Saturday, October 3, 2015
Taiwan's men's national basketball team ended its journey prematurely in the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship with a 99-69 triumph over Kuwait on Monday.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A Sept. 25 story by Politico titled "Iran Deal: The Inside Account" revealed the path culminating in the reaching of this year's nuclear agreement between Iran and the U.S. Despite being blasted by hard-liners in both countries as having sacrificed too much, the pact has cleared a final legislative hurdle in the U.S. and is set to be officially inaugurated in October.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Nangang Bottle Cap Factory was nearly completely torn down earlier this month, despite Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je's pledge during his mayoral election campaign last year to preserve the factory as a heritage site. Parts of the historic factory were saved at the last minute due to a public outcry.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Variety show host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) did not take home any awards at the 50th TV Golden Bell Awards on Saturday, but he is no doubt one of the biggest winners of the night.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Taiwan's military has seen a few incidents -- one of them likely to be a fatal plane crash -- this month, and they all have pointed to one major common problem: the Armed Forces are not properly equipped or protected.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Three months ago, when McDonald's announced that it was selling its 413 stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator, government officials spun the global food giant's decision as the company's lust for profits, not as a reflection of Taiwan's investment climate.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Some say that a fault confessed is half redressed, meaning that when you know that you have done something wrong, you should be ready to admit it and be prepared to correct it. That is perhaps the strategy VW chief Martin Winterkorn adopted in his recent video posted on the Volkswagen website during which he apologized for the international uproar caused by the emissions-cheating scandal, yet refused to resign.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
In July, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others presented an open letter at the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence warning against the use of A.I. for military purposes. To most of us, the dire future they were painting -- "feasible within years, not decades," as they cautioned in the letter -- is similar to the one depicted in the "Terminator" sci-fi movie series that featured autonomous killing machines.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said in a city council meeting on Monday that Tai Chih-chuan (戴季全), the former EasyCard co-chairman, is no longer fit to head the company's management.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Shih Ming-teh, a revolutionary former chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has dropped out of the presidential election scheduled for next Jan. 16. The only reason for his withdrawal is that he could not muster enough endorsements.