Monday, March 23, 2015
After reading the editorial regarding the Sunflower Movement, I feel compelled to put my two cents in. How many times have we heard “Sonny, we are so proud of you!
Sunday, March 22, 2015
I've been contemplating the mix of East and West that we find increasingly prevalent in Taiwan life.
Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in U.S. domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence of the fundamentalist Islamic regime in Tehran.
When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras first sat down with top European officials in the middle of the night on Thursday to discuss his country's economic woes, the atmosphere appeared almost light-hearted.
Since winning the election at the end of 2014, the nonpartisan politician and now Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has always attracted public attention. Here comes the question: There are and have been hundreds of mayors in every part of Taiwan, so why is Ko singled out all the time? Above all, certain words in his speeches are as if “under the sun;” closely watched by Taiwanese media.
Based on the fact that every single person tells lies, can we really believe what the suspect declares? On March 9, a crime took place in the southern part of Taiwan when an unnamed female university student was brutally killed and her corpse was allegedly burned by the suspect surnamed Wang.
The news of a series of gas explosions shocked Kaohsiung citizens last year. The blasts killed 32 people and led to serious damage. People who live in that area are paying a lot of attention to the government's response.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Afghanistan's long and tortuous road to peace and reconciliation still seems a near mirage as an entrenched terrorist insurgency seems to rebuff political and security gains made by the Kabul government and international military assistance. Still, the U.N. mission in the war-torn South Asian country seems cautiously optimistic and offered a renewed hope for a still complex peace process.
It's a mystery to many: Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign gained steam when he ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state, and he seems determined to continue settling occupied land with Jews.
For more than a decade, there have been well-founded concerns about youth disengagement from formal politics.