Friday, May 1, 2015
Chen Ting-chi might look just like another senior Taiwanese man but he is in fact Taiwan's answer to Colonel Sanders. Four decades ago, he invented Taiwan fried chicken based on recipes inherited from his father., 6 Comments
Chen Ting-chi might look just like another senior Taiwanese man but he is in fact Taiwan's answer to Colonel Sanders. Four decades ago, he invented Taiwan fried chicken based on recipes inherited from his father., 1 Comment
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Finally, Eric Chu is going to Beijing to meet Xi Jinping. Chu, the New Taipei mayor who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), will talk about how to move relations forward between Taiwan and China with Xi, who is general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The outcome may compel Chu to renege on his oft-repeated promise not to run for president next year., 4 Comments
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Taiwan is one of the world's nosiest democracies and has one of the most boisterous media scenes. Its voters have always shown a keenness for experiments. Its press and TV news programs are filled with reports and commentaries criticizing, ridiculing and (as some victims have described it) downright bullying those in power or running for it., 1 Comment
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The high-profile cross-strait meeting has been confirmed. Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) will meet mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) on May 4 in Beijing.
Monday, April 27, 2015
At one point in time, before the dawn of modern medical science, cultures around the world attributed physical and mental illness to taboos and superstitions, thinking that disease was a phenomenon much like bad luck, a divine sign of the wrath of the gods., 1 Comment
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Few would have believed that New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu really meant what he said when he repeatedly stressed that he would not run for president next year. But some of the latest developments have shown that he is determined to honor his promise to the voters who elected him to the mayoral post last November in that he will complete his four-year term.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Just when Taiwanese soccer fans were anxiously anticipating the upcoming international soccer games to kick off in June after the national squad for first time in 12 years advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, shocking news was reported by a local magazine on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lawmakers across the political spectrum in Taiwan are pushing for the so-called "wage hike four" -- amendments to the Company Act, the Factory Act, the Labor Standards Act and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act -- aimed at requiring businesses to increase salaries or share profits with employees.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A new survey by the Academia Sinica revealed a surprising finding: At least 50 percent of Taiwan's public -- in all age demographics -- support reinstating the military draft.