Sunday, June 28, 2015
Hung Hsiu-chu is almost certain to become the candidate representing the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) in next year's presidential election. But running parallel to the presidential election will be another race between Hung and KMT Chairman Eric Chu for control of the party., 1 Comment
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Less than a week after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for a "defamation-free campaign," she and the Kuomintang's (KMT) presumptive presidential candidate are both under a barrage of attacks from one another's support base.
Friday, June 26, 2015
As Rahm Emanuel, U.S. President Barack Obama's former chief of staff famously said: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste ... it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." The Kuomintang (KMT) has a serious crisis at hand and it is showing signs of making use of the opportunity it provides., 6 Comments
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Local university students believing themselves to be eager and entrepreneurial have instead found themselves getting schooled on a course regarding entitlement and elitism after a proposed plan to crowdfund a hiking expedition ran afoul of public sentiment. Unfortunately for society as a whole, how the university students originally conceived of the project reveals much deeper problems in our education system that must be addressed beyond merely rebuking these young individuals.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its standard bearer in next year's presidential election, spatted with her party's most influential former Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung early last week over her failure to help the newly formed New Power Party (時代力量) and Social Democratic Party (社會民主黨) field candidates for legislative elections.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Chinese traditions are closely linked to cultural beliefs constructed upon the "three pillars of Chinese culture," made up of the teachings of Confucianism, the philosophy of Buddhism, and the ideas of Taoism. Aside from following these ideals, Chinese has also incorporated religious worship to establish a supernaturally based cultural tradition today.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
It is a rare sight to see nearly 20,000 people gathered around the Taipei Dome on a Tuesday night. What is even rarer was that they were not there for a concert at the dome, but to attend a soccer game held at the nearby Taipei Municipal Stadium in a country that has long been regarded as a soccer desert.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Six years after it was first proposed, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act (溫室氣體減量及管理法) passed its third reading in the Legislative Yuan this week. Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiu Wen-yen (邱文彥) called it a "nearly impossible" feat. The bill, which legally requires industries to reduce their carbon emissions to half the level of 2005 (251 million tons) by 2050, was ratified Monday with support from both sides of the party divide., 1 Comment
Friday, June 19, 2015
Imagine that all motorcycles on Taipei streets become electric, and all motorcyclists can easily get a fully charged battery to keep them going in a few minutes -- sounds unrealistic to you? This fantasy-like scenario may actually come true much faster than expected.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
One hundred and twenty years ago today, Admiral Sukenori Kabayama inaugurated his government of Taiwan amid festivities in Taipei.