Police officers from across the country have been hunting down those who sabotaged Chiang Kai-shek statues in the past week. Such incidents have been reported in Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and even the rural Shoufeng Township in Hualien County.
Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Feb. 28 massacre in Taiwan, where thousands were killed and many were imprisoned after the Nationalist government put down an island wide uprising against its rule in 1947.
One well-known quote, whose authorship is oft disputed, is: "If you are not a Communist at 20, you have no heart. If you are still a Communist at 35, you have no heart." This may well sum up the attitude of young people in Taiwan used to have toward Chinese unification: Radical youth giving way to the wisdom of age.
In normal times, the truth does not need any support. It is self-evident and universal. These are, however, not normal times.
The Oscars, Hollywood's biggest night, are today. While the academy has stepped up its game on diversity this year, it still seems to view it as purely a black-and-white matter.
Two major court cases in Hong Kong over the past week have confirmed that the Chinese special administrative zone and former British colony is no longer the city that many of us knew. And it is changing for the worse.
Another batch of Taiwanese fraud suspects is scheduled to be sent to China.
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's reassurances to Chinese leader Xi Jinping that the U.S. would honor its "one China policy," Taiwan finds itself even more exposed and vulnerable than it was before President Tsai Ing-wen decided to place that ill-fated congratulatory call to Trump in December.
Dr. Stephen M. Young, a former director of the Taipei office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said last Wednesday the United States would station a Marine Guard at the new AIT office compound in Taipei scheduled to open later this year.
One of the best things about life in Taiwan's cities is the convenience. Its urban centers are sleepless. One can buy groceries, food or fresh coffee, withdraw or wire money, send or receive packages,