A new report from the Swedish Prison and Probation Service claims that 46 percent of Sweden's inmates are mentally ill, that 70 percent have severe drug problems and that these problems mostly have their origins in early life.
When an atrocity is carried out in Syria, who is the blame attributed to? Is it the Syrian government or the Syrian rebels, or is it Russia, Britain, the U.S. or another party involved in the conflict militarily, operationally or politically?
I appreciate Mr. Joe Hung's article on his adventure to learn English. I am not a student of English but have worked with English over many years and have always tried to improve myself even in retirement. I have some remarks to add to Mr. Hung's fine article.
Until the end of November, a little over 30 percent of target voluntary enlistments for 2013 were met, according to the Ministry of National Defense's report submitted before the Legislative Yuan on Dec. 11.
“The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit,” said U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt to his countrypeople as he assumed leadership amidst the depths of economic turmoil in the 1930s. These timeless words have equal value and meaning today in the wake of recent food safety scandals in Taiwan.
The number of food scandals has been on the rise in recent years in Taiwan. According to the latest survey released in term of health, a majority of Taiwan's public are highly concerned about the problems of food safety. This article will discuss why the public worry about food products sold in the market and what the government should do to assure food safety.
As every year in Taipei, the night of Halloween is mainly celebrated in the night clubs and bars of the capital city. But a particular event took place on Thursday the 31st in Deja Vu, a bar owned by the famous Taiwan singer Jay Chou. This event, named “The Ball of the Vampires,” distinguished itself by proposing original party features and entertained a few hundred foreigners and Taiwanese during the evening. Deja Vu, in cooperation with Taipei Paris Night and Boom Event, two foreign entertainment agencies, held the event and welcomed participants to live a vampiric night from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
To most Americans, a haunted house isn't merely a Hollywood premise to a cinematic bloodbath. Tip-toeing with flashlights inside the local abandoned lot is a seminal part of a mischievous adolescence and a stage for amateur story-telling.
Many dream of being presidents but none will envy President Ma Ying-jeou this week. The president and Kuomintang (KMT) chairman falls into his own trap after his plan to topple Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng enters into an ugly stall.
From Hong Kong to Los Angeles, mainland Chinese tourists are making their presence felt as never before — both in their behavior and their money spent.