Thursday, December 12, 2013
Yaung Chih-liang, a former health minister, incited controversy last month by posting on his Facebook homepage a commentary urging National Taiwan University to apologize to the people of Taiwan.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
On Nov. 23, a woman in Hong Kong reported to police that her six-month-old daughter was snatched while she was distracted by a man and woman asking for directions. The pair spoke with a mainland Chinese accent, she noted.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The world is entranced as it ponders the passing of South Africa's revered former president Nelson Mandela. As we mourn his passing, the giant's success in dismantling the morally outrageous system of legal discrimination known as apartheid and ushering in a new democratic government formed on a blueprint for racial harmony deserves our study., 1 Comment
Monday, December 9, 2013
Since his passing on Thursday night at age 95, people from around the world have called Nelson Mandela “one of humanity's true heroes;” a tireless leader whose message of reconciliation and forgiveness will remain a constant “source of inspiration.”
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Cabinet recently formed a cross-ministry task force to identify and solve Taiwan's environmental and overdevelopment problems, a move prompted by a much acclaimed documentary that shows the island's “beauty and sadness” in images taken from the air.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
One of the perils of contemporary democracies is how members of the public from the same nations regard a debate as a “war of words.” Instead, in the sense of the word as a regulated discussion of a chosen topic between two matched sides, debate should be valued first and foremost as an endeavor to communicate, not merely as a means to defeat people who happen to not to agree on an issue.
Friday, December 6, 2013
As exports decline and the local IT sector loses its edge in innovation, Taiwan now stands at a crossroads. The island's next steps in its economic development plan will determine the country's future.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
This year marked the 70th anniversary of the Cairo Declaration, the outcome of a meeting attended by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek. The communique declared that the Empire of Japan should restore control of Taiwan and other territories to the Republic of China upon its surrender., 4 Comments
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
To most newcomers, Taipei is an ugly city compared to its Western counterparts, like Paris, London or New York, due mostly to the island's high humidity and temperatures, which wear down building exteriors much faster than in temperate climates.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Ker Chien-ming, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative caucus whip for 17 years, was convicted more than four years ago by the Taipei District Court on charges of breach of trust while serving as general manager of Formosa TV, which had yet to go on the air.