Saturday, March 28, 2015
Will there be enough water for everyone on the planet in the future? Theoretically yes, but we need to dramatically change our use of the resource, warns the United Nations in its 2015 Annual World Water Development Report.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore, died on Monday at the age of 91. He was well remembered by world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama, who called him “a true giant of history.” Lee was described by many international media outlets as a “benevolent dictator” who transformed a small breakaway city-state at the southernmost tip of Malay Peninsula into a global financial hub., 1 Comment
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Taiwan's recent social and political turbulences that culminated with last year's Sunflower Movement and the election of the first Taipei mayor without a party affiliation have in many ways been a wake-up call for the nation.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
People began to pay their annual visits to ancestral tombs a little earlier this year. The custom is for them to visit one week before and after Clear and Bright Day (清明節), which falls on April 5. They possibly hope to shun the terrible traffic congestion surrounding the holy day., 1 Comment
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Many Taiwanese soccer fans have been calling the island nation a “soccer desert” because in a country known for its love of baseball, soccer takes a backseat.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The advent of smartphones has provided Taiwanese citizens, if not the entire world, with the convenience of hand-held sources of pleasure, whether it be e-books, the Internet or simply games. In Taiwan, the most popular distractions people tend to resort to when commuting are either online reads or smartphone games.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Tzu Chi Foundation earlier this week called off a controversial development project in Taipei after days of fierce wrangling between the charity group's supporters and critics. But the move has not really settled the dispute, with many questions still left unanswered., 1 Comment
Friday, March 20, 2015
Civic groups marched outside the Legislative Yuan yesterday on the first anniversary of the beginning of the Sunflower Movement., 3 Comments
Thursday, March 19, 2015
It was a day to remember. One year ago today, the country watched with bated breath as a group of students forced its way past policemen and seized the Legislature; something that was unheard of, even unthinkable, in Taiwan.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic contender for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, was on the defensive even before she formally announced her candidacy over her use of a personal email account for official business during her tenure as Secretary of State.