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.
Friday, October 18, 2013
In Taiwanese politics, one thing is sure: when in trouble, count on your rival., 1 Comment
Thursday, October 17, 2013
As China hastens its pace in opening up its domestic markets and establishing free trade agreements with a number of countries, the government of Taiwan should quickly untangle itself from its current political quagmire, so that it may find ways to better cope with a new international reality.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Ker Chien-ming, the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) caucus whip, was suspected of influence peddling in an attempt to get an inmate paroled some time ago. The Special Investigation Division led by Prosecutor-General Huang Shih-ming asked for permission to wiretap the whip's assistant, and as a result, the Taipei District Court approved the request., 5 Comments
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
When President Ma Ying-jeou said in his speech at the recent National Day celebrations that “cross-strait relations are not international relations,” he was stating the obvious., 1 Comment
Monday, October 14, 2013
One can say that the “September Strife” in Taiwan's politics has come to a partial resolution with the cooling down and ostentatious rapprochement between President Ma Ying-jeou and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng on National Day. Ma and Wang “broke the ice,” the media said while fawning over the interaction that the two managed to eek out.