Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Taiwan is one of the world's nosiest democracies and has one of the most boisterous media scenes. Its voters have always shown a keenness for experiments. Its press and TV news programs are filled with reports and commentaries criticizing, ridiculing and (as some victims have described it) downright bullying those in power or running for it.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The high-profile cross-strait meeting has been confirmed. Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) will meet mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) on May 4 in Beijing.
Monday, April 27, 2015
At one point in time, before the dawn of modern medical science, cultures around the world attributed physical and mental illness to taboos and superstitions, thinking that disease was a phenomenon much like bad luck, a divine sign of the wrath of the gods., 1 Comment
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Few would have believed that New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu really meant what he said when he repeatedly stressed that he would not run for president next year. But some of the latest developments have shown that he is determined to honor his promise to the voters who elected him to the mayoral post last November in that he will complete his four-year term.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Just when Taiwanese soccer fans were anxiously anticipating the upcoming international soccer games to kick off in June after the national squad for first time in 12 years advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, shocking news was reported by a local magazine on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lawmakers across the political spectrum in Taiwan are pushing for the so-called "wage hike four" -- amendments to the Company Act, the Factory Act, the Labor Standards Act and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act -- aimed at requiring businesses to increase salaries or share profits with employees.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A new survey by the Academia Sinica revealed a surprising finding: At least 50 percent of Taiwan's public -- in all age demographics -- support reinstating the military draft.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Mazu of Tachia is making a nine-day tour of Southern Taiwan. Mazu is known as the Goddess of the Seas, worshiped by hundreds of thousands of people in Taiwan, where there are at least 1,000 temples dedicated to her.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Though American comic books and graphic novels have still yet to become a norm in Taiwan, the country remains a place that hero fans must feel lucky to be in.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Is the ill-fated Taipei Dome doomed to fall after the city government concluded an evaluation on the closed baseball stadium's safety standards by suggesting that it might have to be demolished?, 4 Comments