For somebody like me who grew up in South Korea until I was in my mid-20s, and lived in Russia until I was 30, moving to Taiwan was something like “coming home.” Seoul and Taipei have changed so so much in these past 30 years. And even if maybe they started at different places and are still different now, they both have many things that warm my heart and make me happy.
Letter to the Editor Sunny weekend, 2008, the town of Sderot, southern Israel. I am walking around doing some grocery shopping with a friend that lives there and his two sons, aged 5 and 9. Suddenly, an alarm goes off and we run for shelter next to a concrete wall designed for this sort of occurrence.
2012/11/19, 2 Comments
Over the years, Taiwan has educated many intellectuals with its robust, stressful and time-consuming educational system. These intellectuals mainly consist of scientists and scholars that are evenly rounded on all subjects before college.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to get what they hoped for at the annual U.N. General Assembly after closing ranks to send a message to Iran that it may face war over its nuclear program.
Dear Editor: On Sept. 12, 2012, you reported the story: “DOH is not planning to hike NT$2,000 NHI fee threshold: official.” According to the policy mentioned in the article, individuals who earn over NT$2,000 in interest on a single savings account will have to pay a supplementary premium of 2 percent.
The China Post means both predestination and affinity to me.
2012/9/8, 1 Comment
I was born in 1952, so your paper has special significance to me because we both turned 60 this year. In 1977 I arrived in Taipei, soon subscribing to The China Post. I immediately dove headfirst into the music, food, people, culture — something I've always done wherever I've gone.
As a former Taiwanese high-school student avidly interested in knowing this world and learning English, especially when the Internet itself was only a fledgling medium with quite limited and immature news resources, I merrily found that The China Post was both the optimal English newspaper to know this big world and a great channel to familiarize myself with genuine English usage.
My day begins with The China Post. My daily ritual is to take the elevator down to get the paper from our mailbox and read it leisurely while having my morning coffee.
Since its establishment 60 years ago, The China Post has served as one of the most important sources of information for the foreign community in Taiwan.