TAIPEI, Taiwan -- For a city whose citizens have been criticized for being cold and indifferent, Taipei is blazing with unconstrained excitement for the upcoming mayoral elections.
This is a tricky time to be a state, and an even trickier time to be a citizen. The nation-state, the classic provider of security and basic wellbeing in exchange for citizens' loyalty, is under threat — both at home and as the fundamental unit of international affairs.
The East Asia Summit (EAS) in Naypyitaw on Thursday could be a blessing or a curse for ASEAN's engagement with the major powers on two levels.
A CNN report begins by asking this question: Is this the end of the nine to five working day? The story cites a few things to show that a big change may be on the horizon for the worldwide labor market.
Perhaps less than a year ago, he was still known as the outstanding physician that enjoyed shooting off his mouth, winning the hearts of many young people with his gall when challenging authority.
Fresh from a terse debate with his main opponent in the upcoming elections, Sean Lien (連勝文) is congratulated by some for his brisk manner and lively gestures that widened the age gap between him and independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
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It occurs to me that it would be cliche to begin this article with yet another mention of Beijing's infamous smog, but air quality is again the focus in the Chinese capital as it welcomes heads of state to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
As a home to dozens of military bases with tens of thousands military dependents, northern Taoyuan County has long been regarded as a traditional Kuomintang (KMT) and pan-blue stronghold.
Given that the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum account for some 54 percent of global GDP and about 44 percent of world trade, the agenda for this month's APEC summit should be drawing much global attention.