The age of the political outsiders is coming. That's already happened in the United States, where voters have elected the flamboyant, outspoken business tycoon Donald Trump, who had no political credentials whatsoever until the presidential campaign. And it is not unthinkable that the same could happen in Taiwan.
James Soong, chairman of the People First Party, is all set to go to Lima, Peru for the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which is scheduled to open on Saturday. President Tsai Ing-wen, who was barred from attending the meeting, gave the old dog of politics his last day in the sun., 1 Comment
The world is looking desperately for answers after Republican candidate Donald Trump's shocking election last week. What will happen when Trump assumes office? How did everyone get the polling so wrong and predict his defeat?
One of the many recent fiery debates involving social welfare and the public interest is that over the probable lifting of a ban on food imported from five Japanese prefectures affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster, namely Gunma, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Chiba., 1 Comment
Many critics, and even China's state media, have warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump against isolationism, urging him to let the United States continue playing an active role in global affairs. For Taiwan, U.S. isolationism could have tremendous consequences.
Since its launch, the Tsai administration's "New Southbound Policy" has been under the media spotlight. However, the policy has yet to gain traction and many still doubt whether the government's attempt to pivot away from mainland China will bear fruit., 1 Comment
Yesterday, citizens of the United States of America exercised their democratic right and elected Donald J. Trump as their next president. The real estate mogul-cum-reality TV star-cum-populist demagogue is set to become the most powerful man of the world., 1 Comment
The greatly touted first round of the Taiwan-Japan Marine Affairs Cooperation Dialogue took place in Tokyo on Oct. 31.
Tomorrow, for substantial numbers of voters in the U.S., the country will be in ruins. One of the very few things that unites Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump is a shared belief that the election of their advisory will mean disaster., 1 Comment
Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May, the nation has seen sporadic protests of all scales. Last week was notably tense, with escalating demonstrations from labor and student group protesters over fears that a disputed workweek bill would be powered through legislative proceedings on the floor during the general assembly on Tuesday.