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
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Book of Rites records in brief how crimes were punished during the Chou Dynasty (1122-255 B.C.): “Punishments are not for nobles (and) ceremony is not for commoners.” The way to mete out punishment hasn't changed much in China for more than three millennia., 2 Comments
Monday, November 18, 2013
When a disaster strikes, getting resources into the hands of those in need quickly is crucial. In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan (海燕颱風), which swept through the central part of the Philippines on Nov. 8 and left a trail of ruin and devastation, Taiwan can be proud to have been among the first countries to airlift emergency supplies to the city of Cebu, including a total of 100 metric tons of tents, blankets, water and rations delivered in 12 sorties of C-130 cargo planes within three days.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
In the end, all the donations, all the developmental assistance, and for that matter all the schmoozing earned Taiwan nothing but an abrupt breakup and a “let's just be friends” cliche.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Recent management reshuffling at some of Taiwan's major high-tech companies have shown that these firms have come to a critical moment. The latest is an announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) — the world's largest contract chipmaker — that it has appointed two co-CEOs. Its founder, Morris Chang, will leave the CEO post but remain as the wafer foundry's chairman.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Council for Economic Planning and Development Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) said yesterday that unless Taiwan takes a more active approach, it may not be able to kick-start negotiations to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) or the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
As Taiwan sees disappointing economic growth and sluggish export numbers in recent months, its leaders need to realize that the key to rejuvenating the island's economy and enhancing its competitiveness lies in innovation in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) held its 19th national party congress in Wuqi, a port city near Taichung, last Sunday.
Monday, November 11, 2013
In Zurich, authorities two weeks ago declared a preliminary program to offer “sex boxes” on the sides of the road to be a success. These facilities, equipped with a parking spot for driving customers only, are cabins by the side of the road, with shower facilities, educational signs and, most importantly, a wide exit by the back door and an alarm bell to call authorities if trouble arises.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Cycling enthusiasts around the island are eager to take part in the 2013 Taiwan Cycling Festival (2013臺灣自行車節) that kicks off today and will feature various travel events for people from all walks of life until Nov. 17. Organized by the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (交通部觀光局), the eight-day bicycle fiesta is the direct result of Taiwan's “cycling miracle” that has put LOHAS, an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, on everyone's lips.