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Sunday, September 13, 2015
When a top Yilan County official resigned earlier this week over his family's ownership of a farmhouse, it again underscored an absurd part of Taiwan's agricultural policy.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The mass exodus of refugees escaping from war-torn areas in Syria and other countries in the region had largely been mentioned in passing by Taiwan's local media, with the occasional piece in the international pages about sunken rafts and refugees packed into boats like sardines as they headed toward Southern European countries.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that he recommends that everyone working at the EasyCard Corp., including its chairman Tai Chi-chuan (戴季全), attend gender equality classes in the wake of the EasyCard controversy involving a porn star.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Bad economic news piled up yesterday with the announcement that Taiwan's exports for August fell by 14.8 percent. Local media began reporting a "tough winter" ahead for the economy.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
One thing good about democracy is that under this system, everyone has a chance to enter politics. It is true that those with firm backing from a political party -- along with its abundant capital and other resources -- are more likely to stand a chance.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics published the results of two surveys at the end of last month. One surveyed Taiwan's national happiness, and the other its national wealth.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu has surprised her party and the nation by taking a break in her campaigning activities amid never-ending speculation that she may be replaced by someone else
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Mainland China on Thursday presented its latest military hardware in a parade of grand proportions billed as a commemoration of the end of World War II but widely seen as a projection of its growing military might and ambition.
Friday, September 4, 2015
As children of all grades return to school this week, they are once again reminded to readjust their attitudes and re-prime their brains as they march back into their classrooms. Toting heavy backpacks and burdening themselves with eight classes a day, not to mention cram schooling and other "extra curricular" activities bent on prolonging the academic discipline for the rest of their day, Taiwan's children are stuck in a purgatory of prescribed learning that remains largely unquestioned.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
A week has passed since the EasyCard Corp.'s decision to release the controversial "Angles and Demons" limited-edition card covers featuring Yui Hatano, providing overdue lessons ranging from morals to government personnel management and gender issues, not only for the Greater Taipei population, but also for Taiwanese society.
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