All men are equal before the law, of course. But some are more equal than others. One of them is Chen Shui-bian, president of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008, who is doing time for corruption and graft at Taipei Prison. He was tried on other counts in other cases, which have yet to be closed, and if eventually convicted, he might have to stay behind bars for the rest of his life without a pardon.
Taiwan's beef war with the United States is getting disastrous with the postponement by U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez of his three-day visit to Taipei scheduled to start yesterday.
News is what the people like to talk about, according to the celebrated editor of Hearst newspapers, William Randolph Hearst, as the people, not just in the United States but in Taiwan and China as well, are talking about Jeremy Lin of the National Baseball Association's New York Knicks. Linsanity is news, all news, nothing but the news in Taipei.
The treatment the United States gave Xi Jinping during his brief American tour shows clearly to the world Washington acknowledges he is the heir to Hu Jintao as the ruler of China for the next eight years.
A Japanese-born local TV idol and her two supporting colleagues, together with her Japanese boyfriend, wined and dined at a Taipei restaurant on Feb. 2. After the dinner, Makiyo Kawajima asked Takateru Yomoyori to have a tour of a night market with her Ma-Group twosome and they took a taxi.
2012/2/13, 4 Comments
There is an uninhabited tiny archipelago lying 120 miles northeast of Keelung, the international seaport in north Taiwan. It is known as the Tiaoyutais (釣魚島), placed under the jurisdiction of the township of Toucheng in Yilan County of the Republic of China (R.O.C.).
Almost as soon as Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections had ended, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and smaller parties began to grumble over the parliamentary reform of 2005 ...
Now that President Ma Ying-jeou has been re-elected, Taiwan must try to conclude a peace accord with the People's Republic of China. As a matter of fact, it is long overdue. But it is better late than never.
The presidential campaign of 2012 is coming to an end and eligible voters are all set to go to the polls to elect their head of state at the end of this week.
James Soong, chairman of the People First Party, is betting on stopping President Ma Ying-jeou's re-election.