The beef war is over. And nobody is the winner.
Americans came to know the Hakka perhaps with the help of James Michener. In his epic novel “Hawaii,” he tells the story of Kee Mun Ki and Char Nyuk Tsin, both Hakka emigrants to the Sandwich Islands.
2009/10/26, 2 Comments
Prime Minister Hideki Tojo proclaimed a Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere shortly after Japan declared war on the United States after a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Two NBA teams have just played a preseason game in Taipei. The Indiana Pacers beat the Denver Nuggets 126-104 at the Little Big Dome to the delight of all basketball fans in Taiwan, except a very few who prefer to let politics interfere with sports.
School teachers in Taipei are unhappy that many of their pupils have flunked the test of Chinese administered by the municipal board of education.
There isn't any doubt that Taiwan is well prepared for Typhoon Parma, even though it may change course and spare the island anyway.
Former President Chen Shui-bian's spectral shadow over the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is eclipsing fast after he claimed he had ruled Taiwan for eight long years as an agent of the U.S. military government.
When asked what the issue was in a presidential campaign, Bill Clinton once said, “Stupid, it's the economy.” It was in the United States.
Lee Teng-hui was a capable president. But he made a few wrong policy decisions, one of them being the world's biggest BOT (build-operate-transfer) project: a high speed rail service like Japan's Shinkansen.
There was no separation of powers in imperial China. The emperor was the law-giver, supreme enforcer of laws and head of government.