Saturday, October 18, 2014
The current situation regarding naturalization and loss of nationality in Taiwan is very clear, both according to the law and in practice: non-nationals wishing to acquire Taiwanese nationality are required to first renounce their current nationality (Enforcement Rules of the Nationality Act, Article 8), while current nationals who acquire a foreign nationality may (but are not required to) apply for renunciation of Taiwanese nationality (Nationality Act, Article 11).
Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get higher as more
Friday, October 17, 2014
In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.
In celebrating our American Revolution, we tend to see it as the simple act of a united people whose happy outcome was virtually assured by our declaration of independence in 1776. For us, it becomes an all but inevitable event rather than a messy and contingent business. This view hinders our ability to understand and relate to the revolutions swirling around us, particularly those in the Arab world.
Rumors are a form of cowardice on the part of both their creators and disseminators. Rumors sometimes play a benign role in an oppressed society, as a form of whistle-blowing to expose facts that are detrimental to the authority of those in power. Luckily, we have passed that stage of societal development, yet there are still people, even in legitimate media circles, who like to play with rumors.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?
What you know can be imparted to thousands of people on the Internet, impacting countless lives and events, while spreading better awareness of Pakistani topics across the globe.
The Ebola virus species that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa caught everyone by surprise when it erupted thousands of kilometers from its historical hotbed.
Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday, as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Just as China and the United States are preparing for another Xi Jinping-Barack Obama summit next month, when the American president is scheduled to visit Beijing for the annual APEC leaders meeting, China is stepping up charges that Washington is secretly supporting student-led pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.