Monday, October 28, 2013
A local media expert earlier this year commented on Taiwan's food safety and environmental protection issues by saying “The sky was once blue, the beach was once ours ... fruits were once hormone-free, pesticides were once not for human consumption.”
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Despite the gloomy global economic outlook, the prospects for Taiwan's tourism sector is expected to remain strong in the next few years, meaning it is time for Taiwan tourism authorities to further push for foreign and domestic tourists' attention., 2 Comments
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Amid suppressed wage levels and gloomy international economic outlook, the government of Taiwan has been jumping on the global trend of pursuing new possibilities in the so-called cultural and creative industries frontier, with some inevitable bumbling along the way., 6 Comments
Friday, October 25, 2013
The cooking oil scare has again raised huge concerns over food safety in Taiwan. It is not just the people's health that is at stake; Taiwan's reputation has also been compromised., 5 Comments
Thursday, October 24, 2013
There's a very timely exhibition which opens at National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall today. On display at the “Forever Madame Chiang” exhibit are more than 250 photos and memorabilia of May-ling Soong, better known in the West as China's eternal first lady. This 10th-anniversary commemoration of the death of Madame Chiang Kai-shek shows the world that she and her husband are neither out of sight nor out of mind, as far as Chinese people are concerned.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Brother Elephants, Taiwan's most popular baseball team, is being put up for sale because of heavy financial losses, the team's owner recently announced. The Brother Hotel, which owns the Elephants, hopes to find a buyer before the end of the year.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Last week 37 suppliers of food additives were hit with a NT$1.2 million class-action judgment by the New Taipei District Court for providing toxic plasticizer-tainted additives to food manufacturers., 1 Comment
Monday, October 21, 2013
New Taipei City's Department of Labor on Friday conducted a random check of 43 long-term care facilities. The city government leveled fines ranging from NT$20,000 to NT$30,000 for 29 cases of labor law violations against 22 firms. The transgressions include not giving overtime pay or failing to give adequate amounts of the same, not recording sign-in and sign-out times and not giving extra pay for working on holidays., 1 Comment
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The U.S. Congress passed a bill on Thursday to re-open the federal government and to raise the debt ceiling, two hours before the deadline which would have put the U.S. in danger of defaulting on its debts and thrown the world into financial chaos. It is not as much a deal as it is a postponement of the showdown for a few months' time., 1 Comment
Saturday, October 19, 2013
What began as one of the greatest political crises facing the administration and the Kuomintang (KMT) under President Ma Ying-jeou has now disintegrated into a farce that has backfired against the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership.