Sunday, June 21, 2015
It is a rare sight to see nearly 20,000 people gathered around the Taipei Dome on a Tuesday night. What is even rarer was that they were not there for a concert at the dome, but to attend a soccer game held at the nearby Taipei Municipal Stadium in a country that has long been regarded as a soccer desert.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Six years after it was first proposed, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act (溫室氣體減量及管理法) passed its third reading in the Legislative Yuan this week. Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiu Wen-yen (邱文彥) called it a "nearly impossible" feat. The bill, which legally requires industries to reduce their carbon emissions to half the level of 2005 (251 million tons) by 2050, was ratified Monday with support from both sides of the party divide., 1 Comment
Friday, June 19, 2015
Imagine that all motorcycles on Taipei streets become electric, and all motorcyclists can easily get a fully charged battery to keep them going in a few minutes -- sounds unrealistic to you? This fantasy-like scenario may actually come true much faster than expected.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
One hundred and twenty years ago today, Admiral Sukenori Kabayama inaugurated his government of Taiwan amid festivities in Taipei.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Amid Kuomintang (KMT) Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu's (洪秀柱) win of the ruling party's primary presidential approval polls with 46 percent, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pronounced a "defamation-free campaign" on Sunday. She hopes the two potential leaders can pave the way toward a new election culture
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Sunday that Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), with an approval rating of 46 percent, has been successful in the presidential primary polls and will therefore be nominated by the party to run in the 2016 presidential election.
Monday, June 15, 2015
More than one in 10 ninth-graders will leave junior high school without being awarded a diploma this summer as a result of revised graduation regulations. The number is embarrassingly high, but it really tells us something about the education system in this country.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The adage of history being written by the victors adds ample fuel to a perennial debate regarding Taiwan's high school history curriculum, in which the island's students are always getting the shorter end of the stick.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Smartphone vendor HTC is one of the few Taiwanese companies that have established themselves as successful global brands. However, its stock price took a hit this week plummeting to the NT$70 range. It was nowhere close to its NT$1,300 peak in its glory days, while NT$14.5 billion in capitalized value has evaporated into the air within two days., 1 Comment
Friday, June 12, 2015
The Taiwan hotel industry is booming; more so than anywhere else in the world, and many in the industry expect the good times to keep rolling for a few years to come.