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Chasing healthy growth:Taiwan and America's shared challenge
Governments worldwide remain vigilant in their focus on infectious diseases such as dengue fever, cholera, malaria and Zika or on dangers that could potentially return, like the SARS virus that struck Hong Kong more than a dozen years ago starting in March 2003.
 
Last week, Chinese military jets circled Taiwan. Today the Taiwanese government acknowledged that China could send naval vessels to follow suit.
 
A tempest in a teapot hit the world on Dec. 2. President Tsai Ing-wen talked with President-elect Donald Trump of the United States for 10 minutes.
 
Intensifying air and howitzer bombardments following the disintegration of the fleeting cease-fire after the last Eid al-Adha have turned Aleppo into a ghost town.
 
I would like to gently remind readers that I do not write in this space as a spokesperson of The China Post, or of my university, my church or my religious order, the Society of the Divine Word. I speak only for myself.
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That was the campaign theme of Alexander van Der Bellen, the leader on the political left who has just won a runoff election to be president of Austria.
 
There is a common thread running through Brexit, Trump and this week's Italian referendum -- not a populist revolt, but a question of identity.
 
On Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was shocked and stunned from its nervous neutrality and thrust into the crucible of the Second World War.
 
One popular satiric quip about dispensing justice in Taiwan: The rich get off scot-free, the poor get the death sentence (有錢判生,無錢判死). It's a succinct way to say that the rich defendant in court is always acquitted, while the poor man or woman who is indicted is sentenced to death.
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Let's stop blaming Donald Trump for our misogynistic world. Even without him, there are plenty of men in leadership positions who think women are just fair game.
 
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