Presidential candidates have to make some kind of declaration to get supporters excited, and of course, to win more votes. Tsai Ing-wen, the standard bearer of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), just did that last week.
2011/10/19, 2 Comments
One thing I don't understand is why a candidate for president of our country wants to make a campaign speech out of country.
Frederick Lewis Allen, the celebrated editor of Harper's Magazine and a historian, wrote an excellent book about American history in the 1920s.
Probably to the disappointment of Taipei, President Barack Obama did not mention the Taiwan Relations Act as one of the four pillars of Washington's China policy, since the United States normalized relations with China in 1979.
President Barack Obama had a successful first encounter with a jittery Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in Tokyo on Friday.
What starts as a cleverly devised scheme may backfire.
The beef war is over. And nobody is the winner.
Americans came to know the Hakka perhaps with the help of James Michener. In his epic novel “Hawaii,” he tells the story of Kee Mun Ki and Char Nyuk Tsin, both Hakka emigrants to the Sandwich Islands.
2009/10/26, 2 Comments
Prime Minister Hideki Tojo proclaimed a Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere shortly after Japan declared war on the United States after a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Two NBA teams have just played a preseason game in Taipei. The Indiana Pacers beat the Denver Nuggets 126-104 at the Little Big Dome to the delight of all basketball fans in Taiwan, except a very few who prefer to let politics interfere with sports.