When Taiwan was looking to ease the pressure on students scrambling through the narrow gates to higher education some two decades ago, the government took the easy way out by creating more universities. But that was a very bad decision.
2016 started with hope and is now ending with little of it.
President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday called for a meeting between civic groups in favor of and against same-sex marriage, hoping to maintain rationality in dealing with the controversial bill.
A group of students from the private Hsinchu Kuang-Fu High School wore self-fashioned Nazi uniforms and wielded swastika banners at their school's "Christmas and Thanksgiving Costume Parade" last Friday., 6 Comments
At long last, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was able to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture on Dec. 14. Abe first met Putin at Moscow in 2013. The second Abe-Putin meeting took place in the resort city of Sochi near the Black Sea last May.
Last week, Taiwan found itself ranked third in an unlikely list -- the 2016 Index of Ignorance. The index, released by Ipsos MORI, a United Kingdom-based market research company, ranked the alleged "most ignorant places in the world" by asking respondents from 40 countries questions about their own countries.
The chairmen of two of Taiwan's most successful businesses -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Giant Bicycles -- have raised some eyebrows recently by refusing to serve as President Tsai Ing-wen's advisers.
Politicians, pundits and experts weighed in Wednesday when Sao Tome and Principe became the latest of the Republic of China's diplomatic allies lost to Beijing's efforts to isolate Taipei on the international stage., 1 Comment
On Jan. 1, Taiwan will begin enforcing a ban on killing stray animals at public shelters. The Council of Agriculture said last week it wouldn't delay the implementation of the no-kill policy, but it fell short of explaining how it would go about making such a policy reality
The military power balance across the Taiwan Strait has been tipped sharply in favor of the People's Republic of China over the past couple of years.