Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) is preparing a pilot program for its two-tiered taxi system, which will run in Taipei and New Taipei City with the goal of going national.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A government policy is often meant to solve problems for the majority of the people, to benefit most of the nation, or to embrace a principle. But a lot of times such policies ignore or sacrifice the interests of the minority or the underprivileged.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Is democracy necessarily better than autocracy? People in Taiwan will probably say yes. However, people in mainland China may argue otherwise. Yesterday at the CommonWealth Economic Forum (天下經濟論壇), Lu Xiongwen (陸雄文), dean of the School of Management at Fudan University (復旦大學) in mainland China, challenged the merits of democracy as he questioned the value of last year's Sunflower Student Movement that barred the passing of the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement in the Legislative Yuan.
Friday, July 24, 2015
To many, the "Taiwanese Dream" is the idea that it's possible to secure a better material life for yourself and your family through hard work and education., 10 Comments
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Kuomintang on Sunday finally ended its months-long drag over the party's presidential candidate pick that had managed to be both highly dramatic and boring at the same time. Despite having only one candidate for most of the primary, the party appeared to be wavering and hesitant.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It became official on Sunday. Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) became the Kuomintang's (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate. There had been doubts about whether the KMT would really nominate a second-tier politician for the election.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The first ever Premier 12 baseball world tournament, an international event organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), featuring the 12 best teams in the world, is scheduled to be held in November.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Formosa Fun Coast dust explosion has claimed seven lives so far and many more remain in critical condition. But some of the latest developments have called attention to the ugly, mundane side of the tragedy, overshadowing the initially overwhelming compassion and sympathy shown to the victims and their families.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Following the United States Supreme Court's historic stamp of approval for gay marriage, making it constitutionally legal across the United States last month, Facebook rolled out a fun little feature that applies a rainbow-colored filter to Facebook profile pictures in celebration of same-sex rights. In Taiwan, users of the popular social media platform could see theirs friends using the new colorful profile photos.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Maybe you've watched videos of polar bears swimming endlessly in the ocean. Or perhaps you've seen statistics of soaring emissions of human-related carbon dioxide (CO2) responsible for the greenhouse effect. Or maybe you've just noticed how much hotter it has gotten over the last few years in Taiwan.