Thursday, October 23, 2014
For Taiwan, the question whether to build conventional submarines or not is still a problem, though both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are in agreement that they will have to be built in a local shipyard to replace its aging fleet of four.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
While the rest of the so-called developing Asian countries have begun to adopt digital box receivers to watch program packages and a diverse selection of shows, “developed” countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have decided to continue using cable television services to watch channels that broadcast shows mainly in their native languages.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
When the world is concerned about sending journalists into combat zones, it raises the dilemma of the need for more information versus the risks inherent in going into such areas. One part of the problem is the motivation to get the better, first-hand information that comes with being in the immediacy of the war and the suffering and destruction taking place.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Taiwan's basketball association last week announced a revamp of the local semi-professional Super Basketball League's (SBL) existing playoff system; a dramatic change, according to the association, which could boost the competitiveness of the game and attract more viewers.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Can the beleaguered Ting Hsin International Group, along with its magnate, Wei Ying-chung, buy its way out of trouble in the wake of the tainted cooking oil scandal?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Rome is not a city of high seismic risk but an occurrence many described as an “earthquake” shocked the city on Monday. In a groundbreaking interim report from a meeting of nearly 200 bishops, cardinals and priests, the Vatican suggested that the Roman Catholic Church should welcome same-sex couples and try to take divorced and remarried Catholics back into the fold.
Friday, October 17, 2014
In the 1995 thriller “Outbreak,” Dustin Hoffman jumped off a helicopter to board a ship in his search for a cure to an Ebola-like virus. When he found it, he had to fly the helicopter in front of a bomber jet to prevent the U.S. government from bombing a town to stop the pandemic. In real life, containing Ebola will be both easier and harder than that.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou gave a speech at the Exhibition of Historical Archives of the South China Territories of the Republic of China on Sept. 1, which is to last until Oct. 31 in Taipei. It will then move to Taichung and Kaohsiung to remain open until the end of this year., 1 Comment
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Although the international media are closely following the situation, there is little that the rest of the world can offer Hong Kong when the Chinese dragon refuses to budge, and symptoms of an exhausted protest have been showing for at least 10 days at Occupy Central.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
On Friday, Chinese state media condemned what it called the recent “morbid nostalgia for the Republic of China,” which “has emerged among a few Internet communities and a small number of intellectuals.” The attack came in an editorial entitled “Double Ten Fervor Humiliates History,” published by the Global Times, in which it called the people in question “fanatics.”