Monday, January 5, 2015
So soon into 2015 and one auspicious achievement has already been borne of the tireless efforts of the government and the people. The hoisting of the R.O.C. flag at Twin Oaks Estate (雙橡園), the site of the R.O.C.'s former embassy in the United States, on New Year's Day is an affirmation of the Taiwan story.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
There was a ridiculous delay in processing the paperwork for the release of former President Chen Shui-bian from prison on health reasons before the nation went into a long weekend for the New Year holiday., 1 Comment
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Not a week into his term in office, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has managed to keep the nation's eyes riveted on him as his efficiency is unlike what the Taiwanese people are accustomed to.
Friday, January 2, 2015
A-he (阿河), the injured hippo that held the attention of so many in Taiwan in recent days, was pronounced dead on Dec. 29 by veterinarians who later attributed the death to diaphragm injury resulting from the animal's escape from his transport truck and an accidental fall when he was being lowered into his pond.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
A lot has happened in 2014, many tragedies, natural disasters, political crises and also social turmoil. But if one has to underline a trend in the events of the outgoing year, one will find disruptions recurring over and over.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, which won a landslide victory in the 9-in-1 nationwide local elections, seems like a shoo-in for the presidential election of 2016., 1 Comment
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The China Post has rarely given credit to the local Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), not for a long time.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Amid Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's entanglement in a controversy over the selection of various departmental heads versus I-Voting, a system of open elections for city government officials promised by him, many questions deserve to be asked, including questions about Ko's sincerity (or his naivete) in promising these reforms.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
It is understandable why opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen has cut an angry figure after her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost out Thursday in speaker elections in some major city councils where her camp stood a good chance of winning.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The Legislative Yuan's plenary session is expected today to review a proposal to place a three-year delay on a stock gains tax targeting major traders.