroit's bankruptcy separately asked the U.S. judge overseeing the case late on Wednesday to allow an appeal of the case to go directly to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.