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As figures in Egypt's powerful military collude with the political opposition to form a civilian interim government, what kind of political and economic solutions will the new regime offer, and is Washington's hidden hand at play?
Letter to the editor Dear Sir, Your report “MOFA offers no help in UK customs row: tour leader” (July 9) surprised not just our case officer, Mr. Tsui, but also our entire office. We, the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, have strongly committed ourselves to offering 24-hour emergency assistance to Taiwanese nationals encountering difficulties and problems within the UK, including disputes with local law enforcement authorities.
In recent years, the world has witnessed countries that have been plagued by religious tension and sectarian violence, and Myanmar is no exception.
Letter to the Editor Dear editor, The latest shocking leaks on the U.S. government's top secret national security program are the talk of the Internet. This spying program allows the NSA access to the servers and data of Apple, Google, Facebook and many others firms and, needless to say, this has left many users feeling uncomfortable with these powerful new technology corporations.
I am a senior undergraduate student in National Taiwan Normal University. The issues about sex and marriage have been heatedly discussed among college students nowadays. And I would like to express my ideas about why I think extramarital sex should be taken as a crime, in response to your editorial “Extramarital sex may be bad, but it should not be a crime.”
I absolutely adore both Taiwanese and Filipino people. I am only 6 months into experiencing both cultures.
I write to express my concern about improving news reporting. I am a faithful reader of The China Post, and have once contributed an article to Eye on Taiwan. As a foreign Filipino student in Taiwan, the recent conflict between the two countries sparked by the unnecessary death of a simple fisherman affects me deeply. What saddens me more, however, is the way media has caused a lot infuriation and given little information.
Gradual democratic transition has been seen in Burma (also known as Myanmar) since the 2010 general elections. Prior to the elections, the country's closest allies were governments that had business interests or groups that had established connection with the military generals. The international community was visibly divided under two separate camps — sanctions versus engagement.
In your Saturday, April 20 editorial, written in response to the recent HSR bomb scare and the bombing of the Boston Marathon, the question is put as to what other changes besides altered security measures are necessary. Whilst it may be productive to look beyond what most of us would recognize as altered security measures, it is interesting that this view was not taken in last Wednesday's editorial on the subject of the latest bird-flu scare. When it comes to bomb scares, the government is urged to act with restraint and to look beyond the obvious panopticon policy responses; yet when it comes to bird flu, the government is urged to act immediately to prohibit the sale of poultry in traditional markets.
Dear editor, Media accounts claim that the latest nongovernment cyber-Armageddon — a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on anti-spam service Spamhaus by unidentified attackers alleged by some to be acting on behalf of “pretty much anything goes” Web host Cyberbunker — reached such proportions that it may have actually slowed down the Internet in general. As I write this, the attack on Spamhaus appears to have ended in failure, but Cyberbunker itself has been taken down in (direct or indirect, who knows) retribution.
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