Sunday, December 1, 2013
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.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
In a world where politicians and potentates clog the media with pre-packaged sound bites, yammer on with a staccato of political chatter, or drone on with endless explanations of subjects even they forgot, it's heartening to see a former British prime minister act the role of statesman and sage. Thus, after the sonorous drone of the recent U.N. General debate, it's a pleasure hearing Tony Blair address key global issues with passion, verve, and dedication.
The battle is about to begin. It could turn ugly. After leading an anti-government rally for almost a month, culminating with a historic “one-million-man” gathering at Rajdamnoen Avenue gathering on Sunday, Suthep Thaugsuban has realized that winning this war won't be easy. He had to escalate the level of civil disobedience. The strategy is to win support from the civil servants. If they agree to walk away from their posts, government machinery will come to a halt.
We need to recognize certain realities even as we heave a sigh of relief at the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the world's six most powerful nations.
After a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III approved in principle a three-stage reconstruction plan for provinces devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). But three weeks after the storm struck land in Eastern Visayas, there was still no one in charge of the colossal rehabilitation job.
Friday, November 29, 2013
China's military could struggle to cope with the demands for intensified surveillance and interception if it tries to enforce the rules in its new air defense zone over islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Japan., 1 Comment
Underwear swings from washing lines near clusters of tents in the finance ministry grounds in Bangkok as food aromas and the cheerful screech of whistles fill the air. Welcome to street politics — Thai style.
Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of a catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities and farms.
Sudan needs to give real power to all its ethnic groups to end regional rebellions that still plague it two years after South Sudan broke away, a new opposition movement says.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Even before Iran's envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Hassan Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: selling the give-and-take to his country's powerful insider interests led by the Revolutionary Guard.