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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the nominations for the 2015 Oscars. Several biographical and historical movies are seen as strong contenders for big awards.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Both the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the Cabinet signaled their newfound respect for the Internet generation recently. After the spectacular failure of the KMT's senior supporter-oriented campaign strategy in the 2014 election, the party is now trying to embrace the social media-savvy youths — a substantial number of whom were only a few months ago seen as troublemakers.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je recently said he will overhaul the Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival in order to update the event founded in 2005. Even before Ko came to office, there had been calls for the cancelation of the festival. The event has lost its once-high level of popularity in recent years and the annual pick of best noodle restaurants seems to have become more of a city-funded advertisement benefiting certain businesses, the detractors argued.
Monday, January 26, 2015
It has always been great news to hear of a Taiwanese baseball player signing a contract with a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. This means that local talent is recognized by the world's top-tier professional baseball league.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
It has always been great news to hear of a Taiwanese baseball player signing a contract with a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. This means that local talent is recognized by the world's top-tier professional baseball league.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Not honoring the Farglory contract sets a damaging precedent for private-public partnerships On Wednesday, newly elected Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) successfully reopened the Taipei Dome building contract inked between the city and Farglory Land Development Co. (遠雄建設) in 2003.
Friday, January 23, 2015
A video showing a masked man standing over two kneeling hostages in orange jumpsuits appeared on social media Tuesday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu has taken over from President Ma Ying-jeou as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) after the party received a drubbing in the 9-in-1 Elections. He has gone on the record to say that he won't stand for president in 2016, but like it or not, he may be the KMT's only hope to beat the now seemingly invincible Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). To do so, Chu has to do two things.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
It would be safe to say that Taiwan experienced more food scandals than any other country in 2014. From contaminated oils to vinegars, local media outlets were kept busy with the responsibility of updating the nation with new cases of food contamination, almost like clockwork.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Lately President Ma Ying-jeou has faced one accusation after another for accepting under-the-table donations from big companies.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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