The Taiwan Competitiveness Forum and the Apollo Survey and Research Company published its jointly conducted poll on the national identification of the people of Taiwan again last Thursday. The quarterly survey asked four main questions. Samples were asked whether they are Taiwanese and also Chinese, could be Taiwanese but also be Chinese, are Taiwanese though they don't deny they are also Chinese, or are Taiwanese and not Chinese.
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The Information Office of the Chinese State Council on Tuesday released a white paper entitled “The Practice of the 'One Country, Two Systems' Policy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).”
Whoever claims the coveted 18-carat gold trophy at the end of the glorious festival of soccer now on in Brazil, the biggest winner at the World Cup will be, as before, a matter of no surprise: FIFA reigns supreme. World soccer's governing body has steadily boosted its cash reserves over the past 10 years, taking it now to US$1.4 billion. Meanwhile, host countries aplenty have struggled to cope with the toxic backwash of economic and political issues linked to the competition.
There is no doubt that many people are glad that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took control of Thailand three weeks ago, bringing the political chaos to at least a temporary halt.
Like a swirling and malevolent desert sandstorm, an Islamic jihadi terrorist movement is sweeping across northern Iraq.
The government will be in serious trouble if it fails to address the increasing complaints of its insensitivity to the plight of citizens in distress.
I want to talk about a new normal. Yes it's a buzz-word, but like most buzz-words it does capture a new mood, a new equation. This new normal is Typhoon Haiyan.
Indonesia is now one of the six largest middle-income economies (World Bank, ICP 2011), thanks to its convincing economic growth, which has become a benchmark for development. However, this achievement has also left the problem of inequality unresolved.
A court in Edinburgh ruled on Wednesday to extradite to Taiwan fugitive Zain Dean — the British businessman who fled Taiwan to avoid his prison term for a hit-and-run death in Taipei.
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It's classic bully behavior: You confront the aggressor for his propensity to throw his weight around and elbow everyone out of his way, and he tries to turn the tables on you by painting himself as the victim and complaining that you started the whole fight. You band together with others who have been at the receiving end of his boorish moves, and he claims he's being ganged up on. Everything is about him; he's right and everyone else is wrong.