Saturday, April 25, 2015
Just when Taiwanese soccer fans were anxiously anticipating the upcoming international soccer games to kick off in June after the national squad for first time in 12 years advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, shocking news was reported by a local magazine on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lawmakers across the political spectrum in Taiwan are pushing for the so-called "wage hike four" -- amendments to the Company Act, the Factory Act, the Labor Standards Act and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act -- aimed at requiring businesses to increase salaries or share profits with employees.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A new survey by the Academia Sinica revealed a surprising finding: At least 50 percent of Taiwan's public -- in all age demographics -- support reinstating the military draft.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Mazu of Tachia is making a nine-day tour of Southern Taiwan. Mazu is known as the Goddess of the Seas, worshiped by hundreds of thousands of people in Taiwan, where there are at least 1,000 temples dedicated to her.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Though American comic books and graphic novels have still yet to become a norm in Taiwan, the country remains a place that hero fans must feel lucky to be in.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Is the ill-fated Taipei Dome doomed to fall after the city government concluded an evaluation on the closed baseball stadium's safety standards by suggesting that it might have to be demolished?, 4 Comments
Saturday, April 18, 2015
While the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) continues to drag its feet with the presidential elections less than a year away, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced their champion this week and seemed confident of a surefire victory.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Leaders from six cities and counties in Central and Southern Taiwan pledged on Tuesday to ban the burning of petroleum coke and coal in a bid to prevent the spread of PM2.5 particles. Particularly hazardous to health, these particles often reach middle to high levels in areas of Central and Southern Taiwan, causing a risk to those with vulnerable cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Ten years ago this month, Lien Chan, chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), who was defeated in the presidential election the year before, made a journey of peace to China to ease the tensions across the Taiwan Strait and pave the way for an eventual rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing., 1 Comment
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Players in international affairs can count on two things to be true. First, nothing is ever truly unthinkable given time. A decade ago, anyone who would have suggested the possibility of a rapid warming of ties between long-time foes such as Taiwan and mainland China or the U.S. and Cuba would have been considered wildly imaginative.