Thursday, January 22, 2015
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu has taken over from President Ma Ying-jeou as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) after the party received a drubbing in the 9-in-1 Elections. He has gone on the record to say that he won't stand for president in 2016, but like it or not, he may be the KMT's only hope to beat the now seemingly invincible Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). To do so, Chu has to do two things.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
It would be safe to say that Taiwan experienced more food scandals than any other country in 2014. From contaminated oils to vinegars, local media outlets were kept busy with the responsibility of updating the nation with new cases of food contamination, almost like clockwork., 1 Comment
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Lately President Ma Ying-jeou has faced one accusation after another for accepting under-the-table donations from big companies.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Fareed Zakaria, senior U.S. news anchor and commentator on geopolitics, published a piece in the Washington Post on Jan. 15, urging and reminding readers of the futility of military intervention as the antidote to raging cauldrons in a Middle East beset by strife.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Voting by secret ballot has long been practiced in public elections in Taiwan. But whether that should also be the mandatory procedure in parliamentary bodies' internal voting has triggered a debate.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Unearthing a slew of distasteful issues former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) has left for him, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is said to be nearing the end of the “honeymoon” period that followed his historical election triumph., 2 Comments
Friday, January 16, 2015
Back on newsstands Wednesday, Charlie Hebdo was no longer available in minutes across the French capital city, something never seen before for the satirical weekly. All outlets were also out of stock in the morning nationwide as the French flocked early to try to get their copy, much to the discontent of diehard opponents including al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Cherif Kouachi, who along with his brother Said killed 12 in a terrorist attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices, once told investigators that he counted Farid Benyettou as his mentor in jihadism. Yet after completing his jail time for a terrorist offense, Benyettou apparently turned away from radicalism and received training as a nurse. The hospital Benyettou works for treated the causalities of the Kouachis' rampage. After the attack took place, Benyettou offered to help the police.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou probably did the best he could to get his predecessor Chen Shui-bian out of prison earlier this month. But few will thank him for helping the former president regain his freedom from behind bars, where he was serving time for corruption and graft as well as money laundering.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Following five months of speculation, Taiwan's most popular sports league, the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) has finally made its decision on who will fill the vacancy left by its last commissioner, Hwang Jenn-tai (黃鎮台).