Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The first ever Premier 12 baseball world tournament, an international event organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), featuring the 12 best teams in the world, is scheduled to be held in November.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Formosa Fun Coast dust explosion has claimed seven lives so far and many more remain in critical condition. But some of the latest developments have called attention to the ugly, mundane side of the tragedy, overshadowing the initially overwhelming compassion and sympathy shown to the victims and their families.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Following the United States Supreme Court's historic stamp of approval for gay marriage, making it constitutionally legal across the United States last month, Facebook rolled out a fun little feature that applies a rainbow-colored filter to Facebook profile pictures in celebration of same-sex rights. In Taiwan, users of the popular social media platform could see theirs friends using the new colorful profile photos.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Maybe you've watched videos of polar bears swimming endlessly in the ocean. Or perhaps you've seen statistics of soaring emissions of human-related carbon dioxide (CO2) responsible for the greenhouse effect. Or maybe you've just noticed how much hotter it has gotten over the last few years in Taiwan.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Ministry of Labor (勞動部), in its latest policy aimed at improving conditions in the labor market, said last week that it will use the state budget to support unions.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Japan's Kyodo News reported last week that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will deliver his speech on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War not on Aug. 15, but one day earlier, and won't apologize for past Japanese colonization and aggression. The Japanese Empire started the Pacific War, which was officially declared as the Great East Asian War, though after the war it was popularly called the Second World War.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Take a walk to any area of Taiwan's hotspots like Ximending, and one is likely to spot an ad for a locally developed game -- whether for a PC or a mobile device. Commercials for the same time-killing medium also flood television screens at home with actors and actresses dressed up as characters who have little or nothing to do with the games they are endorsing.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Does the Republic of China exist? This may be a tricky question, but for most of us the answer is a simple "yes.", 4 Comments
Saturday, July 11, 2015
In the classic Hong Kong comedy series "The Saint of Gamblers," the main character played by Stephen Chow is famous for going all in in almost every hand he plays. He would shout "show hand" after the first card is dealt. With such hyper-aggressive style he was able to hold off even the most experienced professional gamblers, who refuse play along with what is essentially a game of Russian roulette.
Friday, July 10, 2015
From the stripes and crosses of the Union Jack to the simple design of the French Tricolore, national flags flying in courthouses, classrooms and fire stations typically hold symbolic significance for a nation