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Commentary > China Post > Joe Hung
Taiwan's labor force will have a paid day off today, though students and teachers are required to go to school, because the Democratic Progressive Party government has made President Chiang Kai-shek's Birthday a "divided" national holiday: a day off for one group of people but not for others, like Teachers' Day (教師節) and Taiwan's Retrocession Day (光復節).
 
While I was studying toward my master's degree in journalism at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, I was invited to speak at a local Rotary Club meeting about my country, Taiwan.
 
Okinotorishima (沖之鳥島), or the Okinotori "islands," are considered a Japanese uninhabited atoll with a total area of 12.096 acres.
 
Few people know who Nicholas Iquan is. He is the father of Koxinga, whom Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has diagnosed as the prototype of all Hokkien Chinese residents in Taiwan who are mentally confused.
 
"Know Thyself" is an ancient Greek aphorism, which is known as "gnothi seauton" in Greek and "nosce te ipsum" in Latin. It came from the ancient Egyptian proverb, and was attributed by Plato to his mentor Socrates.
 
Zheng Chenggong (鄭成功) is better known in the West by his Hokkien honorific Koxinga, which means Lord of the Imperial Surname. He was a Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist who resisted the Qing conquest of China in 1644.
 
Renho, member of the House of Councilors and acting leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party (DP), won her party's presidential election last Thursday, despite a spat over a supposed "misunderstanding" regarding her "dual nationality."
 
Father Joseph Sebes, my mentor at Georgetown University, required me to call him laoshi (teacher:老師). The Jesuit priest, who was the fourth regent of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, had taught English in a small town in Shangdong (山東) before he was arrested by the Kempeitai (Japanese military police) at the beginning of World War II.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama held an extensive bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last Saturday before the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
 
He labored like a beaver strong/ By rivers wide and long/ A Man whom there are none to praise/ And very few to amaze.
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