Are we any more prepared against massive shakes than we were before the Kaohsiung Meinong earthquake? Only a matter of months after the major quake in February that claimed the lives of 117 people, a violent magnitude-5.8 earthquake rocked the island yesterday, yet again spurring conversations about disaster preparedness.
Taiwan experienced strong economic growth from 1998 to 2007, but there is indication that economic inequality has almost doubled in the past 10 years., 1 Comment
Nobuo Kishi, the younger brother of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a powerful member of the House of Representatives, met with Tsai Ing-wen last Thursday to discuss the recent seizure of a Taiwanese fishing vessel in the waters around Okinotori. After the meeting, Kishi met the press and said he hopes the Okinotori incident will be dealt with as quickly as possible and in a low-key manner between the two close neighbors.
In March, the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) launched an online campaign soliciting public input on the name of its latest research ship.
Pundits have been steadily ramping up their analysis of the situation as the June 23 date for a referendum on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union approaches., 2 Comments
The commercial development of Eastern Taiwan has often been met with controversy surrounding concerns about the environment. The latest development proposal is a holiday resort project near one of the east coast's best beaches.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is under scrutiny once again as Taiwan readies for a transition of power in the Presidential Office., 2 Comments
Nobody is indifferent to the public's opinion on death penalty. According to a survey from National Chung Cheng University's (國立中正大學) Crime Research Center conducted in February, more than eight in 10 Taiwanese people are against the abolition of the death penalty., 2 Comments
On Tuesday morning Taiwan time, the Leicester team won the English Premier League title. This has been celebrated as a miracle, the odds of which are one in thousands, and it has bound the hearts together of fans from Thailand to Britain to Japan.
Last weekend, Cabinet ministers from Tsai Ing-wen's incoming administration gathered in Yangmingshan for a "boot camp" to prepare themselves for their jobs.