Is there a difference between a lawmaker wrestling a colleague to the ground during a legislative session and a protester doing the same to a lawmaker outside the Legislature?
By the time this editorial goes to press, Taiwan badminton champion Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) will have been officially named the world No. 1 female badminton player.
Tsai Ing-wen's administration has had a tough couple of weeks. Amid growing challenges facing Taiwan, the government has pointedly chosen to prioritize settling scores for political gains rather than empowering the disenfranchised.
In 2012, Tsai Ing-wen ran for president promising to immediately hold a "national affairs conference" and build a new consensus on cross-strait relations. She lost the election.
The abrupt dissolution of TransAsia Airways last week revealed two things about the government.
Over the past few months, Taiwan's sports news has been dominated by a series of disputes between local star athletes and the sports associations they belong to.
The government's bid to become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage has sparked heated debate. But before such a debate can be constructive, the core issues must first be considered.
W e have seldom seen a major airline shut its doors overnight without warning, leaving its stunned employees facing an uncertain future and its stranded passengers without assistance. But 65-year-old TransAsia Airways has done exactly that.
TransAsia Airways (復興航空) suspended all flights without notice on Tuesday, before an emergency board meeting announcing the company's closure. The announcement came as a shock to the island's airline and tourism industries as well as to the government.
Former President Ma Ying-jeou is angry: He was not addressed as "R.O.C. president" at the World Chinese Economic Summit in Malacca, Malaysia on Thursday.