Tuesday, May 19, 2015
China's National People's Congress is now deliberating on a bill to legislate a "National Security Law." Article 11 of the proposed act reads: "Whereas neither China's sovereignty nor its national territory allows division or partition, it is the common responsibility of all the Chinese people,
Monday, May 18, 2015
We as an entire human race are constantly evolving. Not so much physically perhaps, but more in our humanity, the dynamics of our relationships and our behavior. In the past, social caste systems were implemented both by the authorities and also by the general public., 1 Comment
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Education has always been an important tool in helping to improve lives, especially for children from underprivileged families, in breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background, can have control over their destiny., 1 Comment
Friday, May 15, 2015
More than 37,000 cases of driving under the influence (DUI) were recorded between January and April of this year, including 23,363 cases that were referred to prosecutors offices, according to figures released by the National Police Agency (NPA, 內政部警政署).
Thursday, May 14, 2015
With what Taiwan aims to achieve by inviting international directors the calibers of Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson to the island to shoot their feature films, the country is in need of more film festivals so that the local film industry can have the opportunity to elevate itself onto the international stage.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou kicked his usual defensive mode into high gear in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published yesterday. To justify his rapprochement policy, Ma stressed that it is "an economic reality that cannot be changed in the slightest" that China is Taiwan' largest trade partner and its closest neighbor., 1 Comment
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" is an abusurdist play in which Vladimir and Estragon wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. In the second act of this two-act play, Vladimir and Estragon decide to wait for one more day, and are resolved to committing suicide if Godot does not arrive the following day., 1 Comment
Monday, May 11, 2015
On Friday, the bombshell was that the Taipei City Government has "referred" President Ma Ying-jeou for investigation over improperly profiting Farglory in its royalty negotiations over the Taipei Dome. According to released documents, the city government negotiated 11 times with the conglomerate, which it is estimated will reap a 50-year operating net profit of up to NT$116.9 billion., 2 Comments
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Taipei's anti-corruption commission has concluded a probe into a controversial construction project by recommending that the city's former mayor and the country's incumbent president -- Ma Ying-jeou -- be referred to prosecutors for further investigation.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
In the conservative and prim little island that is Taiwan, many were shocked when several young women bared their chests in a series of photo shoots several weeks back, as they sought to spread the campaign called "Free the Nipple" locally.