Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lin Yi-hsiung, a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman who ran a successful campaign for President Chen Shui-bian in 2000, was all set to launch a hunger strike on Earth Day yesterday in protest against the ongoing work on Taiwan's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant at Gongliao, commonly known as Nuke 4.
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The end of China's 14-month-long IPO freeze in January, following reforms initiated by the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission, has been accompanied by a flurry of listings of Chinese companies in the United States, indicating renewed American investor interest in China plays after several years of distinct coolness in the aftermath of dozens of Chinese listed companies being accused of fraud in 2011.
A much-loved pope will be declared a saint on Sunday but not everyone in the Catholic Church agrees.
The celebration of Earth Hour on March 29 this year by over 7,000 cities across the world as well as the celebration of Equinox Earth Day on March 20 and Earth Day on April 22 by Earth Day Network are some of the landmark events that make us aware of our responsibilities toward our planet.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Taiwan's pineapple industry is undergoing a golden renaissance of sorts, thanks to a rush of mainland tourists with a craving for pineapple tarts.
For all the buzz about United States President Barack Obama's visit to Asia this week, the tour will likely be greeted in the region with muted expectations over what he can accomplish.
Five years after refashioning U.S. foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.
Accidents can happen and there could be calamities for which little can be done or explained, as in the latest case of the missing Malaysian airliner. The sinking of the ferry Sewol is not such a disaster, which deepens the pain over the loss of the lives of innocent people, many of them high school girls and boys.
Monday, April 21, 2014
“Any report on the North is either a scoop or a fiction.” This is the sub-headline of an article in Kwanhun Journal 2014-Spring Edition. The quarterly, published by the Kwanhun Club, a fraternity of senior journalists, devoted its latest issue to the problem of reporting on North Korea.
I decided to experiment with crowdsourcing, and gave friends the choice between three potential topics for this column, asking them to cast their vote on Facebook.