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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Amid Kuomintang (KMT) Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu's (洪秀柱) win of the ruling party's primary presidential approval polls with 46 percent, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pronounced a "defamation-free campaign" on Sunday. She hopes the two potential leaders can pave the way toward a new election culture
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Sunday that Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), with an approval rating of 46 percent, has been successful in the presidential primary polls and will therefore be nominated by the party to run in the 2016 presidential election.
Monday, June 15, 2015
More than one in 10 ninth-graders will leave junior high school without being awarded a diploma this summer as a result of revised graduation regulations. The number is embarrassingly high, but it really tells us something about the education system in this country.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The adage of history being written by the victors adds ample fuel to a perennial debate regarding Taiwan's high school history curriculum, in which the island's students are always getting the shorter end of the stick.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Smartphone vendor HTC is one of the few Taiwanese companies that have established themselves as successful global brands. However, its stock price took a hit this week plummeting to the NT$70 range. It was nowhere close to its NT$1,300 peak in its glory days, while NT$14.5 billion in capitalized value has evaporated into the air within two days.
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Friday, June 12, 2015
The Taiwan hotel industry is booming; more so than anywhere else in the world, and many in the industry expect the good times to keep rolling for a few years to come.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A TVBS poll published an astonishing straw poll last Thursday. It showed that if Hung Hsiu-chu, vice president of the Legislative Yuan and presidential primary candidate for the Kuomintang (KMT), faced Tsai Ing-wen, the standard bearer of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in the presidential election now, the former would trail the latter by a mere 1 percent.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
One of the biggest generational disconnects of our time is how the young and the old often fail to establish mutual empathy based on the belief that the other side is having a better time.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A plaque for the latest inductee to Taiwan Baseball Hall of Fame was unveiled at Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium late last month as part of the celebrations to welcome the world's all-time home run king, Sadaharu Oh (王貞治), to become the latest member to the hall.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Presidential candidate and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen is in New York after a meeting with Antony Blinken, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State. In a tour that State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf described as yielding "constructive exchanges," Tsai appears to have scored a high mark in her pre-election tour for presenting ideas. Her mission was to reassure the U.S. of the ramifications of a possible DPP victory in the upcoming 2016 presidential elections.
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