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Sunday, March 8, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has been showered with approval for his iron-fisted approach to eradicating corruption and boost government efficiency, but his handling of some seemingly minor issues has exposed time and time again his major weakness: his insensitivity to cultural issues.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Bloomberg News announced on Wednesday its ranking of the happiest economies in the world, based on calculations made regarding the "world misery index." And just like most times when Taiwan proved itself worthy of international news coverage, a bit of a hubbub followed when people discovered Taiwan was one of the happiest economies in the world -- ranked No. 5 in the list of 51 economies.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Earlier this week, Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) warned against the dramatic drop in Taiwan's workforce starting next year that could result in a population decrease of 1.8 million people over a 10-year period.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
A group of business, political and cultural leaders recently proposed to modify the electoral system to allow voters to express their disapproval of specific candidates with "no/minus votes."
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Eggs and paint once again found their resting place on some of the hundreds of Chiang Kai-shek statues across Taiwan as the nation commemorated the 228 Incident. The fate of Chiang's statues became a hot topic as Feb. 28 approached.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The February 28 Incident of 1947 was again marked in Taiwan on Saturday. President Ma Ying-jeou took part in a commemoration meeting at the 228 Memorial Park in the heart of Taipei, where he apologized again for the massacre of thousands of innocent people during the suppression that followed the spontaneous riots on that day 58 years ago.
Monday, March 2, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou brought the internal fight in the top echelons of the Kuomintang out into the open Wednesday by publicly voicing his disappointment over party leader Eric Chu's decision to discontinue the legal action against Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) over a membership issue.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
It is extremely sad to hear the news that Taiwanese nationals have once again been involved in deadly car accidents overseas during the recent Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Yi Hsin, a popular dried tofu snack stop in Taichung, recently closed shop after 65 years in business. The owner shut the door just one day after it was cited by the city's health officials for using excessive preserving agents. When asked to comment on his decision to fold by the local media, the owner pointed to complicated rules on food standards as a factor.
Friday, February 27, 2015
In everyday life, we look like one another for various reasons. Two brothers, for example, might look alike because they both inherited blue eyes and brown hair from their parents; whereas two people attending a wedding party may look alike because they are wearing the same outfits.
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