Saturday, July 4, 2015
People injured in the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park fire are disproportionately young, most of them in their late teens to mid-twenties. They are supposed to be members of a demographic dubbed by the media as the millennials, the Internet generation, or the "strawberries."
Friday, July 3, 2015
The Consumers' Foundation (消費者文教基金會) recently called on local universities to help improve their students' English-language abilities in order to help them offset the costs of local cram schools.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
According to "The True Story of Ah Q" (阿Ｑ正傳) by Lu Xun, father of modern Chinese literature, Ah Q is symptomatic of the Chinese national characteristic of the time.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
More than 500 people, most of them young people enjoying the beginning of the summer vacation, were injured in one of the worst accidents in the recent history of Taiwan when a "color play" party, in which powder of varied hues is spread on revelers, went terribly wrong on Saturday.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Hung Hsiu-chu is almost certain to become the candidate representing the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) in next year's presidential election. But running parallel to the presidential election will be another race between Hung and KMT Chairman Eric Chu for control of the party., 1 Comment
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Less than a week after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for a "defamation-free campaign," she and the Kuomintang's (KMT) presumptive presidential candidate are both under a barrage of attacks from one another's support base.
Friday, June 26, 2015
As Rahm Emanuel, U.S. President Barack Obama's former chief of staff famously said: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste ... it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." The Kuomintang (KMT) has a serious crisis at hand and it is showing signs of making use of the opportunity it provides., 6 Comments
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Local university students believing themselves to be eager and entrepreneurial have instead found themselves getting schooled on a course regarding entitlement and elitism after a proposed plan to crowdfund a hiking expedition ran afoul of public sentiment. Unfortunately for society as a whole, how the university students originally conceived of the project reveals much deeper problems in our education system that must be addressed beyond merely rebuking these young individuals.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its standard bearer in next year's presidential election, spatted with her party's most influential former Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung early last week over her failure to help the newly formed New Power Party (時代力量) and Social Democratic Party (社會民主黨) field candidates for legislative elections.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Chinese traditions are closely linked to cultural beliefs constructed upon the "three pillars of Chinese culture," made up of the teachings of Confucianism, the philosophy of Buddhism, and the ideas of Taoism. Aside from following these ideals, Chinese has also incorporated religious worship to establish a supernaturally based cultural tradition today.