Friday, February 21, 2014
The politicians of Taiwan may blare out what they like regarding the island's political status and relationship with mainland China, but the Taiwanese are good and tired of the tug-o-war going on between two sides that are smiling daggers at each other, Taiwan meting out each statement with baited breath, all for the glorious advantage of being the one and only China the world recognizes.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has a revisionist view of Japan's atrocities during the Second World War, refuses to characterize Japan invading China and other Asian countries as “aggression,” asserting that the definition of aggression has yet to be established in academia or in the international community.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
At midnight on Feb. 9 in New Taipei City, a female nurse attended a karaoke party held by the clinic where she works. After the party, she was drunk and waiting for her colleagues in the karaoke's lobby, alone. Three men came into the lobby, saw her lying on the floor unconscious, picked her up and went to a nearby hotel.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou pointed out yesterday that it would be impractical for Taiwan to compare the number of its servicemen with that of its “possible enemies.”
Monday, February 17, 2014
The Lantern Festival (元宵節) kicked off on Friday for the pleasure of local and foreign camera-wielding tourists all across the country. The most brightly lit event of the year is poised to dazzle millions of visitors again with its magnificent display of lanterns that range from cute handheld paper animals from the Chinese zodiac dangling from wooden sticks for children to humongous LED-lit structures displayed in outdoor venues.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) minister's historic visit to China has triggered speculation over the possibility of a meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
A lot of ink has been spent on the fact that Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said in public on mainland Chinese soil that “the Republic of China is 103 years old,” the first time an R.O.C. government official has done so in 65 years.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Individual beliefs do not stay confined to the people who possess them; they can affect how society functions, and this rings true in every culture. Despite the awakening of feminism and the promotion of women's rights, gender inequality is still deeply rooted in numerous cultures and exists beyond the glass ceiling and sexual harassment.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe couldn't have a talk with mainland Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi on the Black Sea shore of Russia last Friday, but scored a nimble win in his summit diplomacy by getting Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Tokyo in the fall to discuss how to facilitate the return to Japan of its Northern Territories.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The second Taipei International Comics & Animation Festival kicked off recently, with the number of people attending the festival hitting a record high this year.