Thursday, May 14, 2015
With what Taiwan aims to achieve by inviting international directors the calibers of Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson to the island to shoot their feature films, the country is in need of more film festivals so that the local film industry can have the opportunity to elevate itself onto the international stage.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou kicked his usual defensive mode into high gear in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published yesterday. To justify his rapprochement policy, Ma stressed that it is "an economic reality that cannot be changed in the slightest" that China is Taiwan' largest trade partner and its closest neighbor., 1 Comment
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" is an abusurdist play in which Vladimir and Estragon wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. In the second act of this two-act play, Vladimir and Estragon decide to wait for one more day, and are resolved to committing suicide if Godot does not arrive the following day., 1 Comment
Monday, May 11, 2015
On Friday, the bombshell was that the Taipei City Government has "referred" President Ma Ying-jeou for investigation over improperly profiting Farglory in its royalty negotiations over the Taipei Dome. According to released documents, the city government negotiated 11 times with the conglomerate, which it is estimated will reap a 50-year operating net profit of up to NT$116.9 billion., 2 Comments
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Taipei's anti-corruption commission has concluded a probe into a controversial construction project by recommending that the city's former mayor and the country's incumbent president -- Ma Ying-jeou -- be referred to prosecutors for further investigation.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
In the conservative and prim little island that is Taiwan, many were shocked when several young women bared their chests in a series of photo shoots several weeks back, as they sought to spread the campaign called "Free the Nipple" locally.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Local celebrities as well as various political figures were quick in expressing their support to the family of a popular young entertainer who committed suicide last month in a tragic case of online bullying.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Taipei City Government's Department of Cultural Affairs Director Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) has been under fire for apparently failing to grasp the basics behind the controversial Taipei New Horizon (台北文創) BOT (build-operate-transfer) contract between city hall and its private-sector partners Taiwan Mobile and Fubon Land., 1 Comment
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Eric Chu, mayor of New Taipei who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), met with Xi Jinping, general-secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), for a party summit talk in Beijing today.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Taipei City's Department of Rapid Transit Systems held a press conference last Wednesday, confirming aberrations on 12 monitoring points around MRT station Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on the Blue Line, such as water leaks and cracks on the tunnel wall.