Thursday, January 8, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou is trying to quell the feud between the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over the next year and a quarter. Well, he at least said so in his New Year's Day message last Thursday.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
When former President Chen Shui-bian was escorted by the Supreme Prosecutor Office's Special Investigation Division to the Taipei District Court in 2008, he held his handcuffed arms up high for the cameras and yelled to the press that his corruption charges were “political persecution.”, 2 Comments
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Income disparity has plagued Taiwan in recent years. The nation's real earning levels dropped to those of 15 years ago. Up to 3.48 million workers in Taiwan are earning a monthly salary of NT$30,000 or less, representing 41.6 percent of the total workforce. In other words, a great number of people just manage to make ends meet and find themselves stranded from the path to a better quality of life.
Monday, January 5, 2015
So soon into 2015 and one auspicious achievement has already been borne of the tireless efforts of the government and the people. The hoisting of the R.O.C. flag at Twin Oaks Estate (雙橡園), the site of the R.O.C.'s former embassy in the United States, on New Year's Day is an affirmation of the Taiwan story.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
There was a ridiculous delay in processing the paperwork for the release of former President Chen Shui-bian from prison on health reasons before the nation went into a long weekend for the New Year holiday., 1 Comment
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Not a week into his term in office, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has managed to keep the nation's eyes riveted on him as his efficiency is unlike what the Taiwanese people are accustomed to.
Friday, January 2, 2015
A-he (阿河), the injured hippo that held the attention of so many in Taiwan in recent days, was pronounced dead on Dec. 29 by veterinarians who later attributed the death to diaphragm injury resulting from the animal's escape from his transport truck and an accidental fall when he was being lowered into his pond.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
A lot has happened in 2014, many tragedies, natural disasters, political crises and also social turmoil. But if one has to underline a trend in the events of the outgoing year, one will find disruptions recurring over and over.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, which won a landslide victory in the 9-in-1 nationwide local elections, seems like a shoo-in for the presidential election of 2016., 1 Comment
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The China Post has rarely given credit to the local Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), not for a long time.