Saturday, April 18, 2015
While the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) continues to drag its feet with the presidential elections less than a year away, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced their champion this week and seemed confident of a surefire victory.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Leaders from six cities and counties in Central and Southern Taiwan pledged on Tuesday to ban the burning of petroleum coke and coal in a bid to prevent the spread of PM2.5 particles. Particularly hazardous to health, these particles often reach middle to high levels in areas of Central and Southern Taiwan, causing a risk to those with vulnerable cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Ten years ago this month, Lien Chan, chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), who was defeated in the presidential election the year before, made a journey of peace to China to ease the tensions across the Taiwan Strait and pave the way for an eventual rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing., 1 Comment
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Players in international affairs can count on two things to be true. First, nothing is ever truly unthinkable given time. A decade ago, anyone who would have suggested the possibility of a rapid warming of ties between long-time foes such as Taiwan and mainland China or the U.S. and Cuba would have been considered wildly imaginative.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Since TV personality Janet Lee (李蒨蓉) uploaded photos of her posing with an AH-64E Apache helicopter on a military base, a series of allegations has been made against the nation's armed forces, citing its slack discipline and the preferential treatment apparently granted to some senior officers, among others.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Hundreds of millions of people observed Tomb Sweeping Day last week, the biggest reminder of filial piety in a culture that is all about filial piety. The culture of the Chinese-speaking people is one that constantly prides itself on old morals and virtues that have been upheld for the past few millennia.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The ongoing Apache scandal has become the top news in Taiwanese media over the past week, after first being exposed to the public late last month., 3 Comments
Friday, April 10, 2015
As previously announced, Hsinchu, Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei started to enforce stricter rationing yesterday, meaning that household water supplies are now reduced to five days a week on a rotational basis.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Chinese Communists are long-time practitioners of a strategy of one step back, two steps forward. So, Fan Liqing, spokeswoman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, is believed to have expressed appreciation last week to Mayor Ko Wen-je of Taipei for his comments on relations between Taiwan and China.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Even optimists who regard the Kuomintang's (KMT) spectacular defeat in the 2014 local elections as a one-time snub by its disappointed supporters recognize the party's need to change.