Friday, September 19, 2014
The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) warned on Tuesday that further peaks in electricity consumption could have as likely consequence the implementation of electricity rationing
Thursday, September 18, 2014
people often find themselves facing an unenviable number of choices when their days are numbered. The same is true when a loved one balances on the line between life and death.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Kuomintang's (KMT) annual national congress ended on Sunday in Chiayi County. In his speech at the event, President Ma Ying-jeou, who doubles as the KMT chairman, once again went on the offensive, arguing that the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hindered Taiwan's progress.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Eighty-three years ago on Sep.18, a Japanese Kwangtung Army lieutenant placed dynamite at a small section of Liutiaohu on the South Manchurian Railroad, which was owned and operated by the Japanese, to create a conflagration for which the Chinese would be blamed, thus creating an excuse to attack a Manchurian Army garrison in nearby Beidaying. The purpose of the plot was the conquest of Manchuria.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Something is rotten in the state of the republic. The “gutter oil,” “lard oil,” “substandard oil,” — or whatever name one chooses to call the contaminated grease some local businesses passed for cooking oil — is not the only toxic substance in Taiwan.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Taiwan's food safety law needs a vigorous revamp to prevent a repeat of the tainted oil scandal. But while the food industry must be more tightly monitored, we must also look beyond the food industry itself in order to facilitate such control.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
A group of exhibitionists who get their thrills by shooting nude photos in public places and posting them online got free publicity from the Apple Daily Tuesday after the Chinese-language newspaper published nude photos of one of their members taken at the Xianse Temple Station on the Xinzhuang MRT Line.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tens of thousands of tweets have been posted after Apple launched its latest smartphone models and introduced its first smartwatch on Sept. 9. One stands out.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A public opinion survey published last Thursday showed a tapering off of the Sunflower Student Movement's effect on the national identification of the people of Taiwan.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
As Taiwan braces itself for continued revelations on the extent of the recent oil-from-refuse-food scandal, which has made an impact across all levels of the nation's dining and food industries' supply chain, scrutiny should be focused on the regulatory enforcement of the newly revamped Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法) and on whether the change reflects the ruling party's commitment to improving the safeguarding of the people's well-being.