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Sunday, December 13, 2015
How far can boycotts and protest actions go before they are deemed too radical or unacceptable?
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) has an important place in history, having for decades served as Taiwan's fastest and most far-reaching transportation network. But like many state-run enterprises, it has become a burden on state coffers.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Wei Kuo-yen (魏國彥) recently lamented Taiwan's exclusion from the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The acquittal the Changhua District Court handed down on Nov. 27 touched off infighting between Taiwan's judiciary and public prosecutors. Three judges in consultation acquitted Wei Ying-chung, former chairman of the Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Company, who had been indicted for violating the Act Governing Food Safety.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A local electronic newsletter on Dec. 7 cited Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga, who asked an important question at a press conference he held on the sidelines of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
No human is an island in society, and no country (even if it is a geographical island) is able to remain outside the throes of globalization. Taiwan was once again left outside of the important climate change talks this year, but that does not preclude the fact that our island's participation in the rise of greenhouse gases flows beyond our homes, that our carbon footprint is leaving an indelible mark on how our descendants will stay afloat as the sea levels rise each year.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Former Labor Minister Wang Ju-hsuan has grabbed much public and media attention since becoming KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu's running mate -- but, for all the wrong reasons.
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Saturday, December 5, 2015
The Kuomintang (KMT) can apparently do nothing right for a majority of voters in the upcoming presidential election. Opinion polls released at the end of November put KMT candidate Eric Chu at around 20 percent.....
Friday, December 4, 2015
After the meeting of world leaders earlier this week, the 195 countries attending the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) kick-started the negotiations to try to reach an agreement limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Lt. Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of the Japanese 25th Army, better known as the Tiger of Malaya, conquered Malaya and Singapore in 70 days after Japan's Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 8, 1941.
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