Over 100,000 current and former government employees, including civil servants, public school teachers and retired military personnel, and their supporters took to the streets in Taipei on Sept. 3, calling for "dignity and an end to defamation" over the pension reform issue.
More than 140,000 retirees took to the streets in Taipei last Saturday to protest pension cuts. They were veterans, retired government employees and retired schoolteachers. Young activists joined them, too. They demanded: "Don't blemish us and give us our dignity back."
Tens of thousands of demonstrators congregated on Armed Forces Day in a show of strength to oppose so-called slandering of public sector pension packages on Saturday. Peaceful as the gathering was, it stoked passion and emotion that is unlikely to bring constructive dialogue and the rational exchange of ideas needed to tackle pension reform.
When U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump turned illegal Mexican immigrants into the bogeymen in his vitriol-fueled campaign -- calling them rapists and proposing a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border that would be paid for by Mexico --the last thing he expected was a formal invitation from the Latin American nation's president.
The Ministry of National Defense Wednesday submitted reports on the state of the PRC's military capabilities, as well as the R.O.C.'s own five-year military plans. China's military already has the ability to conquer Taiwan's outlying islands, the report says. But what is more important is the fate of Taiwan.
Home runs have been flying out of Taiwanese ballparks at a record rate in the ongoing local Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) season.
Media reports in Taiwan often read like cheap novels, with predictable plots and cardboard stock characters., 1 Comment
Recent polls have shown that the least popular Cabinet minister is Gen. Feng Shih-kuan.
On Tuesday, Economic Daily News came out with a welcome front-page story titled "Central Bank Loosens Grip: Taiwan Dollar enters a period of fall with volume." The article involved the Perng Fai-nan's (彭淮南) longstanding stewardship of Taiwan's central bank.
Back in 1991, the Interior Ministry's Urban Development Committee approved a plan to transform Shezidao -- a flood-prone sandbar at the confluence of the Keelung and Tamsui rivers in suburban Taipei -- into a Disney-like recreational park.