Sunday, October 26, 2014
As the world braces for the Ebola outbreak, we must ask whether Taiwan is ready to combat the deadly virus. Premier Jiang Yi-huah said on Thursday that Ebola's potential threat to Taiwan has been giving him sleepless nights, mulling ways to stop the virus from spreading to the country.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah argued Tuesday against the legalization of marijuana, stressing that he does not wish to see an increase in drug consumption in Taiwan.
Friday, October 24, 2014
A high-profile team of London lawyers met with the Greek government on Oct. 14 to help boost Greece's long but so far futile campaign to reclaim from Britain the 5th-century B.C. Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin marbles., 2 Comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014
For Taiwan, the question whether to build conventional submarines or not is still a problem, though both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are in agreement that they will have to be built in a local shipyard to replace its aging fleet of four.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
While the rest of the so-called developing Asian countries have begun to adopt digital box receivers to watch program packages and a diverse selection of shows, “developed” countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have decided to continue using cable television services to watch channels that broadcast shows mainly in their native languages.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
When the world is concerned about sending journalists into combat zones, it raises the dilemma of the need for more information versus the risks inherent in going into such areas. One part of the problem is the motivation to get the better, first-hand information that comes with being in the immediacy of the war and the suffering and destruction taking place.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Taiwan's basketball association last week announced a revamp of the local semi-professional Super Basketball League's (SBL) existing playoff system; a dramatic change, according to the association, which could boost the competitiveness of the game and attract more viewers.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Can the beleaguered Ting Hsin International Group, along with its magnate, Wei Ying-chung, buy its way out of trouble in the wake of the tainted cooking oil scandal?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Rome is not a city of high seismic risk but an occurrence many described as an “earthquake” shocked the city on Monday. In a groundbreaking interim report from a meeting of nearly 200 bishops, cardinals and priests, the Vatican suggested that the Roman Catholic Church should welcome same-sex couples and try to take divorced and remarried Catholics back into the fold.
Friday, October 17, 2014
In the 1995 thriller “Outbreak,” Dustin Hoffman jumped off a helicopter to board a ship in his search for a cure to an Ebola-like virus. When he found it, he had to fly the helicopter in front of a bomber jet to prevent the U.S. government from bombing a town to stop the pandemic. In real life, containing Ebola will be both easier and harder than that.