Friday, July 10, 2015
From the stripes and crosses of the Union Jack to the simple design of the French Tricolore, national flags flying in courthouses, classrooms and fire stations typically hold symbolic significance for a nation
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Greece has voted "no" in the referendum over the eurozone bailout package that entailed continued austerity measures that were harsher than the Greek government could accept. That news brought the financial system in Europe, and the world, to the reality that once again countries are on the brink of the unknown, with investors, businesspeople and politicians all holding their breath over the magnitude of the issues at stake.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We witnessed yet another accident last month involving a young Taiwanese backpacker who suffered serious injuries while traveling aboard on a working holiday program and now faces huge medical bills.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
People injured in the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park fire are disproportionately young, most of them in their late teens to mid-twenties. They are supposed to be members of a demographic dubbed by the media as the millennials, the Internet generation, or the "strawberries."
Friday, July 3, 2015
The Consumers' Foundation (消費者文教基金會) recently called on local universities to help improve their students' English-language abilities in order to help them offset the costs of local cram schools.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
According to "The True Story of Ah Q" (阿Ｑ正傳) by Lu Xun, father of modern Chinese literature, Ah Q is symptomatic of the Chinese national characteristic of the time.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
More than 500 people, most of them young people enjoying the beginning of the summer vacation, were injured in one of the worst accidents in the recent history of Taiwan when a "color play" party, in which powder of varied hues is spread on revelers, went terribly wrong on Saturday.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Hung Hsiu-chu is almost certain to become the candidate representing the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) in next year's presidential election. But running parallel to the presidential election will be another race between Hung and KMT Chairman Eric Chu for control of the party., 1 Comment
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Less than a week after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for a "defamation-free campaign," she and the Kuomintang's (KMT) presumptive presidential candidate are both under a barrage of attacks from one another's support base.
Friday, June 26, 2015
As Rahm Emanuel, U.S. President Barack Obama's former chief of staff famously said: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste ... it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." The Kuomintang (KMT) has a serious crisis at hand and it is showing signs of making use of the opportunity it provides., 6 Comments