Saturday, January 3, 2015
Not a week into his term in office, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has managed to keep the nation's eyes riveted on him as his efficiency is unlike what the Taiwanese people are accustomed to.
Friday, January 2, 2015
A-he (阿河), the injured hippo that held the attention of so many in Taiwan in recent days, was pronounced dead on Dec. 29 by veterinarians who later attributed the death to diaphragm injury resulting from the animal's escape from his transport truck and an accidental fall when he was being lowered into his pond.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
A lot has happened in 2014, many tragedies, natural disasters, political crises and also social turmoil. But if one has to underline a trend in the events of the outgoing year, one will find disruptions recurring over and over.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, which won a landslide victory in the 9-in-1 nationwide local elections, seems like a shoo-in for the presidential election of 2016., 1 Comment
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The China Post has rarely given credit to the local Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), not for a long time.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Amid Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's entanglement in a controversy over the selection of various departmental heads versus I-Voting, a system of open elections for city government officials promised by him, many questions deserve to be asked, including questions about Ko's sincerity (or his naivete) in promising these reforms.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
It is understandable why opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen has cut an angry figure after her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost out Thursday in speaker elections in some major city councils where her camp stood a good chance of winning.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The Legislative Yuan's plenary session is expected today to review a proposal to place a three-year delay on a stock gains tax targeting major traders.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Political pundits quip that an election is free in Taiwan, but voters have to pay for it afterwards. That quip will be borne out after Dr. Ko Wen-je, mayor-elect of Taipei, assumes office on Christmas Day., 1 Comment
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Independent Miaoli legislator by-election candidate Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷), who is widely known as a central figure in the student-led Sunflower Movement, revealed his two sexual trespasses in recent years in an interview published yesterday.