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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.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
As the world braces for the Ebola outbreak, we must ask whether Taiwan is ready to combat the deadly virus. Premier Jiang Yi-huah said on Thursday that Ebola's potential threat to Taiwan has been giving him sleepless nights, mulling ways to stop the virus from spreading to the country.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah argued Tuesday against the legalization of marijuana, stressing that he does not wish to see an increase in drug consumption in Taiwan.
Friday, October 24, 2014
A high-profile team of London lawyers met with the Greek government on Oct. 14 to help boost Greece's long but so far futile campaign to reclaim from Britain the 5th-century B.C. Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin marbles.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
For Taiwan, the question whether to build conventional submarines or not is still a problem, though both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are in agreement that they will have to be built in a local shipyard to replace its aging fleet of four.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
While the rest of the so-called developing Asian countries have begun to adopt digital box receivers to watch program packages and a diverse selection of shows, “developed” countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have decided to continue using cable television services to watch channels that broadcast shows mainly in their native languages.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
When the world is concerned about sending journalists into combat zones, it raises the dilemma of the need for more information versus the risks inherent in going into such areas. One part of the problem is the motivation to get the better, first-hand information that comes with being in the immediacy of the war and the suffering and destruction taking place.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Taiwan's basketball association last week announced a revamp of the local semi-professional Super Basketball League's (SBL) existing playoff system; a dramatic change, according to the association, which could boost the competitiveness of the game and attract more viewers.
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