Tuesday, February 25, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama met Friday with the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet. The White House meeting was greeted by the usual protests in China, claiming the visit was a gross violation of China's internal affairs.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The son of veteran politician and former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) should formally announce his bid to run for mayor of Taipei tomorrow, according to various media reports.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Lawmakers have set up a cross-party alliance to tackle the country's economic woes. It is not a new legislative committee, but rather a platform where all camps in the Legislature can engage in a dialogue to iron out their differences., 1 Comment
Saturday, February 22, 2014
An opinion article by the author and TV news magazine program host Sisy Chen recently courted controversy. In the article, Chen compared home ownership in Taipei to the castle system in India, saying that people who have home-owning parents “have a colorful youth” while people who do not “can only dwell in some humble corners, destined to a black-and-white youth., 1 Comment
Friday, February 21, 2014
The politicians of Taiwan may blare out what they like regarding the island's political status and relationship with mainland China, but the Taiwanese are good and tired of the tug-o-war going on between two sides that are smiling daggers at each other, Taiwan meting out each statement with baited breath, all for the glorious advantage of being the one and only China the world recognizes.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has a revisionist view of Japan's atrocities during the Second World War, refuses to characterize Japan invading China and other Asian countries as “aggression,” asserting that the definition of aggression has yet to be established in academia or in the international community.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
At midnight on Feb. 9 in New Taipei City, a female nurse attended a karaoke party held by the clinic where she works. After the party, she was drunk and waiting for her colleagues in the karaoke's lobby, alone. Three men came into the lobby, saw her lying on the floor unconscious, picked her up and went to a nearby hotel.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou pointed out yesterday that it would be impractical for Taiwan to compare the number of its servicemen with that of its “possible enemies.”
Monday, February 17, 2014
The Lantern Festival (元宵節) kicked off on Friday for the pleasure of local and foreign camera-wielding tourists all across the country. The most brightly lit event of the year is poised to dazzle millions of visitors again with its magnificent display of lanterns that range from cute handheld paper animals from the Chinese zodiac dangling from wooden sticks for children to humongous LED-lit structures displayed in outdoor venues.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) minister's historic visit to China has triggered speculation over the possibility of a meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.