Saturday, February 15, 2014
A lot of ink has been spent on the fact that Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said in public on mainland Chinese soil that “the Republic of China is 103 years old,” the first time an R.O.C. government official has done so in 65 years.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Individual beliefs do not stay confined to the people who possess them; they can affect how society functions, and this rings true in every culture. Despite the awakening of feminism and the promotion of women's rights, gender inequality is still deeply rooted in numerous cultures and exists beyond the glass ceiling and sexual harassment.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe couldn't have a talk with mainland Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi on the Black Sea shore of Russia last Friday, but scored a nimble win in his summit diplomacy by getting Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Tokyo in the fall to discuss how to facilitate the return to Japan of its Northern Territories.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The second Taipei International Comics & Animation Festival kicked off recently, with the number of people attending the festival hitting a record high this year.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
On Wednesday, the largest drug store chain in the United States stated its intention to stop selling cigarette products by October of this year. CVS Caremark explained its decision in a press release, saying that “cigarettes and providing health care just don't go together in the same setting.” The New York Times quoted a market analyst as saying that CVS' decision is not likely to affect overall sales of tobacco because convenience stores account for two-thirds of tobacco sales.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off in Sochi on Friday with a festival of music, dance and fashion, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin's bravado in front of international media for organizing the largest and most expensive Games in history.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Labor authorities have moved to provide more protection to so-called dispatched workers, a group of usually underpaid, underprivileged laborers whose status has been kept in a gray area in the job market.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
For years, Taiwan has been known for producing some of the best baseball talents in the world.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Over the past few months, Taiwan's military has been launching a series of reforms in the wake of the controversial death of Army Corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘) last July.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
A hero is a man many people look up to for help they urgently need. If they find no hero, people try to make one, more often than not. That's why hero-making is now going on in Taipei, where eligible voters will go to the polls toward the end of this year to elect a new mayor.