Wednesday, September 10, 2014
As Taiwan braces itself for continued revelations on the extent of the recent oil-from-refuse-food scandal, which has made an impact across all levels of the nation's dining and food industries' supply chain, scrutiny should be focused on the regulatory enforcement of the newly revamped Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法) and on whether the change reflects the ruling party's commitment to improving the safeguarding of the people's well-being.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Eating moon cakes during Mid-Autumn Festival has long been a Chinese tradition, but not all Taiwanese can afford the luxury this year. Due to the recent surfacing of the gutter oil scandal, many bakeries have seen locals lining up requesting a refund on previously purchased moon cakes and other pastry products.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Taiwanese citizens are living longer and longer — an average life span of 79.12 years — with males reaching an average of 75.96 and females reaching an average of 82.47 years, according to a report that came out on Thursday.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Taiwan is usually proud of its delicious foods. But are they safe? We may have good recipes and good chefs who can guarantee delicious dishes, but the latest food scare has again shown that food safety in Taiwan remains as problematic as ever.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Since its establishment in 1977, the William Jones Cup has been the most important international basketball tournament and summer hoop fiesta in Taiwan.
Friday, September 5, 2014
On Sunday, the citizens of Hong Kong had a taste of a direct election. A number of those who voted felt cheated.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
People celebrate anniversaries. Birth anniversaries are celebrated. So are wedding anniversaries. But few like to mark a divorce anniversary, for after all, people don't want to celebrate divorce. In this value-confused society of ours, however, some people commemorated an uncalled-for anniversary.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Street vendors cried foul at Taipei's Xing Tian Temple (行天宮) on Aug. 26 after visitors were asked to simply put their hands together in prayer instead of burning incense or offering food.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Yesterday's announcement of the framework of reforms for the “direct election” of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 disappointed a large portion of Hong Kongers. For many, it was another severe blow to the prospects for democracy to flourish in the city.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Before having wanderlust and a yearning for adventures became something to aspire to, the common goal of many Taiwanese people was to achieve stability. Nothing to be ashamed of.