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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The 25th season of the local Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) officially concluded on Oct. 23 as the Lamigo Monkeys beat the Chinatrust Brothers 8-3 in Game 5 of the Taiwan Series at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Yang Chen-yi (楊振益), owner of the Dai Hanh Phuc Co. (大幸福公司), was last month denied his request to become a government witness (汙點證人) in the Ting Hsin oil scandal involving livestock-grade oil sold for human consumption. His offer in exchange for a lighter sentence was refused as the prosecutors decided they had enough information independent of what Yang was able to offer.
Monday, November 3, 2014
In a recently published short story, Tom Hanks dreamed up a world where space travel has become a hobbyist pursuit. The moon-orbiting spacecraft was built by a pool supply magnate-turned space entrepreneur and retrofitted with duct tape from Home Depot.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Cross-strait relations have been dogged by the accusations of spying that have been traded between Taipei and Beijing in recent months. The latest is the disclosure by Taiwan on Friday of the arrest of three of its retired Air Force pilots on espionage charges for allegedly collecting intelligence for China.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Prosecutors yesterday formally pressed charges against Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Chairman Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), indicting him and other senior Ting Hsin executives for knowingly supervising the import of feed oil for human use and the subsequent processing of the subpar oil to pass food screening. Prosecutors have seized the NT$441.62 million earnings from the allegedly illegal practice and pressed for a 30-year sentence for Wei.
Friday, October 31, 2014
In the current war against the Islamic State (IS), several voices have been calling for a review of the mindset with which a fundamental resolution of terrorism will be achieved. Some articles, such as “The Reign of Terror” by Tomis Kapitan, published in the New York Times, have pointed out that even as the world presents a united front in condemning terrorism, the rhetoric of destroying a vile enemy may be hindering efforts at identifying causes — despite their non-justifiability — behind the frenzied hate.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Nearing the 30-day countdown mark, some Taipei citizens may still be secretly perplexed at the mayoral candidate choices shoved into their faces. Many have supposedly taken a stance on the upcoming elections already, but aside from the staunchly loyal, it would be honest to state that plenty are still dubious about their decision.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Taipei on Oct. 25. Most of them gathered on Ketagalan Avenue leading to the Presidential Mansion while waving rainbow flags in one of the largest annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride parades in Asia. Only about 1,000 marched on the Municipal Public Hall named after Dr. Sun Yat-sen with 69 Techno Santaizi (電音三太子) at their head to mark Taiwan's Retrocession Day.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Real wage levels in Taiwan have retracted to the level of 16 years ago, generating outcries of unfairness among the public. This issue is not specific to Taiwan, with western nations also grappling with the very same problem.
Monday, October 27, 2014
On Wednesday, CommonWealth Magazine (天下雜誌) highlighted the nation's most renowned enterprises with the 20th edition of the Most Admired Company in Taiwan awards. Speeches by award recipients, presenters and honored guests throughout the event noticeably shared a common focus on the responsibilities of corporations to the wider society.
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