Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), made an about-face last week.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The government announces the building of new housing projects, skyscrapers or parks for all to enjoy, and a contract is sealed after some big company lands the deal. Regardless of its function, each project is supposedly designed to benefit the public as a whole. Money passes through many hands to secure the bid, with a bit leeched here and there and whatever is left going toward building materials.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hundreds of World War II veterans in their late 80s and early 90s traveled to Omaha Beach, France on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, often called the longest day in history. On June 6, 1944, after five years of war with Germany, an Allied force composed of 150,000 soldiers, 18,000 paratroopers, 11,000 planes, an armada of 4,400 watercraft and 1,500 tanks headed toward the beaches of Normandy and started an attack that lasted for 11 months and took them all the way to the German capital, Berlin.
Monday, June 9, 2014
As the U.S. is engaged in a national row over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for a soldier who may very well have been a deserter, Taiwan has some lessons that it can take to heart over demonstrating commitment to people who have taken risks in its undercover engagements in the interests of the nation.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The bribery scandal that disgraced a high-ranking government official as well as a real estate billionaire has once again highlighted how Taiwan is plagued by corruption. But much public discussion arising from the latest case has been directed toward the nation's housing and land development policy.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The detention of Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) and Taoyuan County Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) on bribery charges is a milestone in Taiwan's fight for a cleaner government on several levels.
Friday, June 6, 2014
After a 21-year-old college student named Cheng Chieh (鄭捷) decided to carry out his plan to accomplish “something big” on May 21, he took four people's lives and injured 24 in a killing spree on a Taipei Metro train. Society was shaken and devastated by this seemingly meaningless act of terror. Everyone was crying and shouting for an answer to this tragedy.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Japan wants to play a more proactive role in Asia, while the United States is backing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to reorient the Japanese self-defense forces toward actively helping build a peaceful and resilient regional order in Asia.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
In most countries, military personnel are seen as having a noble profession., 1 Comment
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
What is the point of participating in an international biennial of architecture? This is the question that Taiwan's public usually asks when the Ministry of Culture (文化部) and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (國立台灣美術館) announce the country's creative team and project for the Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition that unfolds this week in the City on the Water.