Friday, November 29, 2013
Is Beijing's latest move in the East China Sea merely a bluffing game? Or is it ready to shoot down any “unidentified” planes flying over its freshly established air defense identification zone (ADIZ)?
Thursday, November 28, 2013
In the British sci-fi comedy film “The World's End,” we see a middle-aged man who refuses to face the compromises and complicity of adulthood, choosing to dwell in his years as a teenager when he was handsome and popular. His motto is that people should be free.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Golden Horse Awards last Saturday celebrated its 50th birthday at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. Over a hundred internationally renowned directors, actors, actresses, and filmmakers from Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and other countries walked down the red carpet and together marked a historic moment.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Gambia broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan on Nov. 15, when President Yahya Jammeh announced the termination of ties between Banjul and Taipei for “reasons of national strategic interest.” Well, that national strategic interest was none other than more money from Taiwan, which it can't afford. So, Taipei had to declare the end of its official relationship with Banjul three days later.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Mainland China took tensions in the East China Sea up a notch yesterday after it announced the establishment of an air defense identification zone that encompasses the disputed Diaoyutais. Sovereignty over the islands is claimed by Taipei, Beijing and Tokyo.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Some argue that legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to the destruction of morality and families. These tend to be the same people who equate homosexuality with disease, abuse and perversion —just visit some of the websites of anti-gay marriage groups based in this country., 2 Comments
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Fifty years ago today, the world was sent into shock as Americans grieved over the loss of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The central government has been undergoing restructuring in recent years, closing down some offices and merging some others. In theory, the goal is to form a slimmer and more efficient bureaucracy that is run by a smaller staff and less expenses.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Communist Party of China (CPC) published on Friday a lengthy directive entitled “Decisions On Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms,” (中共中央關於全面深化改革若干重大問題的決定) with loosening of the one-child policy and the tackling of state-owned industries to shift the country towards a more market-oriented economy garnering wide attention.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
On Nov. 13, right after Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) watched the documentary “Beyond Beauty — Taiwan From Above” with local reporters and students, one student threw two slippers in the direction of the premier and documentary director Chi Bo-lin (齊柏林) when the two were delivering their thoughts on the film., 7 Comments