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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
With Taiwan's almost non-stop election cycles, it is easy to move on from one "milestone" election to the next without much afterthought. But it is always useful to reflect on elections past.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
If prisons get overcrowded, then law enforcement authorities may have to imprison fewer drunk-driving offenders. If your faucets are connected to lead pipes, you may have to drink less of the water.
Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential nominee Hung Hsiu-chu's fate will be decided this Saturday, with a high likelihood she will lose the nomination. It is an opportune time to examine some of the mistakes in Hung's presentation of her hard-line pan-blue stance, as well as those of her rivals in the pan-green camp.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, formed among 12 governments this month, has President Ma Ying-jeou's administration worried as it enters its twilight hours.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Do you remember that scene in "Back to the Future Part II," when Marty McFly travels to Oct. 21, 2015 to save his children who have yet to be born in the first "Back to the Future" time period of 1985?
Thursday, October 22, 2015
U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater was nominated by the Grand Old Party (GOP) to run against President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The Republican standard bearer, painted as a reactionary by the Johnson campaign, lost by one of the largest landslides in history, bringing down many GOP congressional candidates as well. The Republicans anticipated it when they nominated him at their party's convention. But they stuck to their guns, and he went down in glorious defeat.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Two-hundred and twenty-two years after Lord Macartney, Great Britain's first envoy to the Qing Empire, refused to kowtow in front of the Qianlong Emperor, China seems to finally be getting the courtesy it wishes from the British government.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The Kuomintang (KMT) extraordinary party congress last Saturday did not produce surprising results -- Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu found herself dumped by the party that she loves so much and replaced by Eric Chu, who is burdened not only by his role as New Taipei City mayor, but also as KMT chairman.
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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Taipei has conveyed its protest to Beijing over a new electronic entry permit the Chinese Communist government now gives travelers from Taiwan.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
The Chinese Professional Baseball League's (中華職棒, CPBL) 2015 season has definitely been a memorable one for Taiwanese baseball fans as the local league concluded its regular season games on Tuesday on a high note when a number of explosive batters set new records for the 26-year-old league.
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