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Monday, April 28, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) traded barbs in a meeting Friday over the fate of the country's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou and opposition leader Su Tseng-chang had a farcical quarrel broadcast live on TV yesterday over the controversial Fourth Nuclear Power Plant project.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
A fairly young democracy with press freedom of roughly the same level of maturity, Taiwan has good reason to be proud of the separation of its three powers and its sharp-witted fourth estate, the media.
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Friday, April 25, 2014
While the Sunflower Movement has its Taiwan-specific causes — most prominently the anxiety over mainland Chinese influence — the protest and the public discontent it represents are the manifestations of a more global trend of income inequality.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
It has seemed like professional baseball in Taiwan is enjoying a rosier outlook since the local Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) announced this January that MP & Silva, an international media rights company, won the rights to broadcast league games for the next six years with a landmark NT$2.1 billion deal.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Political pundits are making suggestions that former President Chen Shui-bian be pardoned to soften the deepening antagonism of the Democratic Progressive Party against President Ma Ying-jeou's Kuomintang in the aftermath of the devastating Sunflower student movement.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Father Brendan O'Connell, who founded an institute for developmentally impaired children and worked in Taiwan for over fifty years and wanted to apply for R.O.C. citizenship, received a make-do R.O.C. I.D. constructed by an admirer last week. Despite thanking the man for his goodwill, O'Connell stated 'I don't want this fake thing, I want the real one!” The episode was shown on Formosa TV.
Monday, April 21, 2014
When a game is over and the score is official, the referee will typically blow a whistle and announce the winner. Last night, Sean Lien (連勝文), the son of former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰), won the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT) primary to emerge as the party's candidate for the mayoral election in Taipei in November. So, let's blow the whistle.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Imagine if only five voters go to the polls to elect Taiwan's president in a four-ticket race. One of the presidential tickets gets two votes, and one each for the rest. The candidate who receives two votes becomes president.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
“If professor Tsay (political activist Tsay Ting-kuei) doesn't get his (parade permit) back, you really have to be careful. You will lead to the demise of the Ma administration; you will cause your own assassination. I'm not threatening you. I'm describing the facts,” student activist Hung Chung-yen (洪崇晏) told Zhongzheng First Precinct chief Fang Yang-ning (方仰寧) during a demonstration outside of the precinct office on April 11.
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